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Steve Blamer Named Managing Director of Grey Advertising in Los Angeles

 Grey's 1997 Resolutions Come True Early:
 A New Director and Redesigned Offices


LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey Advertising (Nasdaq: GREY) announced today the promotion of Steve Blamer to the newly created position of executive vice president, managing director the Los Angeles office. The promotion comes at a time when Grey/Los Angeles is getting a face lift to reflect the other side of Grey few people acknowledge -- its creative product.

Blamer will continue to report to Jeff Alperin, CEO, Grey Advertising's Western Division.

"We've got some exciting changes happening as the new year begins," said Alperin. "Steve's promotion recognizes his significant contributions to Grey/Los Angeles, and we look forward to his leadership and participation in helping drive our new business activities." In addition, Grey/Los Angeles is remodeling its office space to provide a more contemporary, exciting work environment.

Blamer began at Grey in 1989 as director of new business, and was most recently executive vice president, director of client services before being promoted.

In addition to his new business role, Steve will continue to oversee two of Grey/Los Angeles' largest accounts, Caesars World and Kal Kan pet foods.

Blamer previously worked for Needham, Harper & Steers in Chicago and Foote, Cone and Belding in Chicago and Los Angeles. He was also director of marketing for Capri Sun, Inc. which be left to start Sundale Beverages in San Francisco.

Blamer is a graduate of Arizona State University, and is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement. He was born and raised in Southern California, and is married with two children.

Blamer Promoted To Grey L.A. Managing Director

"This is going to be an exciting year," said Blamer. "Grey is a great agency that has achieved outstanding results, but more people need to hear about the work we are doing for our clients. We're very focused on growing the agency, and I feel our new redesigned office space will help highlight the creative side of Grey."

New Look Adds Color To Grey

Grey is using award winning architect Josh Schweitzer to design a fun and interactive atmosphere that accents Grey's creativity.

Grey Advertising Inc. is one of the world's leading independent advertising and communications companies. It is ranked as the sixth largest advertising agency (by income) in the world and is the largest agency in New York City, where Grey is headquartered. It also has U.S. offices in Orange County and San Francisco. Grey and its subsidiary companies form a global network of 277 offices in 133 cities in 72 countries. Grey stock (GREY) is traded on Nasdaq.

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