NYT: Edward H. Meyer, Who Created an Advertising Powerhouse, Dies at 96

“Edward H. Meyer, an empire-building chief executive who, using an iron-willed management style and a laser focus on even the smallest details, transformed a midsize New York advertising agency into the global power known as Grey Group, died on Tuesday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 96.

His death was confirmed by a Grey spokeswoman.

Mr. Meyer joined Grey Advertising, as it was then known, as an account-services executive in 1956, when the agency was billing about $34 million a year.”

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