Foote, Cone & Belding, New York, acquired youth-oriented ad shop McElroy Communications, Newport Beach, Calif. The agency will be renamed McElroy FCB, and current management will remain in place.
The Pittsburgh office of Ketchum Advertising said it's being sold by Omnicom Group to Earle Palmer Brown, New York, and will be renamed Egan/St. James.
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