Belitsos to leave Y&R

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Mike Belitsos will leave Y&R Advertising, San Francisco, Sept. 1 as chief creative officer on Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln Mercury account. Mr. Belitsos also is leaving the ad business. "I'm not retiring. I'm re-energizing," said the former Detroiter, who plans to remain in the Bay area. Mr. Belitsos said he's working with David Murphy, president of Y&R, Irvine, Calif., to find his successor. For now, Mr. Belitsos is concentrating on a new "American luxury" branding campaign for Lincoln, due this summer.

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