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Bates Worldwide (Firm)

Established in 1940 by former executives of the Benton & Bowles agency; one of the largest agencies in the U.S. until its demise in 2003. Bates began as a simple proprietorship, but as the company grew its organizational structure took on different forms: a partnership, then a corporation before becoming a publicly traded transnational entity, and finally becoming a subsidiary in a global holding company. From the 1970s on, Bates' growth and international expansion was fueled by a long series of mergers, partnerships and acquisitions that continued until the company was itself acquired, first by the Saatchi & Saatchi and later by the WPP Group. Materials in the collection relate to Bates' permutations into a variety of corporate entities, including Ted Bates & Co., Ted Bates, Inc., Backer Spielvogel Bates, and Bates Worldwide, Inc., along with its subsidiaries (such as Campbell-Mithun and Kobs and Draft) and parent organizations (Cordiant Communications Group, Saatchi & Saatchi).

From the description of Bates Worldwide, Inc. records, 1934-2003 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 72823858

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Bates Worldwide (corporateBody)

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Bates Worldwide, Inc. (corporateBody)

1901 Sept. 11 born Theodore Lewis Bates (New Haven, Conn.) 1920 Graduated, Andover Academy (Andover, Mass.) 1924 Graduated, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Worked at Chase National Bank (New York, N.Y.); started as an assistant but soon promoted ...