Marketing chief leaves Ford for Young & Rubicam

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DETROIT, March 24 (Reuters) - The top advertising executive at Ford Motor Co. is swapping out of sheet metal for a job focusing on computers and audio-visual software. In a statement on Wednesday, Ford said Jan Valentic, its vice president for global marketing, was joining Young & Rubicam Brands, effective April 1. Valentic, who joined Ford in June 1998, will oversee the Microsoft Corp. account at Young & Rubicam, Ford said. Valentic, a self-described "gear head," hailed the ...

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