Wunderman is a network of advertising, marketing and consulting companies with offices in 60 countries. Headquartered in New York City, Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of WPP Group (NASDAQ: WPPGY). In 1958, Lester Wunderman, alongside his brother Irving Wunderman, and colleagues Ed Ricotta and Harry Kline, opened Wunderman, Ricotta & Klein (WRK). Founder Lester Wunderman is widely considered, to be the creator of modern-day Direct Marketing—a term he originated in a 1967 speech at MIT. Wunderman, Ricotta & Kline was acquired by Young & Rubicam in 1973. Subsequently; Y&R merged WRK with its subsidiary, Cato Johnson Associates, in 1992 forming Wunderman Cato Johnson.