We are an Orange County advertising agency

We are focused on building brands and growing companies through cost-effective marketing communications. We work for both local and national clients providing a mix of services. We tailor each engagement to your needs.

About Young Company - Creative Marketing Communications

Young Company is one of Southern California’s most established marketing communications agencies, with roots dating back to 1949, when Doug Young founded Taggart & Young Advertising agency in Los Angeles. For more than six decades, the firm has been dedicated to helping regional, national and international companies build their brands and grow their businesses. Doug Young handled the TWA account before opening Taggart & Young Advertising in Los Angeles in 1949.


As a strategic branding consultancy, Young Company provides the disciplined process, analytic tools and creative services required to articulate a comprehensive brand architecture and message strategy for our clients. As a creative integrated marketing communications agency, we combine strategically sound marketing planning with brilliantly executed advertising, public relations and Internet marketing programs to help our clients achieve their objectives.


Young Company has successfully launched and managed integrated marketing campaigns for some of America’s most prestigious companies, including ARAMARK, Ameritec, Arrow Electronics, Avery International, Avnet, Candle Corporation, Cisco Systems, Dassault Systemes, Fluor Corporation, Hitachi, Hughes, IBM (5 divisions), Mitsubishi, Northrop Grumman, Samsung Electronics, TDK Semiconductors, Texas Instruments and TRW.

Early Company History

The agency of Taggart & Young was founded in 1949 by Douglas R. Young, western regional manager of Beaumont & Holman, and Earl Taggart, western regional manager for McGraw-Hill publications. Primarily serving the needs of industrial companies, the Los Angeles-based advertising agency played an important role in cultivating the economic landscape in Southern California and is considered the region’s oldest independent agency. During its formative years, Taggart & Young handled a variety of clients including Pontiac and Cadillac dealers of Southern California.


In 1963, a merger with Harvard grad Alvin Hollander expanded the agency into the world of financial marketing. As Young & Hollander, the agency attained recognition on creative campaigns for Santa Monica Federal Savings, Century Federal Savings, Pasadena Federal Savings, and Sutro & Company. A successful merger with Speer and Mays, in 1967, brought increased emphasis on industrial accounts and produced the winning team of Speer, Young & Hollander, Inc., an agency primed to grow into the booming Southern California landscape. Speer, Young & Hollander’s client roster was bolstered by companies such as Borg Warner’s Byron Jackson Pump Division, Delta Trucking Lines, FMC Sweepers, Hoffman Meat Packing, Houston Film Processors, Fruehauf Trailers, Maxon Industries, and O’Connor Engineering.


At Speer, Young & Hollander, there was no shortage of creative talent on board. SYH’s creative director Steve Hayden, who was well-versed in technology marketing, generated many outstanding campaigns for the agency. Steve later earned even greater recognition at Chiat/Day Advertising where he wrote the super bowl TV commercial “1984″ for the Apple Macintosh which is arguably the most famous and critically acclaimed TV commercial of all time.