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Martin Sorrell Says China's Move to Stop Graft Creates Opportunities for WPP Transparent media-buying model pays off

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell told CNBC that China's anti-graft campaign is benefiting WPP.  "[In terms of] public relations and public affairs, every time there's a crisis, to be honest, there's an…

September 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Kotex Tells You to Be Gentle With Your Cat (What's Another Word for Cat?) Putting tape on them isn't very nice

Cats are very sensitive. And when you apply sticky tape to them, they tend to walk funny. Just like when your pad won't stay in place and decides to adhere…

September 12, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements New law requires celebs to actually use the products they pitch

The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with. A classic example was in 1984, when soap opera actor…

September 2, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

Nike and AKQA Create an LED Basketball Court to Help Kids Learn Kobe's Moves Visual display fueled brand's search for Chinese talent

Global design firm AKQA and ubiquitous shoe manufacturer Nike have collaborated on a full-size LED basketball court for Nike Rise, a program designed to train Chinese youth based on the…

August 20, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

McCann Wins Back Coke in China Lost brand to Leo Burnett in 2007

McCann has won back creative duties for brand Coke in China, taking over from Leo Burnett, which picked up the business and key executives from the Interpublic agency in 2007,…

August 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Apple's Powerful 'Your Verse' Campaign Rolls On, From Beijing and Through Detroit iPad goes on tour with a Chinese band, and facilitates a Motor City bicycle rally

Apple is sticking with a good thing, continuing the rollout of its "Your Verse" campaign with two new stories about how people around the world are using iPads as tools…

August 12, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

China’s BlueFocus Seeks to Expand Into U.S. as Profits Grow Digitally focused holding company has ambitious goals

If you want to set up a new industry holding company today, it might look a lot like what BlueFocus chief Oscar Zhao is trying to build: a digitally focused…

July 15, 2014, 6:05 AM EDT

Rapp Names a New Global CEO Alexei Orlov succeeds Bob Horvath

Rapp is getting a new global CEO. Volkswagen Group's Alexei Orlov will assume the role in July, reporting to Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services, the…

June 25, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai Finds ECD at JWT Yang Yeo will join the agency in August

Wieden + Kennedy has reached into JWT to fill one of the top creative roles in its Shanghai, China office.  Yang Yeo, North Asia ecd and China chairman at JWT, will…

June 17, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

Volkswagen Freaks Out a Whole Movie Theater With Devious 'Don't Text and Drive' PSA One small distraction

We've seen lots of "Don't text and drive" ads lately. With this one from Ogilvy Beijing, Volkswagen drove the message home to a captive movie-theater audience in a way they'll…

June 10, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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