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Topic: China

China's BlueFocus Is About to Acquire This North American Advertising Player

Eyes Vision7 International, parent company of Cossette

A Chinese company has set its sights on a North American advertising player, with Beijing’s BlueFocus close to finalizing the purchase of assets from Vision7 International, parent of one of…

Study: Mobile Marketers Should Pay Attention to China

Where 71% of consumers watch videos on the go

Much has been made of cord cutters—consumers who ditch television sets to watch videos on smartphones and tablets—and how advertisers can grab their attention. But while U.S. broadcasters and companies…

Young Protesters in Hong Kong Have Found an Ingenious Way Around Cyber Censors

FireChat app lets them talk off the grid

As Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" enters a dangerous phase, government censors are clamping down on social media sites used to communicate images of the protest to mainland China. Thousands of young…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

How Advertising Powers China's IPO Darling Alibaba

Makes billions from marketing

Alibaba Group finally announced its long awaited public offering Tuesday, disclosing for the first time its financial statements that reveal the inner workings of this Chinese Internet hydra with tentacles…

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