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Topic: China

Culture of Loss: An American Adman in China

John Benet reflects on an uncertain future for the nation, and himself

After 23 years in the ad business, mostly working as a freelance producer, John Benet, the star of Sunshine, a short documentary by his friend, director Doug Nichol, doesn't have…

Join Wieden + Kennedy, and Enter a Permanent Psychedelic Dream State

Shanghai office's trippy help-wanted video

Animation remains the easiest way to feature both an octo-shark and a skyscraper rocket in a single advertisement. So clearly, it was the only way to go with this eye-candy-riffic…

Anomaly Opens Shop in Amsterdam, Eyes Brazil

Bows in the Netherlands With the Hire of Hazelle Klonhammer

Anomaly would have arrived in The Netherlands eventually. The backing of MDC Partners just made it happen faster. This week, the 7-year-old agency opens its third office (after New York and…

China Will Soon Be 'Second-Biggest Market' Says WPP Chief

Launches marketing school in Shanghai

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell says China will overtake the U.K. as the firm’s second-biggest market within two to four years. "I would anticipate that China would become our third market…

Twitter to Launch Chinese and Hindi Versions

Company now reaching 100 million active users

Twitter has announced that it is adding support to Asian languages versions, including Hindi, Malay, Filipino, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Twitter has been banned in mainland China since 2009. But…

Chinese State Broadcaster Goes to War With Baidu

Launches attacks on the search engine's credibility

Chinese search giant Baidu is locked in a war with state-run China Central Television, and the broadcaster is stepping up its efforts to discredit the Internet company with disparaging reports…

Adidas Pulls No Punches With Boxing Bags in Chinese Subways

How did this clear the lawyers?

In the category of things I could see going very wrong very quickly, Adidas has installed punching bags in Chinese subway stations. You're supposed to relieve the stress of commuting…

Relativity Media Teams Up With Chinese Partners

SkyLand and Huaxia offer an in to elusive market

Relativity Media, the film studio responsible for producing Bridesmaids and The Social Network, is entering a partnership with Huaxia Film Distribution and SkyLand Film-Television Development, both Chinese companies. The move…

Chinese iPad Smugglers Turn MacGyver

They used a fishing line and crossbow to ship goods

China has been getting very creative in its attempts to illegally sell Apple products. First, there was that string of fake Apple stores. And now, a group of Chinese smugglers…

Leonardo DiCaprio Can't Get the Girl in Chinese Cell-Phone Ads

Leonardo DiCaprio's a big star—an entire generation of female moviegoers lost their virginity to other guys while moaning his name. Leo can get any girl he wants. But he lets…

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