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Topic: Dentsu

Could Celebrity Robot Doppelgangers Be the Future Stars of Advertising?

A Beyoncé droid would cost $100,000 to make

CANNES, France—A celebrity android costs $100,000 to build, but it could literally be a moneymaking machine. That's why Dentsu, Japan's huge ad agency, is so interested in these robot doppelgangers. Dentsu…

Mondelez's Goal in Global Media Review is Efficiency

Sticking with MediaVest and Dentsu units but seeking savings

Like Coca-Cola, Citi, SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Mondelez International is only considering incumbent shops in its global media review. As such, the contest is between Publicis Groupe's MediaVest and units…

Coca-Cola is Looking for Its Next Big Global Campaign

Asks roster agencies to pitch after 6 years of 'Happiness'

Coca-Cola might be looking to move away from "Open Happiness."  The brand has asked 10 roster agencies to pitch ideas for Coke's next global campaign: Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore.; David; Dentsu;…

Acer Selects Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore as Global Creative Agency

Computer brand spends $50 million in media annually

Acer has selected the Singapore office of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore to lead global creative efforts for the Taiwanese computer manufacturer. The Publicis Groupe agency prevailed in a pitch against Grey…

Carat Fills Client Leadership Role With Michael Epstein

Will oversee all U.S. account teams

Carat has filled its chief client officer role with chief strategy officer Michael Epstein.  The position has been vacant since Steven Feuling left the post in late 2013; he's since been…

Pinterest and Its Agency Friends Create Special Pin Boards for Cannes

Dentsu, Barbarian Group, Ogilvy contribute

Pinterest is showing off its creative capabilities at Cannes. The new ad darling, fresh off launching Promoted Pins, is collaborating with media and agency partners at the international festival. With the…

Microsoft Splits Its Global Ad Business Between IPG and Dentsu

Total account revenue is estimated at $100 million

Microsoft began its global advertising review with the aim of consolidating its business within a single ad holding company. In the end, however, the business was split between two: Interpublic…

MEC Wins Vodafone's Global Media Account

Annual media spending exceeds $900 million

Vodafone has found an agency to succeed OMD on its global media account. WPP Group's MEC will take on the business, with annual media spending estimated at more than $900 million,…

Microsoft Tells Agencies What They Must Do to Win Its Coveted Global Account

Spends more than $1 billion annually in media

Microsoft is in the middle of reinventing itself—and it wants the agencies vying for its global creative and media business to be open to change, too.    The tech giant last year…

Sarah Hofstetter Is 360i's New Global CEO as Bryan Wiener Steps Down

39-year-old is elevated from U.S. chief

Sarah Hofstetter is 360i's new global chief, as Bryan Wiener—who has been an executive with the digital shop since 2004—steps down. He will continue to serve in a chairman capacity.…

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