Dentsu Improves Organic Growth for Q1, Attributes 13% Profit Drop to Overwork Reforms

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Dentsu released a report on its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2018, revealing a third consecutive quarter of organic growth while also reporting a decline in operating profit.

“In Q1 FY2018, Dentsu Group continued on its return to growth, as seen over the past three quarters,” Dentsu Inc. president and CEO Toshihiro Yamamoto said in a statement. “The operating environment remains challenging, yet momentum is with the business.”

Yamamoto said that the group remains “focused on innovating at pace to help our clients stay ahead of the competition.” The

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