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Dentsu manager in Indonesia commits suicide through alleged overwork

Dentsu Media employee Jiro Inao has committed suicide in Indonesia, through the pressure of overwork according to police. Inao, 48, was a senior manager. His family have refused an autopsy. Dentsu’s CEO in Japan resigned last year over a similar ...

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Dentsu is top acquirer in 2016 with digital and content agencies in demand

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the marcoms sector grew in 2016 according to new research from M&A advisor Results International. There were 1,023 marcoms deals globally, rising from 979 in 2015 and 972 in 2014 In Q4 there were 238 ...

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Dentsu suicide shows a business that’s lost its bearings

It never rains but it pours, especially at Dentsu in Japan it seems. Hard on the heels of the agency admitting to overbilling hundreds of clients, most notably its biggest, Toyota, has been the suicide of Matsuri Takahashi (below) who ...

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Dentsu owns up to “numerous instances” of overbilling

Dentsu president and CEO Tadashi Ishii (below) has released a statement, owning up to numerous charges of overbilling clients for digital advertising. There’s a lot of it (the statement that is) but it makes interesting and somewhat perturbing (for clients ...

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Dentsu embroiled in overcharging scandal in Japan

Big time media buying is the scandal that just keeps on giving and now Japanese giant Dentsu finds itself in the dock, accused of overcharging massive client Toyota for digital work over a five year period. Toyota says Dentsu has ...

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R3: Dentsu is biggest digital buyer in August

Dentsu is giving WPP, Omnicom and others a real run for their money in the digital acquisition stakes as global marketing consultancy R3’s summary of mergers and acquisitions (below) in August demonstrates. Dentsu topped the deal table in terms of ...

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