David Blecken
Jan 18, 2017

Investigation shows scale of improper digital transactions at Dentsu

Internal scrutiny has found nearly 1,000 cases of improper practice in the handling of digital advertising clients.

Dentsu Tokyo

Dentsu has uncovered 40 cases of overcharging and further instances of improper transactions amounting to 114.8 million yen just over US$1 million, based on an internal investigation.

The investigation was led by Shoichi Nakamoto, Dentsu’s CFO and senior executive vice-president. It covered transactions for digital advertising services by Dentsu and group companies between 1 November 2012 and 31 July 2016. The team included external attorneys and consulted third-party advisors to identify issues, causes...

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