Following yesterday’s report in Campaign Asia-Pacific, the Shanghai Economic Investigations Department has released an official statement implicating three members of GroupM on bribery charges, including two former employees.
More than 85% of respondents to a Campaign Spot Survey agreed that bribery is a problem in agency pitches in APAC, and nearly 70% have personally seen it influence the outcome of a pitch.
SPOT SURVEY: Stories about bribes tilting the scales in the agency-selection process come to light from time to time, as they did earlier this week involving WPP in India. But how prevalent is the practice in the region? We need you to tell us in this short, anonymous survey.
The holding company was fined for failing to ensure foreign subsidiaries, including operations in India and China, met internal accounting controls.
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