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Feb 6, 2024

Patrick Xu steps down as CEO of GroupM China

EXCLUSIVE: After 10 years with WPP, Patrick Xu, the company's country manager and CEO for GroupM China, has resigned. His role will be split and replaced by existing WPP senior executives, Rupert McPetrie and Chris Reitermann.

Oct 24, 2023

WPP fires executive detained in Shanghai over bribery charges

The executive was terminated following a post by Shanghai's economic police, alleging that multiple former employees of an ad agency in China had taken advantage of their positions and facilitated large bribes.

Oct 22, 2023

Shanghai's economic police confirm GroupM executive detained on bribery charges

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.

Oct 21, 2023

WPP executive understood to be detained in Shanghai, GroupM office raided

The latest detainment comes as China continues to crack down on foreign companies’ conduct in light of evolving data, security and corruption laws.

Nov 21, 2013

GroupM names new China CEO

SHANGHAI - GroupM China has appointed Patrick Xu (徐俊) as its new chief executive officer effective March 2014, replacing Bessie Lee (李倩玲) who moved to WPP earlier this year.

Feb 4, 2010

3D Television: The Avatar Effect

Early developers of 3D TV pushed for its adoption as long as 15 years ago, but the concept is finally moving on from a pipe dream to a reality. Yet after all the hype, what will 3D TV actually offer brands and media outlets?