The Dentsu Group and the ADK Group Become Business Partners of Flipboard to
Promote Its Social Magazine for iPad, iPhone and Android in Japan
TOKYO -- September 12, 2012
Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO:4324)(ISIN:JP3551520004)(President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii;
Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Dentsu"), Dentsu Digital Holdings
Inc. (President: Nobuyuki Toya; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo), cyber
communications inc. (President & CEO: Hideyuki Nagasawa; Head Office:
Minato-ku, Tokyo), ASATSU-DK Inc. (TOKYO:9747)(President: Yoji Shimizu; Head
Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "ADK"), and ADK Digital Communications
Inc. (President: Jikai Toshima; Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) announced today
that the five companies have become business partners of Flipboard (CEO: Mike
McCue; Head Office: California, USA), representing its social magazine for
iPad, iPhone and Android in Japan. The aim of the partnership is to support
Flipboard in cultivating relationships with media companies and assist in
marketing the social magazine.
Flipboard is a free app for iPad, iPhone and Android that presents images,
stories and links from various online social media as well as RSS feeds from
news websites and blogs in a magazine-like layout.
Since its launch in Japan on May 15, 2012, the Dentsu Group and the ADK Group
have supported Flipboard in creating relationships with media companies. Going
forward, the two groups will act as Flipboard's business partners to expand
the number of media companies that share content, promote the social magazine
as an advertising medium, and increase the user base of the application by
popularizing the company's services in Japan.
Today, the Japanese edition of Flipboard adds exclusive content from the 30
media listed below.
List of Media
GQ JAPAN, WIRED, GINZA, COLOCAL, dacapo, Engadget Japanese, TechCrunch Japan,
autoblog, Aol Celebrity, Nikkei Business, Tech-on!, ITpro, Asahi Shimbun
Digital, National Geographic Japanese edition, Diamond Online, MISS, Begin,
MEN'S EX, 25ans, MEN'S CLUB, UOMO, MEN'S NON-NO, Tabelog, Facebook navi, MdN
Design Interactive, Autocar Japan, Da Vinci Electronic Navi, MilK japon,
Note: Web Magazine OPENERS, CLASSY.ONLINE, i-VoCE and Bi Ranger will also be
added in the near future.
*iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
*Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
About Dentsu Inc.
Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world's largest
single-brand agency for almost 40 years. Through its unique "Integrated
Communication Design" approach, Dentsu offers multinational clients the most
comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services in the industry.
While continuing to pursue innovation in the digital arena, Dentsu is active
in the production and marketing of sports, movies, anime and other
entertainment content on a global scale. The Dentsu Group has more than 6,000
clients and over 20,000 employees worldwide.
Dentsu News: http://www.dentsu.com/news/index.html
Dentsu Inc.: http://www.dentsu.com/index.html
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Corporate Communications Division
Kaori Nakajima, (813) 3547-2003
Office of Corporate Communications
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