The Dentsu Group and the ADK Group Become Business Partners of Flipboard to Promote Its Social Magazine for iPad, iPhone and Android in Japan

Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT

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The Dentsu Group and the ADK Group Become Business Partners of Flipboard to Promote Its Social Magazine for iPad, iPhone and Android in Japan

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, Sumally, Unbar
Note: Web Magazine OPENERS, CLASSY.ONLINE, i-VoCE and Bi Ranger will also be added in the near future.

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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

Dentsu Inc.
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
s.kannan@dentsu.co.jp
or
ASATSU-DK Inc.
Kaori Nakajima, (813) 3547-2003
Office of Corporate Communications
n86025@adk.jp

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