Google China is hiring. Vincent Kobler, managing director at EmporioAsia Leo Burnett in Shanghai, said, “Things have stabilized.” He is in a position to know because his company buys advertising on behalf of clients on Google and Chinese market leader Baidu.
Nevertheless, he added the owner of the world’s most popular internet search engine needs to resolve its future in China quickly to avoid falling further behind its rival.
Steven Chang, chief executive officer for China at ZenithOptimedia Group, which buys advertising on Google’s site on behalf of companies said, “Customers are considering Google for future ad campaigns again.”
BusinessWeek reported clients are returning after Chang said more than 20% of Google’s customers in the Asian nation probably switched to alternative paid-search providers in the wake of the US company’s January 12 announcement that it may withdraw from the Chinese market.