David Blecken

David Blecken is executive editor, Campaign Japan, based in Tokyo. He joined Media in 2007 and was features editor when the magazine relaunched as Campaign Asia-Pacific in 2010. He later served as deputy editor in Hong Kong before launching Campaign Japan in 2016.

Feb 12, 2020

Matchmaking and education service aims to raise ...

The undertaking, spearheaded by former Blue Current MD Tetsuya Honda, is designed to teach best practices and farm talent out to clients looking for flexibility they can’t find in agencies.

Dec 3, 2019

How a Japanese diplomat found a niche in London’s ...

The second part of Campaign’s series on Japanese expats in the communications and creative field features Daisuke Tsuchiya, a former diplomat who liked London so much that he changed his career for it.

Oct 30, 2019

Japanese consumers shun brands in ‘low-quality’ ...

A study suggests Japan is particularly sensitive to context when it comes to online advertising.

Oct 22, 2019

A Japanese creative in London's design scene

In the first of a periodical series looking at the lives of Japanese expats in the creative and communications sectors, Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki discusses how he ended up in London, his sound-design work, fitting in and, of course, Brexit.

Oct 2, 2019

Will a new CEO change McCann's fortunes in Japan?

We spoke with incoming McCann CEO Antony Cundy about his plans to challenge Dentsu-Hakuhodo dominance, and with outgoing leader Charles Cadell about what Japan taught him.

Sep 30, 2019

Amazon gears up for advertising services push in Asia

The company’s advertising business sits largely under the radar in a region with fragmented ecommerce services, but that looks about to change.