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.

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Dentsu finds itself on unstable ground with its key client
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Jul 12, 2018

Dentsu finds itself on unstable ground with its key ...

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Jul 9, 2018

At 20, W+K Tokyo looks to accommodate creatives who ...

As the agency enters its third decade in Japan, its senior management team says it is learning to work with ideas people who prefer to work freelance than sign contracts.

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Publicis One’s Japan planning head moves on
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Jul 9, 2018

Publicis One’s Japan planning head moves on

A replacement is set to begin in October.

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Brand launch: In Japan, FIGS aims to take the pain out of investment research
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Jul 6, 2018

Brand launch: In Japan, FIGS aims to take the pain ...

The company is part of a growing sector of investment aids aimed at young professionals in a market where the concept of investing is still relatively unknown.

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Stereotypes: Why advertisers fail to represent social diversity
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Jul 5, 2018

Stereotypes: Why advertisers fail to represent ...

The final part of a series on ‘responsible advertising’ examines the problems stereotypes in advertising cause, and why marketers need to move beyond this lazy approach.

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Atlantic Media to sell Quartz to Japan's Uzabase
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Jul 3, 2018

Atlantic Media to sell Quartz to Japan's Uzabase

Quartz aims to learn from a successful paid-content operator as Uzabase plots international expansion.

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