The "role" of a soft drink, the perils of "kissing ass" in creative and the portrayal of Japanese as the "bored-looking people at a party" were among the more interesting takeaways.
An entertaining short film takes inspiration from breakdown reels of past commercials.
New venture aims to support traditional Japanese businesses.
English copy is everywhere in Japanese advertising, much of it bemusing to English-speakers both foreign and Japanese. We ask what purpose it serves—and whether it actually needs to make sense.
TOKYO - Ahead of hosting a workshop at Advertising Week Asia in Tokyo at the end of May, Yasumichi Oka, the founder of Tugboat, told Campaign Japan about his regret at not having a clear heir, and his hopes that more young people will branch out and start independent agencies.
TOKYO - Auto shows today are about much more than the physical presence of cars and concept vehicles. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Campaign spoke to Lexus International about how it is using the event to build a stronger emotional connection with potential customers.
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