Kansas City : VML, a leading global digital agency, has announced the official opening of VML Tokyo, the network’s first foray into the Japanese market. VML Tokyo is the sixth global office location VML has launched within eighteen months.
“One of the most exciting aspects of VML has been our globalization. It’s been successful because we’ve done it at the right pace and we’ve done it with with great partners led by visionaries who live the VML brand essence,” said Jon Cook, VML global CEO and president. “With VML Tokyo, we’ve found this ingredient yet again in Hideki and Kazuki. We’re excited about the future of the VML brand in Japan.”
Helming the new VML Tokyo entity are digital industry leaders Kazuki Imahashi and Hideki Ogino.
President and CEO of VML Tokyo, Kazuki Imahashi is a communication design specialist, integrating both online and offline touch points. With significant industry experience in planning successful digital marketing campaigns for global and local brands, Imahashi has already established strong relationships with more than 100 digital specialist agencies.
VML Tokyo’s Director of Digital Strategy, Hideki Ogino, specializes in the field of online brand presence and owned media, with over a decade of experience in web design and digital marketing for the Japanese market. Ogino also provides direct consulting on digital strategies to many global brands.
Commented Ogino,”VML Tokyo is a unique mix of digital marketing talent with a strong focus on business results. Our capabilities go beyond web development and digital marketing, and into cutting edge ad technology. Our rich experience in digital campaigns across industries with our strong technical advantage allows us to guarantee results, and provide speed like no other agency in Japan.”
The launch of VML Tokyo continues a collaborative global expansion strategy between VML and Y&R Advertising to create a global digital network.
The new office is already providing services to global VML clients and local clients.