W+K Tokyo

DEBUT!

Your next star might be someone who is sitting right next to you at the office. You never know.

Shig Seng, W+K Tokyo’s famous account guy, made his debut as a model at Roppongi station and Roppongi Hills. But this time, we are only seeing the back side of him.

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Shig Seng and Will Smith are lined up in front of the movie theatre.
Stay tuned for Shig’s next move!

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Basketball – LBJ

This past fall we created two TV spots for Nike Basketball in Asia. They both feature LeBron James, the most complete and dominant players of the game today. In “Bring Everything,” we showcase LeBron’s intense dedication to the sport in a light-hearted way. In the second spot, “Try To Stop Me,” we dramatize LeBron’s versatile skills and unique ability to overtake and influence a game from anywhere on the court. Both highlight the multiple aspects of LBJ’s game.

“BRING EVERYTHING”

“TRY TO STOP ME”

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Seeking Studio Manager

We’re looking for a leader who will be responsible for managing a team of Studio Designers who assist in the execution and development of creative presentation materials as well as mechanical production files. The Studio Manager position ensures that the Studio adheres to agency and client guidelines / standards, while supervising and maintaining creative and technical precision, and digital file competencies of all printed and digital materials.

The candidate should be capable to positively lead, train, mentor and develop the skills of the Studio Designers, while communicating the needs of Creatives / Account Service / Print Production during the process of creative development and / or production jobs.

Ideally, this person should be creative, organized and financially responsible the a department P&L, while interested in staying abreast of current graphic arts and production technologies and workflows, to increase efficiencies, revenue and resources for the agency.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years past experience working within an agency or a production company in a managerial role. Bilingual candidates are preferred.

Candidates should send their resume Michael Frediani @ michael.frediani@wk.com.

Tony + Ran + Japan

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Tony Davidson, ECD of our London office, is taking advantage of W+K’s sabbatical program (payback for his ECD partner Kim’s sabbatical a few years ago) and chose Japan as his destination. Tony and his partner Ran (pictured above, apparently traveling incognito) will be journeying throughout the country for sightseeing, onsening and snowboarding. Happily for us, their visit started in Tokyo, and although on vacation, they stopped by the office to udpate us on what’s happening in London.

We learned that 1. London is starting a school, and is in the midst of doing a lot of research across the world to determine the best model for their office; 2. Nokia has proven to be a really exciting new client that has literally doubled the size of the London office; 3. Despite all the great work coming from W+K London, they are still striving to do work that’s even more innovative and provocative.

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Tony’s also been busy in his spare time and just published a book called One-Track Mind. It features a collection of photos taken from all over the world of objects that resemble women’s breasts. Even though the book is already published, we noticed that Tony was very observant while in Tokyo, finding lots of subject matter for a possible Volume 2. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to breast and prostate cancer research. If you are interested in “a lovely book of boob-like things of all shapes, sizes and surprises, you can purchase the book here.

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Thanks to IID and MediaSurf for lovely lunch! It was very cold day but your hearty Nabe lunch really warmed us up.

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Thanks for visiting Tony and Ran! Have a great trip, and good luck at the onsens!