MRM//McCann has appointed multi award-winning creative Kazz Ishihara as Executive Creative Director of MRM//McCann in Japan, a newly-created post effective immediately.
Ishihara joins with more than two decades of experience in the U.S. and in Japan. He was previously Creative Director at Beacon Communications where he led the Nike creative work for six years, before taking on cosmetics brand, SKII. Before that he was Art / Motion Director at R/GA New York for four years, working on global brands such as NIKE LAB, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson.
Ishihara has won a Gold Cyber Cannes Lion as well as numerous other awards at top shows including, Cannes, Webby, Clio, One Show, London International, AdFest and Spikes.
“I’m super excited to be joining MRM//McCann to help accelerate the change to make our world full of creativity. I believe our job is to help brands stay connected with their customers in an ever-changing world. I love digging deep, finding meaningful insights and then figuring out the best possible way to express them”, said Ishihara.
Caspar Ouvaroff, Representative Director and President of MRM//McCann in Japan added, “I am delighted to have Kazz onboard. His experience and award winning track record will be invaluable in fueling our continued creative evolution along with elevating MRM//McCann’s commitment to innovation and technology in today’s highly digital and data driven world.”