McCann Worldgroup Japan has promoted Kazz Ishihara, Executive Creative Director (ECD) of MRM Japan to group ECD, McCann Worldgroup Japan.
In the newly-created role, Ishihara will oversee the creative teams of both McCann and Craft, in addition to MRM, to bring more collaboration and integration across McCann Worldgroup and enhance connectivity with Regional and Global creative leaders, the agency said.
He joined MRM in Japan in 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience as a creative, having worked with some of the world’s leading marketers in Japan and New York and has received numerous industry awards, including the Cyber Cannes Lion Gold award, Webby, Clio, One Show, LIA, AdFest, and Spikes.
“I am very excited to take on an expanded role as ECD of McCann Worldgroup Japan to further provide seamless integrated solutions to our clients in a rapidly changing world. I also look forward to working with each of our agency creative teams to be the heartbeat of McCann Worldgroup as one big family,” said Ishihara.
“Kazz’s experience, coupled with his deep understanding of what makes groundbreaking creative, makes him uniquely qualified for this position and we look forward to his contributions as we pursue our global goal of becoming the irrefutable leader in the business of creativity”, added Ji Watson, CEO, McCann Worldgroup Japan.