Japan Advertising Landscape “Chaos Map”

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You call it the Lumascape or marketing technology landscape. Japan calls it the “Chaos Map”. Chiefmartec.com just released a 2014 edition that covers much of the world that’s not representative of Japan’s ad industry. Need to research Japan’s advertising landscape or looking to find some leads for your agency, marketing SaaS or advertising solution? Well […]

Japan’s Top 10 Sites, Apps and Ecommerce of 2013

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Nielson Japan published their┬áTOPS OF 2013: DIGITAL IN JAPAN┬áreport a few weeks back, but all in Japanese. Here’s my translation for those of you who cannot read Japanese. tl;dr Internet use from PCs saw a decline. #1 Smart phone use in Japan is LINE messenger. Tablet possession was 18%, an 8 point increase over a […]

Advertising in Japan

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Hi there, I’m Jon. I’ve been living in Japan for eight years as of today, working for five of those in Tokyo. I’m a marketer and entrepreneur based in Tokyo. My career started back in high school when I worked for a now defunct EC startup called YadaBuy.com. After high school I went on to […]