W+K Tokyo Appoints New ECDs

By Kiran Aditham 

W+K Tokyo welcomed Frank Hahn and Naoki Ito as executive creative directors, effective immediately. The pair joins MD Trish Adams to complete the management team at the agency’s office.

Hahn is no stranger to the W+K network, having served as ECD in the agency’s Shanghai office from 2006-2008 and as CD/art director in W+K Amsterdam for seven years prior to that. Ito meanwhile hails from GT Tokyo, where he served as CD, picked up five Gold Lions along the way and worked on campaigns including Sony Walkman’s “REC YOU”, “Nike Cosplay” and the “Uniqlo March” website.

In a statement, W+K global ECD John C. Jay says, “…Together, Frank and Naoki are a powerful force, able to blend the art of storytelling with both craft and technology in order to create a strong and emotional connection with the consumer through multimedia.”

More: “WKEntertainment: “Renegotiating the Relationship Between Art, Media and Advertising