Officially launched at Cannes Lions 2022, Dentsu Creative, a global creative network for the future
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In a bold move, Dentsu has created an entirely new global creative network, uniting its creative agencies, including DentsuMB, 360i and Isobar, and expanding its Entertainment, Earned Attention and Experience capabilities. The launch is part of a broader strategy aimed at simplifying client engagement and injecting creativity in everything Dentsu does, all backed by a depth and breadth of creative capabilities that are unparalleled in the market. Dentsu Creative is poised to transform brands and businesses through the lens of Modern Creativity, which looks to deliver ideas that Create Culture, Change Society and Invent the Future.
Led by Fred Levron, who joined Dentsu as Chief Creative Officer in November 2021 and has demonstrated the transformative power of creativity throughout his acclaimed career; Dentsu Creative will be comprised of 9,000 creative experts in 46 markets connected to 37,000 media and CXM experts across Dentsu and collaborate closely with Dentsu’s creative team in Japan. In the near future, further leadership announcements will be made as Dentsu Creative brings in the next generation of strategic, production, business and creative leaders.
Fred Levron, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu said, “If you had the chance to build a brand new global creative network designed for the modern world, what would it look like? That is what we are answering with the launch of Dentsu Creative. Clients, talent and the industry at large are craving for a change: in the way we build brands, in the way we collaborate and in the role we give to creativity. If the current players have set the rules of the previous century, we have the ambition to set the rules for the decades to come.”
Wendy Clark, Global CEO, Dentsu said: “At dentsu, we’re building a modern agency network fuelled by horizontal creativity – a creativity designed to unify our people, their capabilities and our delivery for clients. We’re fortunate to draw from our Japanese heritage steeped in a relentless focus on craft, innovation and creativity. This legacy inspired our vision for modern creativity that was born in Japan and raised in a connected world. Dentsu Creative offers a simplified, modern creative proposition that answers clients’ needs for us to break down agency silos and inefficiencies and seamlessly connect our talent around the right client opportunities at the right time.”
In Indonesia, Dentsu Creative will be led by Wisnu Satya Putra, Creative CEO of dentsu Indonesia. The effective creative agencies, include dentsu mcgarrybowen, dentsu MainAd, and Isobar, will start the integration process and transition to Dentsu Creative by January 1st, 2023. - In relation to DwiSapta - the DwiSapta business has a very strong legacy and reputation in Indonesia, particularly with local clients, and therefore the DwiSapta brand will be retained. That being said, the dentsu Creative business and DwiSapta will continue to collaborate, share ideas and work together as always in the spirit of Gotong Royong.
Wisnu Satya Putra, CEO, Creative, dentsu Indonesia said, “This integration is formed for providing the best service to our client, as well as creating a more efficient way of work for tomorrow. Now, Dentsu Creative is the most integrated network in Indonesia. Having one shared vision, modern creativity, in the way we work, the opportunities for creativity and growth are endless.”
Recently in April 2022, dentsu Indonesia has advanced its creative leadership with the promotion of Andreas, the current Chief Creative Officer. Andreas, who reports to Fred Levron, is attending Cannes Lions 2022 the International Festival of Creativity in the south of France to observe the launch of Dentsu Creative.
Andreas, Chief Creative Officer, dentsu Indonesia said, “This is a very exciting moment for our creative people in dentsu Indonesia, our space for them to showcase their unique talents, authenticity, and creativity are now even larger than ever. It’s time to innovate the future.”
Dentsu Creative blends dentsu’s unique DNA of 120-year-old Japanese heritage and craft with its rich experience of building brands in the modern media landscape. Using customer intelligence to deliver ideas that are big enough to live anywhere, bold enough to chart new executional territory and rich enough to connect personally with millions. A striking visual identity has been crafted as a creative expression of East meeting West, a signal of the network’s dedication to craft and the transformative power of creativity and to help Dentsu Creative attract and retain the best creative talent.
This industry-first launch follows Dentsu Group’s February 2022 announcement of a JPY 250 to 300 bn acquisition investment fund for 2022-2024.
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