McCann Worldgroup Japan elevates Kazz Ishihara to newly-created Group ECD role

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McCann Worldgroup Japan elevates Kazz Ishihara to newly-created Group ECD role

McCann Worldgroup Japan has announced that Kazz Ishihara, Executive Creative Director of MRM Japan will assume the newly-created position of group ECD, McCann Worldgroup Japan, effective immediately.


In this 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.

Ishihara joined MRM in Japan in 2019 and brings over 20 years’ experience as a creative, having worked with some of the world’s leading marketers in Japan and New York, seamlessly integrating digital and mass media with impressive results. During his career, he has received numerous prestigious industry awards, including the Cyber Cannes Lion Gold award, Webby, Clio, One Show, LIA, AdFest, and Spikes.

Ishihara said: “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.”

“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,” says Ji Watson, CEO, McCann Worldgroup Japan.