The One Show

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2021 One Show Creative Use of Data Jury

Kentaro Kimura

Chief Creative Officer

Hakuhodo International


Kentaro is a hybrid multi-tasking person. His career started as a strategic planner, broadened to creative director, and then in CEO role for 13 years, and now in CCO role in the mothership company. 
Through his career, he has constantly pursued how to make our people highly-motivated, better-performing, and profitable. He established Hakuhodo Kettle, one of the award-winning creative boutiques in 2006 with the mission to break through the boundaries of traditional advertising methods to provide innovative integrated solutions to clients such as Toyota, Sony, Google, Suntory, etc. 
As CCO of Hakuhodo International, Kentaro leads creatives in regional offices in 14 countries. Additionally, he is responsible for strengthening Hakuhodo as network to better serve its clients. He has won in various international advertising awards including 10 Grand Prix. He also leads popular seminars on creativity at international conferences around the world. Kentaro enjoys playing tennis, golf, piano, and skiing. He has visited 40 countries since his youth, and looks forward to visiting more in the future.




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