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A cookware brand with strong brand awareness in Japan looks to Tokyoesque to clarify its advertising strategy in the market.

The Challenge

An agency aims to ensure that a French brand’s advertising campaigns are perceived positively in the Japan market. They regularly turn to Tokyoesque to analyse and provide insight into the brand’s proposed TV ads.

Our Solution

Society : Tradition remains strongly entrenched in relation to food in Japan. Tokyoesque identified subsets of Japanese society where scenarios such as men in the kitchen and non-Japanese food were a positive addition, enabling Tefal to highlight their innovative and modern offerings
Language : Certain commonplace terminology in Western households (babysitter, roommate, etc.) can have negative associations if not used carefully
Foreignness : French foods and Western-style cooking can alienate Japanese viewers if not considered carefully. We demonstrated that striking a balance of exotic / cool whilst being relatable would be key
Consumer : We always grounded the discussion back down to, How would a Japanese consumer use these products?

Methodology + Output

Tokyoesque provided clear-cut recommendations using:

Hands-on experience: Our bi-lingual, bi-cultural team is well placed to perceive subtle differences in culture from a French to a Japanese perspective.
Case studies: We demonstrated how similar products (both domestic and international) have been advertised in Japanese media.
Ad-hoc support: Our team is always available to further provide clarification.