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Bringing your brand
to the West.

We are a one-of-a-kind Tokyo-born agency with highly-skilled professionals from both Japan and abroad.

This unique combination of cultures and experience helps us bring a western eye to identify the often overlooked value of Japan and share it overseas.

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We are Remark.

Our Vision is to be the bridge that brings the rest of the world to Japan through the marriage of local beauty and western style.

Our Mission is to uncover hidden value in our customers, cultivate it, and empower them to achieve their vision.

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what we do

We help the world understand your brand in a way that speaks to them.
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Marketing Consulting
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Western Market Strategy
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Brand Revitalization
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Creative Direction
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Visual Design
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Verbal Design
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Campaign Management

 

brands we’ve helped

 

A&E Networks
Adobe

American Heart Association
ANA Intercontinental
Asus
Avaya Telecom
Eukanuba
Foodies Go Local
Calbee
CBS Interactive
Certara Biomed
Citizen
CNET Networks
GRCS
GIAHS Noto 2021

Gymboree
Hubspot
Intel
Iwa Sake
Jacques Marie Mage
Kick-it Social
Land Rover
M22
Metropolis
Microsoft
Mimaru Hotel
Mov
Myoko Kogen Resort
Moet & Chandon
Peony Garden Tokyo
Sasakawa Sports Foundation

Samsung
Sony Pictures
Tabérumo
Takachiho
Tastemade
Terrace Mall Shonan
Tokyo Comic Con
Toyota
Tria Beauty
Setre Naramachi
Yamano Beauty College
Wells-Fargo
The Weather Channel
Withceed
ZYRUS

our leadership team

Ash Geary

CEO 

Originally born and raised in the USA, Ash has lived and worked all over the United States. (Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, California). 25 years of experience in design and marketing with a focus on user behavior and data analytics. Fascinated by Japanese culture, Ash moved to Japan in the middle of his career to explore his love for all things Japanese. 

Brands
  • The Weather Channel
  • CNET.com
  • American Heart Association
  • GRCS
  • Zyrus
Expertise 
  • Growth Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Data analytics
  • Executive Communications
  • Consumer experience and UX
  • Creative Direction (Verbal/Visual design, photo/video, website)
  • Behavioral psychology
Ash Geary - Remark CEO
Lena Saito - CFO Business Intelligence

Lena Saito

Remark - Business Intelligence 

Born in Japan, raised in the USA (West coast and East coast), mainly educated in Japan. In order to overcome the cultural gaps each time, enjoy learning new cultures and languages, understanding/compassion/analysis capabilities were naturally becoming her thing and thus supporting her working style.

BA, Policy Management, Keio University

Visiting Scholar, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Career
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Wholesale, Industry representative (Healthcare sector)
  • RISA Partners, Inc.
    Raising and operating the first RISA private equity fund, advisories on Mergers & Acquisitions, business restructuring projects for US and Japanese SMEs
  • Various advisory for financial, marketing and turnaround for both corporations and SMEs while independent
  • Co-established Remark

 

Colin M Johnson

Executive Creative Director

Born in California, Colin worked in San Francisco for over 25 years leading creative for several Fortune 500 accounts and clients like Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, and Adobe. Colin moved to Japan in 2016 and started his own design agency. 

Career
  • CNET Networks
  • Razorfish
  • Omencraft
  • Remark
Expertise 
  • B.S. Applied Art and Design, Cal Poly SLO
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • User Experience
  • Branding and Visual Identity
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Media and Website Design
  • Print and Packaging Design
  • Photography and Video Direction
Colin Johnson - Executive Creative Director

our work

// Resort Branding
// Japanese Sake
// Hotels
// Tourism
// Consumer Goods
// B2B
// Beauty Devices
// Government Inbound Events
// Sports
// Food and Beverage

myoko
kogen
resort

local area development and revitalization

what we did...

 

  • brand identity creation

  • website design & development

  • growth marketing consultation

  • copywriting

 
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Seek harmony
through adventure.

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Let’s GO MYOKO!

Our goal is to empower adventure, arts, culture, and foster a sustainable lifestyle for visitors, locals, and the ecology of the Myoko area, all with a healthy dose of fun and style of course.

 

 

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setre
naramachi

local area development and revitalization

what we did...

 

  • website design & development, online booking system

  • content transcreation for english speaking audiences

  • sms & blogging

  • photography consultation

  • project launch to “save the deer” with branded product creation (furoshiki series)

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jacques
marie
mage

international luxury fashion eyewear crafted in Japan

what we did...

 

  • website design & development

  • content transcreation for Japanese audiences

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grcs

japanese technology governance solutions

what we did...

 

  • Brand Identity Creation

  • Growth Marketing Consultation

  • Marketing Technology Consulting

  • Website Design

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tria beauty

international laser technology beauty products

what we did...

full-service agency of record

  • brand positioning
    marketing

  • website design & development

  • advertising creative & programming

  • photography

  • video

  • social media

  • packaging design

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What our client says about us

 

I used to think there was something wrong with me because agencies would never give me what I was expecting.  I found out I just had the wrong agency.

Min-Jun Song
Chief Operating Officer

giahs
noto 2021

international conference on globally important agricultural heritage systems

what we did...

conference design

  • brand identity creation

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sasakawa
sports
fountation

sports research and engagement to improve lives

what we did...

 

  • content strategy

  • web user experience

  • responsive web design

  • existing brand identity refinement for english language audiences

  • copywriting, translation, and transcreation

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tabérumo

innovative algae health food producer

what we did...

full-service agency of record

  • brand identity creation

  • naming

  • brand positioning

  • marketing

  • website design & development

  • advertising creative & programming

  • photography

  • video

  • social media

  • packaging design

  • product development

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before / after

 

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