The Japanese media landscape is well… a bit different to say the least. Of all the things I do at this agency, perhaps nothing is harder than trying to get foreign communication managers to understand the many local discrepancies in Japan.
“This can’t be right! There’s no way that it’s THAT high…” I thought to myself while rubbing the sleep out of my eyes. The ROAS score (short for return on ad spend for those not in the know) on my screen was reading 18.72.
Over the years, I cannot count the times that I’ve been asked to accumulate followers online for a client with absolutely no budget for growth.
It’s widely accepted across the globe that Japan is one of the hardest countries to launch into for overseas brands.
As anyone who is working in the public relations field in Japan can attest, to a fault, the communications industry here has been extremely adverse to going fully digital.