Co-CEO & ECD Hakuhodo Kettle Japan
Kimura loves to cross borders. In his younger years, he backpacked through over 35 countries. No wonder, then, that after joining Hakuhodo in 1992 he established a unique planning and creative style that eliminates the boundaries of strategic, creative, digital, PR and media development and works seamlessly through the entire process.
Kimura in 2006 established Hakuhodo Kettle, a new type of creative agency that plans and implements innovative campaigns that often go beyond the bounds of traditional advertising methods. Bubbling up and serving his clients new ideas, his goal is for Hakuhodo Kettle to set the whole world aboil.
Kimura has won over 100 international ad awards, including 10 Lions at Cannes, Yellow Pencil at D&AD, Grand Prix at New York festivals, 2 Grand Prix at ADFEST as well as CLIO, One Show, London International, New York ADC, and Spikes Asia for Sony, Google, Shiseido, Toyota, and so on.
He dreams of retiring so he can travel even more, but will probably never realize this dream as he loves his current occupation too much.