MSLGROUP Bolsters Digital and Planning Expertise with Two Senior Appointments in Japan



Shanghai, September 11, 2015MSLGROUP, the flagship strategic communications and engagement consultancy of Publicis Groupe, and the largest brand and reputation advisory network in Asia and Europe, appoints Sei Naganuma as Digital Lead and Takakazu Nozumi as Consultant in Japan. The two new appointments reflect MSLGROUP’s continued efforts in building the best-in-class digital and planning capabilities to lead the change and always being able to offer clients with integrated solutions that impact their business.

As a twenty-year industry veteran with in-depth understanding of digital strategies, media planning, social listening and analytics, Naganuma’s mandate is to lead the team in Japan to further leverage digital technologies and create intergrated marketing and communications solutions through innovation, disruptive thinking, and unbound creativity across multiple platforms of paid, owned, and earned media. Prior to MSLGROUP, Naganuma has held senior positions at media agencies and advertising agencies, including industry leaders mec, TBWA, and Asatsu DK. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Manzanita K.K, a digital marketing agency in Japan, where he established the social listening offering and led the development of creative digital solutions and media planning.

With a twenty-year career that spans advertising, digital, and media planning, Nozumi has a thorough understanding of strategic planning for pubic relations acrivities, sales and marketing campaigns, as well as above- and below-the-line marketing initiatives. Nozumi brings with him a diverse set of experience working across industiries such as automobile, food & beverage, finance, education, FMCG, and luxury goods & services. He will join Emirates Airlines account servicing team to provide strategic counsel and creative ideas.

Commenting on the two appointments, Eric Hess, Managing Director of MSLGROUP in Japan, said: “The appointment of Naganuma and Nozumi not only significantly bolsters our leading expertise in digital and planning, it also shows our commitment in investing in top notch talents with diversified background to ensure we are always ahead of the curve. With Naganuma and Nozumi on board, we will continue to create integrated campaigns that make our clients’ voice matter and have a genuine impact on their businesses and brands.”

Both Naganuma and Nozumi will report directly to Eric Hess, Managing Director of MSLGROUP in Japan.