Agency Leadership

Ed Thompson

Marketing  Consultant / Founder
As founder of Concept Design, Ed works with multinational clients providing strategic marketing and public relations with a focus on emerging technology. 

With more than 20 years in Japan, he has built solid experience handling the varied challenges leading multicultural, cross-functional teams at all levels of global organizations, to consistently deliver positive outcomes for corporate initiatives. 

He continues to assist both domestic and multi-national corporations in increasing brand awareness through the planning of effective marketing strategies, customer loyalty programs, and lead generation campaigns.

Shoko Nangu

Publicity / Media Relations
Shoko is a Japanese native fluent in English with 30+ years of media and public relations experience. She has handled assignments for over 100+ trade, corporate and government organizations. 

She has also developed a comprehensive list of media contacts at major online and offline publications, allowing her to customize communications strategies and media engagement to match the unique objectives of specific client assignments. 

The full range of domestic and international publicity activities she has directed includes press conferences, media tours, advertising tie-ups, consumer engagement event activation, seminars and tradeshows for multinationals in B2C / B2B.

Ahmed Juhany

Currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at University of Calgary, Ahmed has developed a unique perspective across academia and business that includes residencies in Tokyo, Japan /  Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Articles / News / Information

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The deadline for early bird registration is fast-approaching for the next course taught by Ed Thompson on Contemporary Advertising @ Continuing Education at Temple University Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

A discount of 15% is available until November 30th (T) to join this course created for working professionals, with the term starting in February 2022 🀫

It will cover the best approaches for reaching your target audiences and core demographics with marketing strategies and campaigns 🎯 

Starting with the foundations of advertising, content also includes creation of an actionable promotional plan by the end of the course πŸ’―

#advertising #promotions #campaigns #digitalmarketing #contentmarketing


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Our current term is off to a good start covering Design Thinking for the Tokyo Campus @ United International Business Schools πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ—Ό πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

We are looking forward to the return of the international study tours from the worldwide campuses and joint programs πŸ’―

#StrategicMindset #DesignThinking #InternationalStudy #ExperienceUIBS #Amsterdam #Antwerp #Barcelona #Brussels #Geneva #Madrid #Milan #Tokyo #Zurich



Our logo is inspired by the shape and purpose of a securing bolt.

The logo consists of 3 separate objects that represent Process Mapping, Strategic Marketing, and Branded Communications. These methodologies are the pillars that firmly support delivery of our services.

These represent our mission to strengthen our clients’ business initiatives through exceptional planning and delivery of Campaigns & Promotions.