Concept Design /ACADEMY/
Concept Design /ACADEMY/
Ed Thompson

Welcome to Concept Design /ACADEMY/

An online learning community to empower your career, improve teamwork & develop strategic thinking.

About Me

Concept Design / ACADEMY / is based on the numerous seminars and workshops I have delivered across decades at corporations throughout Japan & Greater APAC. I directed these programs at my agency to improve the efficiency of sales and marketing initiatives, along with aligning the performance of management, employees and partners.

Concept Design I/O: Strategic Market Planning

As a marketing consultant with advanced fluency in Japanese and 20+ years in the country, I continue to provide multinationals in the region with strategic advice covering disciplines of public relations, market planning, business development, and influencer marketing.

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Why You Should Join

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You are about to gain access to a powerful resource for knowledge that will support your career goals and business objectives across a variety of disciplines. 

Our content and toolkits cover critical thinking, strategic planning, branding, communications, human resources and organizational development.

Career, Marketing & Strategy: Slides & Worksheets

The transformational frameworks you will encounter here are derived from extensive experience directing advertising campaigns, marketing promotions and digital media initiatives across numerous industries. These include fast-moving consumer goods, fashion and lifestyle, beverages and liquor, music & entertainment, talent & recruitment, and travel & tourism.

A Big Thanks

In addition, our international membership of business professionals continuously adds to our global body of knowledge to meet the demands we all face in a quickly changing world.

Brand Experience

adidas, Nike, All Nippon Airways (ANA), United Airlines, Boots Cosmetics UK, Downy, Guerlain Paris, SK-II, Cadillac, Chevrolet, CitiBank, DrKW, Gillette, Schick, Crystal Head Vodka, IW Harper, Johnnie Walker, Usquaebach Whisky, Saijo Sake, Imperial Tobacco, Mobil 1, Tiffany & Co., Hitachi, Microsoft, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Vogue Japan

Agency Experience

Hakuhodo • McCann-Erickson • Wieden & Kennedy • Beacon Communications • Ogilvy & Mather • Wunderman • NTT Advertising • Desgrippes Gobé (d/g*) • Bates Asia • J. Walter Thompson • Weber Shandwick

Academic & Professional Development Programs

Temple University Japan

United International Business Schools (Switzerland / Tokyo)

New York University (Tokyo Campus)

Nikkei Business School (日経ビジネススクール)

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