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Plant Your Flag & Go On An Adventure in Latest Campaign from W+K Tokyo

Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo, 2 years, 2 months ago

In the first ever campaign for Japan, a new breed of travellers want a holiday just as unique as them

Plant Your Flag & Go On An Adventure in Latest Campaign from W+K Tokyo

Accommodation site has big ambitions in Japan. To kick off its first-ever brand campaign in Japan, debuted the TVC, “Here’s to the Explorers,” as a part of a new integrated brand campaign from Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo, its agency of record in Japan.

The travel model in Japan is changing, and there is a new breed of traveller. They are no longer satisfied taking someone else’s holiday. They don’t need someone to tell them where to go or what to do. They know what they want, and they want a holiday just as unique as themselves.

For them, accommodation is not just a place to rest your head. It’s where the journey starts, and where amazing experiences begin. They are explorers. And with more than 700,000 properties, can help them find the perfect basecamp for their adventure. launched the campaign yesterday with a 60-second, 30-second and 15-second TVC. The 60-second spot features three different types of explorers: a salaryman who is tired of the drudgery of the office, a group of city girls who are exasperated with urban life, and a family who desperately needs a break from their routine.

Using, they all find the perfect place to escape. The salaryman escapes to a tropical meditation retreat to find himself. The city girls get back to nature at a traditional gassho-zukuri house in a secluded mountain valley. And the family finds peace, quiet and togetherness at a kid-friendly beach resort. Each story proves that life is a lot more exciting when you find the perfect basecamp for your adventure with

The spot is live across Japan. will also leverage the campaign through online media, such as Yahoo!Japan and MSN, its official social accounts (Facebook, Instagram/@bookingcom_jp, Twitter/ @bookingcom_jp), and will launch the second part of the campaign later this autumn, including a social media campaign and out-of-home in partnership with the media agency Mindshare.



Creative Agency

Account Director: Takemi Sakairi

Account Supervisor: Hiroyo Takimura

Art Director: Matt Moore & Kazuhi Yoshikawa

Copywriter: Charlie Gschwend, Kounosuke Kamitani & Takeshi Amata

Creative: Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo

Designer: Keisuke Koumae, Eriko Wakabayashi, Ayano Takase & Marek Okon

Digital Producer: Reiko Kawaguchi

Executive Creative Directors: Mike Farr & Tota Hasegawa

Producer: Kenji Tanaka

Project Manager: Lizzie Murray

Strategist: Greg White

Music and Sound

Music Production: Walker

Sound Design: BumBum


Editor: Aika Miyake

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Ben Conkey

Post Production House: Cutters

Producer: Megumi Irino

Online Artist: Yusaku Yasuda

Production Company

Director: Matthew Swanson

Editorial & Online: Cutters

Executive Producer: Melissa Culligan

Producer: Peter Slowey

Production Company: NeeD

Category: Services, toursim , Travel

Genre: Action , Storytelling