Dentsu Isobar

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Dentsu Isobar Inc.
Public KK (TYO: 4324)
Industry Interactive Agency
Founded April 2, 2001
Headquarters Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Hidetoshi Tokumaru, President & CEO
Products Advertising
Number of employees
Parent Dentsu
Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu Aegis Network)

Dentsu Isobar Inc. (電通アイソバー Dentsu Isobar Inc.?) is an interactive agency based in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 2001.


Digital Palette Logo 2001-2007
Dentsu Avenue A Razorfish Logo 2007-2008
Dentsu Razorfish Logo 2008-2015
Dentsu ix Logo 2015

In April 2001, Digital Palette Inc. the predecessor of Dentsu Isobar established as a joint venture among Dentsu group, Fuji Xerox, Dai Nippon Printing, Toppan Printing and Kyodo Printing. Reo Watanabe became the first president and CEO. The company started offering integrated management service for digital communication contents.

The company began D-Pro(Digital Professional Service), the on-site stationed services including web production and on-demand printing and moved its head office to Tsukiji 5-6-10, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo in December 2002.[1] One year later, in March 2003, the company is certified as BS7799 (currently known as ISO/IEC27001) compliant, and with ISO14001 compliant in the March 2004. In April 2005, the company merged with R2 Innovation and opens the Kansai office. Later, it formed a business and capital alliance with uhero group in October 2005. and formed business alliance with Cyber Communications Inc in July 2006.[2]

In April 2005, the West Japan Office in Osaka was opened.

In January 2007, the company formed a business and capital alliance with Avenue A | Razorfish (currently known as Razorfish). This resulted in a name change from Digital Palette Inc., to Dentsu | Avenue A | Razorfish in February 2007.[3][4] Later in the year, the company strengthened capital ties with cyber communications inc in July and opens Tokyo Satellite Office in August.

In January 2008, Dentsu | Avenue A | Razorfish renamed to Dentsu Razorfish, and in the following year in November 2009, Hidetoshi Tokumaru became the President and CEO. The company integrated its Tokyo Satellite Office into the head office in August 2010.

In July 2015, Dentsu Digital Holdings Inc (DDH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc., acquired the shares formerly held by Publicis Groupe, and the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of DDH and rebranded as "Dentsu iX Inc."

After only 6 months under the new brand, the company announced a merger with Isobar Japan, and on January 1st 2016, the merger took place and the new company rebranded as Dentsu Isobar. Today, the company retains former Dentsu iX's office in Tsukiji (Tsukiji Shochiku Building, 1-13-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045) as well as former Isobar Japan's office in Hamarikyu (Hamarikyu Park Side Place 14F, 5-6-10 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045), and the West Japan Office in Osaka (Osaka Nakanoshima Building, 2-2-2 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0005). As part of Isobar, Dentsu Isobar is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. The current CEO and President of Dentsu Isobar is Hidetoshi Tokumaru.


The company offers "one-stop business solutions" including strategic planning, web production, creative planning, system development, and consulting services utilising digital technologies and consolidated marketing solutions in owned, paid and earned media.


Dentsu Isobar collaborates with Dentsu Aegis Network's subsidiaries in Japan as well as well as overseas, and also benefits from Isobar's vast global network, which includes over 70 locations across 44 markets.


The company claimed expertise is in digital and social media in particular, Facebook marketing in Japan. As part of the Dentsu Group, the company has strong ties with Dentu's Business Intelligence Solutions Division.[5]

The company has a Social Media Marketing team that specialises in social media, especially Facebook marketing. The company has been qualified as a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) in the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer program on April 18, 2012. Dentsu Isobar has received the 2 badges- "Pages" and "Apps".


  • Sociobridge
A Facebook CMS Tool developed by the company, launched in October 2011.[6][7]

Tsukiji Shochiku Building[edit]

One of The Tokyo office is located on the 4th floor of the Tsukiji Shochiku Building, located between Tsukiji and Higashi Ginza.


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