M&C Saatchi Tokyo unveils new global branding for Japan Airlines celebrating JAL's dedication to punctuality and "On The Dot" performance

Airline_on_the_dot.jpgM&C Saatchi Tokyo has developed a new global brand message for Japan Airlines, focusing on two quintessential Japanese traits: attention to detail and punctuality. The global message revolves around: The Airline, On the Dot, at the same time, paying a tribute to Japan's national flag while reinforcing JAL's status as a national carrier.

JAL's on-time performance has been ranked the highest and awarded by FlightStats five times since 2009. The campaign focuses on the airline's pride in truly understanding and valuing their customers' time. Accordingly, the supers in the TV spot posit: "Time is precious for those why fly, and for those who wait."

M&C Saatchi Tokyo CEO Tamio Koshino said, "The Airline, On the Dot message trickles down from the rational to the emotional. Whether it's someone making it on time to a business meeting or a parent arriving in time for their child's birthday or meeting their loved ones for that special day, it's about getting passengers to where they need to be safely and on time."  

Airline_on_the_dot2.jpgKoshino added, "Being punctual and precise are universally valued concepts no matter where you are from. They are also inherent Japanese traits which have become symbols of dependence and reliability."

The new brand message will be reflected in its TVCs and YouTube videos and aired in JAL's key international markets of the North America, Europe and Asia. The agency will also work on other elements of brand identity which will be revealed over the next three years.

M&C Saatchi Tokyo was appointed as a agency by Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. to develop its new global branding earlier this year. The appointment came after a pitch process hotly contested by four participating agencies.

About FlightStats: FlightStats, part of FlightGlobal, is a cutting-edge data services company focused on providing real-time global flight data to companies and travellers across the travel eco-system. It has published the On-time Performace Service (OPS) Awards since 2009, awards to recognise the "Best of the Best" Airlines that demonstrate consistently high performance and delivery on their promise to get passengers to their destinations in a timely manner.

Credits -
Executive Creative Director: Tamio Koshino
Planning Directors: R: Akio Kimura, Nobuhiko Yamamoto
Agency Producer: Susumu Nagano
Art Directors: Aya Inaba, Yuhei Asaoka
Copwriters: Sarah Milan, Tamio Koshino
Accounts: Akio Kimura, Asami Arai, Edward Lapsa
Composer: Katsuhisa Hattori
Production Company: M&C Saatchi Tokyo
Director: Tamio Koshino
Producer: Yusuke Kasai
CG Director: Manabu Sakamoto
CG Designer: Takeo Saito
Photographer: Nicci Keller
Post Production: Sound City
Editor: Susumu Nagano
Sound Engineer: Ryosuke Suetsugu
Online/Compostion: Makoto Sakuma, Yusuke Tsubota

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