Evan Brown. Creative Director. Copywriter. Author.


iPhone has a large market share in Japan. Except for one demographic aged 45-70.
Apple saw this as the chance to speak to them in ways that would resonate, before any other brand. Honne and Tatemae (or your inner voice vs. your outward voice) was the concept.

I led two teams to create this campaign. There was a lot of back-and-forth presenting in English and Japanese to get both Apple Japan and Worldwide on board. It became an internal favorite, and an external one, too. The campaign ran two years in a row.