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bs.benefit-one.co.jp

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About Benefit One

Benefit One (TYO: 2412) provides outsourcing services to major corporations in Japan. The company provides a variety of benefit programs such as leisure, education, child care, nursing care, and meal services for employees of its client companies.

Benefit One Headquarter Location

JOB HUB SQUARE9F 2-6-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo, 100-0004,

Japan

+81 03-6870-3800

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How Entertainment and Advertising Can Mutually Benefit One Another

Jul 3, 2018

Share I remember being taught that advertising exists at the junction of art and commerce. The combination of such instinctively opposite things; a huge breadth of different types of people ultimately trying to combine the intangibles of ideas and creativity, with the very tangible of clients’ business results. And maybe even agency profit. However, these days advertising is moving closer to an existence that lives at the intersection of entertainment and commerce, and it is the brands that can learn to harness the fruits of this powerful new position that will come out on top. Advertising that becomes entertainment The ad industry has always used entertainment, but we used to be just subservient and peripheral. People would queue up and pay money to see whatever new things the entertainment industry created, from vaudeville to the moving image, from the wireless to cable TV. And our ad industry would be figuratively running alongside, singing and dancing to distract these consumers away from what they really wanted to look at. Branded content has a bad rep—in many cases, rightly so—but really, its brands providing entertainment that matters, content or otherwise. Brands that don’t dilute a consumer’s desire for entertainment, but instead genuinely add to it. The use of ad-blocking software continues to rise  around the world, and consumers are becoming adept at avoiding ads altogether, actively choosing to tune out and turn off. The fact that there is an entire business model around “pay to go ad-free” says something very scary about parts of our industry. Consumers are willing to put their hand in their pocket, not to buy the things we are selling, but to pay us to go away? Something’s wrong here. Marketing will elevate and evolve into an industry that centers around creating experiences that people enjoy, rather than tolerate. When it comes to entertainment, however, consumers can feel and taste the difference in intention. Unlike marketers who prioritize aspects like market originality or brand identity, entertainment showrunners, writers and creators are focused more on the creative element of entertainment value alone, and that makes all the difference in crafting compelling storytelling. The quality of entertainment is paramount, and as branded content becomes an increasingly major marketing channel, brands that look to the entertainment industry for skill, conception and direction will strengthen their viability. For instance, Hollywood looks at 2014’s Lego Movie as an unlikely movie success story. But I just see a 90-minute commercial, one in which people actively queued up to pay money to go and see. Aren’t these the same consumers who used to go for a bathroom break when my 30-second ad came on TV? This content clearly came from a brand, but it didn’t put people off at all. If the content is good, that’s the only measure. If it comes from a brand, a movie studio, a celebrity, who cares? And as consumers increasingly acquire more choice and autonomy, the future belongs to brands and marketers that can create stories, services and products that people willingly seek out and desire. And thus, marketing will elevate and evolve into an industry that centers around creating experiences that people enjoy, rather than tolerate. In short, brands that act the same way as the entertainment industry. The entertainment industry needs us, too While brands and marketers can gain tremendous insights by turning to the entertainment industry for guidance, there’s an increasingly symbiotic relationship between the two worlds, and entertainment industry players are also turning to advertising for direction. As media evolves to a direct-to-consumer world, younger audiences are becoming more interested in streamable content that’s accessible on their mobile devices or tablets, and companies like Comcast and Disney are making more money from their cable, streaming or product lines than from movie tickets. The new competitive market structure requires a strong entrepreneurial mentality that’s not always present in the habits of creative entertainers. Continue Reading

Benefit One Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Benefit One acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was JTB Benefit Service on August 30, 2021.

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8/30/2021

$991

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12/14/2016

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Benefit One Partners & Customers

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Benefit One has 1 strategic partners and customers. Benefit One recently partnered with DUFL on March 3, 2017.

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3/15/2017

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DUFL

United States

Seven Million-Plus Members Can Now Use DUFL to Streamline Business Travel. Press Release: Popular Travel Service DUFL Partners with Benefit One, Japan’s Leading Benefits Outsourcing Company - DUFL

DUFL , the award-winning startup that is changing the way the world travels , today announced that the company has partnered with Benefit One Inc. One , Japan 's leading benefits outsourcer , to provide more than seven million members with the benefit of hassle-free business travel with DUFL .

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3/15/2017

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DUFL

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United States

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Seven Million-Plus Members Can Now Use DUFL to Streamline Business Travel. Press Release: Popular Travel Service DUFL Partners with Benefit One, Japan’s Leading Benefits Outsourcing Company - DUFL

DUFL , the award-winning startup that is changing the way the world travels , today announced that the company has partnered with Benefit One Inc. One , Japan 's leading benefits outsourcer , to provide more than seven million members with the benefit of hassle-free business travel with DUFL .

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