monopo is a catalyst for innovative, design-driven solutions that connect, motivate, and inspire. Our collective of globally-minded people mobilizes creative communities, breaking down barriers of language and culture. Collaborative by nature, we exercise our spirit of curiosity by engaging with partners internationally. We believe in invention with integrity and are proud to share our work with the world.
monopo believes in the power of Collective Creativity. Putting a small team of the right talent together to tackle a brief with their uncompromised passion and perspective. We keep the core agency skills internal while investing heavily in nurturing a community of specialized creatives, strategists. It’s the type of diversity that could never be brought in-house.
Collective Creativity also means that we consider our clients and agency partners as members of the community. We work flexibly with internal teams and third-party agencies, without the counter-productive dynamics of “agency vs. client” or “lead agency vs. supporting agency”.
We started in Tokyo, the business and creative capital of Asia and one of the world’s greatest and most dynamic cities. This puts us in a unique position to collaborate with international creators and organizations. At the start of 2019 we expanded to London, Europe’s most diverse creative capital. It enabled us to grow the community we had built and make it richer with a greater variety of skills and perspectives. The result is a diverse international community of creatives, thinkers and producers that we can bring together based on the specific challenge at hand.
For our in-house project poweredby.tokyo, we formed a community of creatives from all over the world who now call Tokyo home. Through documentaries, narrative films, photography, and editorial content, together we communicate and document the real Tokyo, authentically and organically. We create compelling, world class work by collaborating with companies and organizations that want to expand their global presence.
SOME BRANDS WITH WHO WE COLLABORATED
We host open weekly catered lunches and monthly parties at our office to encourage communication between people of different countries and language in order to push creative and cultural boundaries.
monopo night is a monthly party held at our office every second Friday. The organizers change every month, and they are responsible for creating a new theme each time. Everyone and anyone is welcome to attend, clients, creator friends, families etc.
Lunch is catered every Wednesday and we like to seize that as an opportunity to invite visitors in, to break bread and chat. It’s a casual way of bringing people into the monopo family.