|― Asatsu Inc.||― Dai-ichi kikaku Co.,Ltd.|
Establishment of Dai-ichi Kikaku Senden Co., Ltd., at Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, led by Naoya Sakai and Saburo Hotta. Began operations as advertising agency, primarily to handle radio advertising.
Established headquarters in Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, led by current Chairman Emeritus, Masao Inagaki. Began operations as advertising agency in Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, primarily to handle magazine advertising.
Growth necessitates moving head office to Ginza 8-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Moved head office to Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, and changed name to Dai-ichi Kikaku Co., Ltd.
Merged with Futaba Kigyou Co., Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) and Keishin-sha Co., Ltd. (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo).
Head office moved to Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Created "DIK Network Partners", a business tie-up with local agencies.
Growth necessitates moving head office to Ginza 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Business tie-up with Doyle Dane Bernbach, Inc. (currently DDB Needham Worldwide, Inc.).
Moved head office to Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, and administrative office to current location in Uchisaiwaicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Resource and professional tie-up with BBDO International, Inc. (currently BBDO Worldwide, Inc.) of USA.
Listed on second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Merged with Dai-ichi Ad Board Co., Ltd.
Elevated to first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Establishment of strategic business alliance with Xinhua News Agency of China.
Establishment of joint-capital venture in Beijing, China, with umbrella company of People's Daily.
Head office moved to Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Resource and professional tie-up with WPP Group plc, one of the world's top three advertising organizations.
|― Asatsu-DK Inc.|
|On January 1, 1999||ASATSU Inc. and Dai-Ichi Kikaku Co., Ltd., merged, marking the beginning of ASATSU-DK|
|January 1999||Establishment of ASATSU FRANCE S.A.S|
|October 2000||Establishment of New Delhi Liaison Office|
|November 2000||Establishment of ASATSU-DK VIETNAM INC.|
|July 2001||Establishment of Knots Europe B.V.|
|September 2001||Appointment of Koichiro Naganuma as President & Group COO|
|April 2002||Establishment of Shanghai Advertising and Decorating Co.,Ltd.|
|July 2002||ADK Acquires Equity Stake in Animation Studio Eiken|
|November 2002||Head office moved to "ADK Shochiku Square" Tsukiji,Chuo-ku,Tokyo|
|December 2002||Establishment of Matsuyama Branch|
|January 2003||ADK's New Business Alliance with Six Leading North American Creative Boutiques|
|April 2003||2003 Establishment of ADK Arts Inc.|
|April 2004||Establishment of Kanazawa Office|
|July 2004||Establishment of TRI Communication Inc.|
|December 2004||Establishment of Drill Inc., a joint venture with Dentsu|
|August 2005||Establishes The University of Tokyo Asatsu-DK China Education Fund|
|March 2006||The 50th anniversary foundation|
|May 2006||Establishment of BOYS Inc.|
|August 2006||Establishment of CGM Marketing, Inc. a joint venture with Dentsu and Digital Garage|
|September 2006||Establishment of ASP Co., Ltd. a joint venture with Septeni|
|January 2008||2008 Establishment of ADK Dialog Inc.|
|January 2009||Establishment of Okayama/Takamatsu office by consolidation of Okayama and Takamatsu office|
|January 2009||Establishment of ADK-FORTUNE PVT. LTD.|
|January 2009||Establishment of Asatsu (Shanghai) Exposition & Advertising Co., Ltd.|
|July 2009||Establishment of Moscow Liaison Office|
|March 2010||Appointment of Masao Inagaki as Chairman Emeritus, Koichiro Naganuma as Chairman & Group CEO, Yoji Shimizu as President & COO|
|March 2011||Appointment of Masao Inagaki as Consultant・Founder, Koichiro Naganuma as Director, Chairman of the Board|
|August 2011||Establishment of ADK Digital Communications Inc.|
|March 2012||Appointment of Koichiro Naganuma as Representative Director, Chairman of the Board|
|March 2013||Appointment of Shinichi Ueno as Representative Director, President & Group CEO|