Trust, experience and local knowledge.

Why Choose Us

We maximize your growth in North-East Asia 

Japan is Asia’s second-largest economy after China. With a combined total of nearly 170 million consumers, and the biggest GDP per capita among large APAC countries*. Next Level provides a wide range of sales development and digital marketing services to foreign firms desiring to maximize their Japan and Korea opportunities.

To say we’re Customer-centric would be an understatement. Our team of Sales Consultants and Marketers acts as your own Sales and/or Marketing team, implementing your strategies to generate or grow revenue from this market, without the need for you to invest in a full-fledged structure. If you plan to expand in APAC, we can help you be successful in this region.

 

Unequaled local digital marketing in over 60 countries 

We connect brands with people in Japan and more than 60 countries through our partnership with the only worldwide network of former Google employees.
Our clients’ global campaigns are executed by local Google-trained specialists and supported by a team of professionals with Google working experience.

Our comprehensive digital marketing services include Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Conversion Rate and ROAS Optimization, but also Yahoo!, remarketing and social, perfectly localized and customized to every need.

Our Sales Development team is focused on our core competence: Sales. Our Digital team provides best-in-class Digital Marketing services. And for other needs, such as PR, events or other, we partner with the best third parties to offer you seamless one-stop services.

Focused on sales

Founded in Japan by a Frenchman with over 10 years in US tech companies such as Google and Apple, Next Level is global in nature. When it comes to bridging the gap, we know our stuff.

Global by nature

Our core values, Trust, Experience and Local Knowledge and Transparency, at the center of our sales processes, make us a reliable partner for your APAC expansion. Our experienced Sales Consultants and Marketers live by them.

True to our values

Founded in Japan but also present in Korea, Australia, and soon other APAC countries. Making your APAC expansion even more seamless.

Multi-country coverage

Over the years we’ve helped more than 30 foreign businesses maximise their Japanese opportunity. Some of them are listed below.

Prestigious references

With over 8 years since inception, we’ve earned the trust of our Japanese partners. But we’re still young. “Still hungry, still foolish.”

And here to stay :)

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Sales Development

Our Services

Acting as your own in-country sales team, we give you the visibility, and we manage the relationship with your local partner(s), giving you the support and control needed to maximize your revenue in the region. We’re part of your team, but also act as the help your partners need when they struggle with a local challenge.

 

Be Informed.

Size the opportunity. Get the big picture. Find out about the competition. Our team of highly experienced sales professionals can help you get a clear view of what you can expect from this market.

– Market research,

– Techno watch.

Be Relevant.

To make the most of the opportunity, you need to make the right decisions. We’re here to help every step of the way, deciding with you where you need help and how we can best support your strategy.

– Partner research,

– Business planning,

– M&A target identification,

– Distribution channel setup support,

– Company establishment,

– Partner training / Sales training,

– Web design,

– Support setup,

– Staffing.

Be Growing.

You’re there! You have a product that reached Japanese / APAC customers. We can help you maximize your revenue and streamline your costs.

– Partner Management / representation,

– Channel transition / expansion / optimization,

– Virtual Sales force,

– Staff hosting,

– Partner Training / Sales Training,

– Digital Marketing,

– PR, Events,

– Product localization support,

– Digital Content: Site design / localization,

– Merchant sites: Amazon, Rakuten, etc.

– Merchant site operation.

Connected Health

Qualcomm Life

Providing Intelligent Care Everywhere

Nokia

Healthier Together

Cirrus Healthcare Products

Personal healthcare products for ear and sinus issues

Mensia Technologies

Digital therapies for the brain

Qualcomm Life

Capsule products and services enable hospitals using electronic medical records and other information systems to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve patient care through the direct capture, delivery and analysis of patient point-of-care vitals.

With proven connectivity support for more than 750 medical devices, Capsule’s flexible, integrated MDIS platform delivers centralized medical device data and device management to facilitate clinical efficiency and quality.

Nokia

Nokia’s vision is to reinvent health care by transforming the relationship people have with their wellbeing. We will lead the way towards vast improvements in collective health by unlocking the potential of connected health devices – revealing a new level of connectivity between individuals, their health, and healthcare professionals.

Cirrus Healthcare

Effective, proven drug-free solutions for ear, sinus and now migraine issues.

Cirrus Healthcare specializes in developing personal healthcare products that help prevent and treat some of the world’s most common and debilitating conditions.

Mensia Technologies

Mensia has been founded in 2012 by french pioneers in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), who designed and created OpenViBE, the leading open-source software for BCI research.

Mensia’s offering includes:
• NeuroRT Studio™, a block diagram environment for the design of real-time experiments and analysis of neuroscience.
• NeuroRT Engine™, which deploys applications designed with the NeuroRT Studio™ into the real-world and make them accessible through light clients.
• My.NeuroRT Web Applications™, offering real-time plug-and-play EEG applications over the web, and
• Mensia Professional Services™, training and expert guidance in neurophysiology and software engineering for the design of your applications.

Cloud Software

Adways

Interactive Video for your Ads

CAST Software

Application Portfolio Analysis

Adways

Adways Studio is an online interactive video authoring platform that lets you

• Edit your video in real-time
Your interactive videos can be edited anytime through an intuitive Content Management System.
• Track people or products
Choose an element to follow inside a video and we define the HotSpot path automatically.
• Measure user engagement
Every click is tracked so you get a dynamic report of points of interest and user engagement.

CAST Software

CAST Highlight is an ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS offering that helps identify potential IT risks and cost savings opportunities across large, distributed portfolios.

By delivering data and insights on the health of portfolios, CAST Highlight provides IT leaders with objectivity and clarity to make more informed business decisions, prevent risk, and reduce complexity and cost.

Smart Life, Gaming & VR

3dRudder

Get your feet into Virtual Reality

Nanoleaf

Illuminate Your Life, Your Way.

MyKronoz

The World's first smartwatch with mechanical hands

Innov8

Smartphone accessories designed in Paris

3dRudder

A foot-powered controller to move in VR or PC games like you move in real life.

Everyday, you use your feet to walk, run, ride a bike, or drive a car. With the 3dRudder foot controller, you can finally use your feet to naturally move in VR worlds. If you want to ski, fly a plane, or drive a tank, the 3dRudder will move your experience to the next level.

Nanoleaf

Fully personalize your lighting experience with modular panels, millions of colors, an intuitive light Scene creator, and support for many popular smart home platforms.

MyKronoz

The world’s first hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands over a color touchscreen.

Innov8

Innov8 is a pan-European leader of the mobility accessories market.

Digital Marketing

Wether you need SEM expertise to maximize you online store revenue, or social to increase your brand awareness, our online marketing specialists can help you with expert local support. Our Google-trained SEM specialists and social media experts will craft the best solution for you. For global consistence, we also partners with the only worldwide network of former Google employees.

Our Services

We build our Services around our internal areas of excellence. We started with our first core competence inherited from our Google DNA: Search. Then we built on and around it to offer other services that our Clients could rely on, providing the same trust, experience and knowledge that built our name in Sales Development. We now have a skilled team in Search, Performance, Social, Analytics, and Reporting to fit most digital marketing needs.

Our Values

Passion is our most fundamental driver. In the consumer space, we usually use our Clients' products. We are our Client's first fans. We have a passion for products, for brands, and an obsession with Customer Success. Our commitment to our Clients is what keeps them from going to any of the many many many other Agencies. We provide them with experience and skills of course, but we do it in the personal way only a boutique agency can do, and we with speed and transparency that keeps us above the pack. We are always willing to try new things, and quick to propose changes as soon as a trend emerges. We are focused on execution and results, and keeping our Clients satisfied is our ongoing pride.

Our Clients

Meet the Team



About the Founder

Stéphane Zadounaïsky

Stéphane is a Frenchman based in Tokyo, specialized in IT, Consumer Electronics, and Mobile Sales. With 15+ years of experience in the field, 10+ of which in Japan, Stéphane has contributed to the growth of a number of prestigious companies in the region. He founded Next Level Japan in 2010 as a consulting firm helping foreign companies maximize their Japanese and Asian business.

Before founding Next Level, he was the Country Manager at LaCie Japan, a worldwide leading hard disk and computer peripherals manufacturer (now part of Seagate). Stéphane also held positions at Apple France and Apple Europe (10 years), Google, NEC and the Lagardere Group.



Company Overview

Your Partners in North-East Asia

Next Level was founded by Stéphane in April 2010. We are a small but fast growing sales development company, specialized mostly in Software, Digital Health, and Smart Lifestyle / Gaming, but we also have Clients in other industries. Next Level provides a wide range of services to firms (mainly foreign) desiring to maximize their opportunities in Japan, Korea and Australia.

Our services range from representation, partner research and channel development to project coordination and digital marketing. Our Clients include the prestigious companies shown at the bottom of this page. For more information please drop us a line.

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Get in Touch

Next Level Japan K.K.

Yamashiro Bldg. 7F
1-15-16 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo - 107-0062, Japan
Tel: +81 3 6434-5240