You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

Ethical Marketing as a Tool for Changing the Face of Digital Marketing For Ash Geary, CEO of Remark, ethical marketing is more of a philosophy than a strategy

By Hardik Kundu

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Ash Geary, CEO of Remark

It may surprise you that 92 per cent of Millennials prefer to support morally sound businesses when purchasing. Additionally, 82 per cent think that ethical brands perform better than similar companies that don't try to adhere to ethical principles.

Companies committed to doing good rather than just making money have seen a massive uptick in their customer base and bottom line.

However, behind these businesses are digital marketing agencies that practice something all too uncommon in the marketing world: moral marketing. And no digital marketing agency does it better than Remark, led by CEO Ash Geary.

Moral Marketing: More Of a Philosophy Than a Strategy

Ethical marketing is more of a philosophy than a strategy for Ash; it's a way of life that promotes the company's values and encourages its employees to instill those values in its customers.

Ash considers the ethicality, honesty, and transparency of the company's marketing practices from both a financial and a moral perspective.

Since it takes time and attention to the bigger picture, Ash believes that ethical marketing is a practice that requires a long-term commitment. Including down to the suppliers and producers and shifting how goods are supplied. It also involves doing the right thing for the local community and the environment as a whole, as well as for the benefit of the company's employees.

Reshaping the Digital Marketing Landscape

Remark was established in Tokyo as a one-of-a-kind firm by a group of exceptionally qualified Japanese and international experts. Thanks to its multicultural staff, the agency was able to offer invaluable assistance to both western companies seeking a foothold in the Japanese market and Japanese companies interested in expanding internationally.

Remark takes a novel tack in digital marketing thanks mainly to the leadership of its CEO, Ash. As a rule, Remark won't push any solutions or strategies on their partners unless they've tried it and can vouch for its quality.

No matter how much money is left on the table, they will not promote anything they believe could harm the target audience.

The Man Himself

Having worked in marketing strategy, design, and production for the past quarter century, Ash is well-versed in digital media's unique challenges.

He helps companies expand their reach by delivering data-driven insights and asymmetrical strategies for business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) interactions. He helps businesses hone in on their mission, streamlining their message and removing roadblocks to expansion.

Ash has written Good At Anything, Fast!, a how-to manual that lays out a method for rapidly and reliably improving one's performance in any endeavor. He uses this book to impart a wealth of life lessons and tried-and-true advice to his readers by drawing on his own experiences.

Ash Geary has been at the helm of Remark since its inception in 2018. He's been an essential factor in the company's success and expansion. The fact that reputable businesses like HubSpot, Google experts East and Amazon experts eShopportinity have chosen to collaborate with the company demonstrates the success of its commitment to moral marketing and genuine value creation.

Remark's a truly unique range of services has helped many clients build successful businesses from the ground up in Japan and beyond.

Ash is also working on his second book, "Level 1 Marketing." It's a guide to agency-level marketing for small businesses. This book will be published later in 2023.
Side Hustle

This Dad Started a Side Hustle to Save for His Daughter's College Fund — Then It Earned $1 Million and Caught Apple's Attention

In 2015, Greg Kerr, now owner of Alchemy Merch, was working as musician when he noticed a lucrative opportunity.


The Rise of Inbound Marketing and the Death of the Cold Call

Why an "outbound" focus could be costing you sales prospects.


Peer-to-Peer Is the Next Wave of Influencer Marketing

Millennials and their Gen Z brethren are interested in authenticity, not salesmanship.

Business News

This One Word Is a Giveaway That You Used ChatGPT to Write an Email, According to an Expert

"Delve" has increased its presence in written work since ChatGPT entered the scene.

Starting a Business

10 Critical Cash Flow Rules

Protect your business from a common cause of failure by following these cash management tips.

Business News

Yes, You Can Buy a Foldable Tiny Home on Amazon — And Now It's Selling for Less Than $12,000

The waterproof and flameproof house was listed around $35,000 a few months ago.