Luncheon with Tyler Brule, Editor in chief, Monocle
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan invites expats to a luncheon with Tyler Brule, Editor in Chief at Monocle Magazine. Tyler will be speaking about branding Japan ahead of the country's hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Born in Canada and based in the UK, Tyler Brule began his career as a reporter for the BBC, before turning to print journalism where he wrote for The Guardian, Stern, The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.
In 1996 Brule launched Wallpaper*, a title that became a publishing success, going on to sell in over 50 countries. The magazine won numerous awards for its design, international relevance and use of typography, and in 2001 Brule became the youngest ever recipient of the British Society of Magazine Editors Lifetime Achievement Award.
In May 2002 Brule sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on developing Winkreative, the full-service branding and design agency he set up in 1998.The agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss parent company Winkorp AG, which Brule founded in 2002. The award-winning business is distinguished by its international focus, editorial authority and global reach.
In February 2007, Brule launched Monocle, the second ground-breaking publication of his career. It is an international briefing on current affairs, business, culture and design. Published 10 times a year, Monocle is a global media brand that combines print, web, retail and broadcast components.
Distributed in over 65 markets, Monocle’s reach includes a network of over thirty correspondents, seven bureaux and an expanding mix of video and audio programming – as well as two seasonal newspapers per year. At the same time, Monocle has created a unique retail model with freestanding shops in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and Toronto – along with an e-commerce site on monocle.com.
Monocle launched its first cafe in Tokyo in October 2011, a Hotel Lobby Shop in the Hyatt Regency London in October 2012 and a café in London in April 2013.
In October 2011 Monocle launched a new audio service, Monocle 24. Broadcasting from the Monocle studios in London 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Monocle 24 brings listeners a mix of fresh conversation, the best of culture, business and design - and is hosted by Brule and the Monocle editorial team.
In 2011, Brule was awarded Ad Age’s ‘Editor of the Year’ trophy, and unprecedented award for an international editor. In 2012 Monocle was named ‘Best brand for living the good life’ in Ad Week’s annual ‘Hot List’.
Brule is also a regular columnist for the Financial Times.