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Katsuya By Starck

A world famous dining concept combining the culinary expertise of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi's with the sleek and modern interior design from Philippe Starck.

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Since launching the brand in May 2017, The Qode has been amplifying Katsuya by Starck's message in a comprehensive 360 communication plan, including: PR, Social Media, Events, Content Creation and Influencer Marketing. Over the course of less than a year, we have consistently exceeded client expectations and KPIs by increasing brand awareness and consumer engagement through various activations and creative solutions.

From a successful launch event that took Dubai by storm, to a highly talked about top tier influencer takeover, The Qode has set new standards in the F&B industry communications. 



Client: Katsuya By Starck 

Industry: Hotels & Restaurants


@karenwazenb, one of the region's leading lifestyle influencers, was approached to takeover @KatsuyaUAE's Instagram page & stories to create awareness and drive people to the newly launched page. Karen was given guidelines on number and types of images that were needed, outfit and caption approvals along with a sushi making session live on stories with Chef Katsuya himself. The entire planning and activation on the day was supervised and managed by The Qode's digital team.

Within 48 hours, we were able to measure a substantial spike of new followers directly stemming from this activation and sentiment was generally well received.

The Qode took on the PR of Katsuya by Starck in April 2017 to re-launch the brand in the UAE. Following the opening of the first venue at Jumeirah Al Naseem in May 2017, The Qode has been able to secure extensive placements across print, digital, broadcast, radio and social media platforms. The restaurant and its talented Executive Chef, Gerard Ruvira have both been recognized for their exceptional culinary offering and have been nominated for multiple Media Awards within the first 6 months of Katsuya’s launch in Dubai. Having organized some exceptional Influencer events and numerous interviews and features, The Qode’s efforts have been recognized as a significant value addition to Katsuya’s growing success in the region.


Creative content was created for Dubai's Design Week this year in form of 6 "Pop Sushi" gifs. 

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