To celebrate the World Children’s Day (20th November 2019), together with IKEA, and in collaboration with Save the Children, we developed a project to raise awareness on the issue of witnessing violence afflicting children. Even before they learn to speak, children communicate. They do so through the means they have at their disposal, such as drawings, with which they express their emotions, as well as their discomforts, which are often ignored by adults. For this reason, the drawings of children victims of witnessing violence are inserted in a completely natural way in the exhibition areas of the IKEA stores. At the end of the exhibition, an experiential wall shows the drawings, telling the stories of children who have been victims of witnessing violence, inviting clients to support the petition on Save the Children website. The line: “Just because you didn’t see them, it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen”. The project takes place in all IKEA stores from the 20th to 24th of November. The campaign ends on Social Media.
The launch of the IKEA Catalogue takes place every year almost as a ritual but this year it has a deeper meaning, linked to the new role that our homes have in our lives and to the brand’s ability to positively support the need for change. Based on these premises, DDB Group Italy developed a strategic and communication platform in which the IKEA Catalogue was turned into a handbook that makes even the impossible seem possible, like adopting sustainable living solutions without great effort and with ease.
During the pre-launch phase we creatively played on a paradox: nobody knows better than animals how to balance sustainability with saving, as they are capable in their daily life of living in a perfectly sustainable way without using too many resources. This is how our digital and social video-strategy, with many “furry” protagonists, was launched.
The launch Campaign instead, which included Print, Billboard, Digital and Radio channels, describes the iconic actions linked to the new products that “talk” about sustainability: from meatballs with vegetable proteins that taste identical to meat, the BILLY bookcase edition produced with wood from the forest damaged by the Vaia storm, to bedroom products made from cotton grown with sustainable methods that fully respect the environment.
With IKEA we created the concept “Spring starts from you”, a state of mind more than just a season, which develops at home, even with small changes, and then slowly let us open to the world with a renewed creative spirit.
IKEA has driven the arrival of Spring with an articulated communication strategy:
The first big moment came to life in the Carugate store, with a totally “springed-over” entrance, both outside where customers were greeted by a floral signboard, and inside where the first display area was completely enveloped by the explosion of the new season.
But that’s not all. IKEA then took its own Spring around the city of Milan with a tram full of green outside and a sensory experience made of sounds and scents inside.
Ikea reawakens the power of a good night’s sleep
Christmas is awalys unconventional for the Swedish brand, in line with the usual ability of IKEA to positively change people’s life at home.
Today more than ever, we are meant to change.
The new catalogue with a great, small revolution.
Today more than ever, we are meant to change
Sweden dismantles Italy on the pitch. And on the web