IKEA – MR. CUCKOO

In a year like 2020, made of one Groundhog day after another, we needed to experience a little bit of newness. Because nothing can break the daily routine and make us feel that good.
From this concept, we created a campaign that celebrates IKEA news through the story of Mr. Cuckoo: a cuckoo fed up with monotony and ready to welcome something new and unexpected into his everyday life.

Lamborghini Aventador ULTIMAE – Timeless

Those that we now consider world icons have not always been: only those who make initially misunderstood and radical choices, over time, can achieve this status. This film tells the journey beyond all convention and expectation with which Lamborghini Aventador manages to escape the temporal dimension to become “timeless”.

Stop Cat-Calling

84% of women have endured cat-calling, a harassment frequent not only on the streets, but also online. While in France, Belgium and many other countries it’s punished by the law, in Italy it’s not considered an offence. As insurance company specialized in protection, Zurich Connect chose to take a stand for women’s right giving them the first cross-country defense against verbal sexual harassment. We intercepted cat-calling comments on social media and, using a pseudonym, we sent a bait link to the harassers. Clicking on it, they landed on a website registered in France, where their comments are prosecutable. Facing the risk, almost everyone deleted his comment.
But there is no protection without justice. That’s why we asked people to help us change the law signing the petition to make cat-calling a punishable offence in Italy too.

The forgetful

When you don’t have to pay the installments of your new car for 3 months, you can even forget you have bought it. This is what happens in the 2 commercials of the new campaign for the SUV range. A Volkswagen style message that emphasizes how even the purchase of a new car can be experienced without worries.

Audi Sport. Oh what fun it is to ride.

Thanks to the New Audi RS 6 Avant, doing something nice for others at Christmas doesn’t mean forgetting about ourselves: there’s always a good excuse to drive and enjoy the emotion of thrilling performances.

The Uncampaign

Every year, 30 million Italians anxiously wait for the latest edition of the IKEA catalogue to arrive in their mailboxes.

In 2020, however, for the first time in history, the brand decided not to deliver it directly to people’s homes but to distribute it from IKEA stores.

 

Confessing the end of this deep-rooted ritual to Italians was almost unthinkable.

 

Therefore, DDB Italia came up with a special campaign: The UnCampaign, the first campaign designed to be ignored.

But also to be illegible, indecipherable, unattainable and unreachable, through the use of specially-chosen touch points and media: OOH positioned in the least frequented places in Italy, incomprehensible prints, ADV displays on the web’s least visited websites and social media done in reverse, with complete strangers used as Influencers and endless Instagram stories, all designed to be skipped.

 

A special video was made to communicate the sad news to the target audience, who were completely swept away by the campaign. And certainly amused.

 

The result?

In-store and site traffic increased dramatically, along with brand awareness.

All, with 0 million earned media impressions.

Always ready for change.

Life is full of changes. And we can all experience them best with Audi: The Original Accessories, the Audi Collection and the Kids line help us to face any change in the right way.
This is the concept behind the new multi-subject campaign signed by Audi Service. Three films that stage Audi’s ability to always meet the needs of our lives, in an ironic and modern tone.

Let’s not call them heroes.

Together with Bennet, we made the video “Let’s not call them heroes”, dedicated to all the employees, for the responsibility and dedication they showed during COVID emergency and for the extraordinary commitment they continue to face in this period.

Bennet played a major role in supporting local communities during the COVID-19 emergency. This required an extraordinary organizational effort, carried out by its 6725 employees, with great commitment and sense of responsibility.

In order to give visibility and credit to each one of them, we made a video which presents employees not as heroes, but as normal people to be thanked even more strongly and spontaneously.

IKEA – Catalog 2020

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.