IKEA - ThisAbles

Inclusive brands: Ikea and the ThisAbles project

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This post highlights one of the reasons why Ikea is one of my favourite brands: it is inclusive, its aim to “create a better everyday life for as many people as possible” is true. In fact I just discovered [with a bit of a delay, I have to admit] Ikea's project named ThisAbles, a project that the furniture brand has developed in collaboration with Milbat and Access Israel in order to allow people with special needs to completely enjoy its products. Read more to know how.
IF design awards - VIP Wine packaging

Packaging trends 2/2

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The effects on the environment and the request for personalisation and engaging experiences are key factors in packaging evolution. With this in mind, brands and businesses need to innovate their marketing strategy in terms of packaging design and production. Here are some further reflections on packaging trends.
Statista - EU 2019 Gender Equality Index

Gender equality

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This Sunday is going to be Women's Day. So this seems to me a good occasion to share the 2019 Gender Equality Index. Advances in this field cannot be considered completely satisfactory, however we have made some progress in Europe. Let us work even harder to achieve new goals in the next future.
Brooks - promotional campaign

Run for travel

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Running is not my cup of tea. I can walk indefinitely, but running is an activity that I dislike wholeheartedly. Anyway, apparently, lots of people love running, lots of travellers – especially Millennials – are interested in finding the perfect spot to have a run even when they are on holiday or on a business trip. For them, last summer Miami Ad School ideated a promotional campaign “Run the world” used by Brooks, running shoes USA brand.
Christmas Jumper Day

Save the children Christmas jumper day [Friday 13th December]

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I didn't know, but apparently in the UK as in the US one of the Christmas fashion must haves is an ugly quirky possibly knitted jumper to wear at special occasions before the winter holiday such as University and Business Christmas parties or more specific “ugly Christmas sweater parties”. Since 2012, Save the children” have contributed to the spread of this silliness organising their “Christmas Jumper Day”.
Tourist market

Target for the tourist market: the digital-oriented traveller

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Looking forward to the next travel opportunity and having had the opportunity to work on strategic plans that included an in-depth study of the tourist market, here are some reflections on tourist figures, now almost always connected online.
IBIS - direct marketing

Ibis and the odd direct marketing

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I couldn’t stop myself bringing this direct marketing campaign to your attention, even if I tried to forget about it and postpone it, but this is so odd and sort of funny, at the end I’ve decided to give in and share. Ibis, the famous hotel chain, in order to create awareness for one of their value added services – the Ibis business card – has created a very special offer for customers that own the card. Suspense.
Tim Hortons - brand experience

Take a coffee with your neighbour [Tim Hortons]

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Is everyone back from holiday? My blog is! As a good purpose for this restart of the year, I’ll follow the advice of Tim Hortons advertising campaign and take a coffee more often with one of my neighbours. The coffee brand have organised a social experiment in Canada using the “coffee’s power” and its brand experience convincing neighbours to “properly” meet and chat for the first time. The result is fantastic.
Sioox - advertising campaign

Boredom as a value added [Happy holiday!]

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Boredom is usually associated with negative concepts, but in reality it’s very important in order to relax, to make order among thoughts, to gain awareness and awaken creativity. Sioo:x, for example, have used boredom as a value added of their product. Do you want to know how? Continue reading.