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.
Doncaster Council - wellbeing

Marketing trend: wellbeing

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Already on the radar in 2019, the concept of wellbeing is a trend - quite obviously – also this year and it will probably stay at the front of people’s minds for years to come. Consumers have become more conscious about their health and wellness and they are seeking brands that recognise their bodies uniqueness and their specific lifestyles while proposing healthy alternatives to include in their consumption. Here are some reflections and data.
Dove - advertising campaign

Marketing trend: the age-agnostic society

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According to Nielsen and other accredited research institutes, one of the strongest marketing trends of 2020 is the one leading brands to a more age-inclusive approach in their strategy and communication, getting rid of all the previous aged-based stereotypes in order to be ready to interpret new spreading lifestyles. Here are some reflections and data.
Statista - grocery ecommerce

Ecommerce and grocery shopping

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Technically they are called “Fast moving consumer goods” or “FMCG” [for those who love acronyms], practically they are the fresh foods one usually buys in farmer markets, supermarkets and grocery stores. Online vendors of these kind of products still have to work hard to compete with the traditional physical shops and conquer their market share, but in some countries the online grocery shopping is starting to spread. Here are some data.
Statista - Top 10 vegan cities

Travel ideas for vegans

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Are you vegan or vegetarian and planning your next vacation? Are you a tour operator considering building a vegan-friendly holiday package? In both cases, here are some inspirations that will help you find the perfect travel destination for you or for your target customer: the Top10 cities for people on a plant-based diet.
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.
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.
KLM - awareness campaign

KLM awareness problem

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What’s KLM? Apparently last year lots of Germans [46% to be precise] weren’t able to answer this very simple question. KLM made this discovery during a survey understanding that people mostly believed they were a bank, a restaurant or a radio station. So, they decided to launch a bizarre awareness campaign focus on ambient marketing. What did they call it? “We are an airline”. :D