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1011 9th Avenue SE Suite 300
Calgary Alberta T2G 0H7
加拿大
电话: (+1) 403 262 3006
电子邮箱:

Dianne Wilkins

Dianne Wilkins

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Gokiert

Chris Gokiert

President

电话: (+1) 4035600315

Conor Brady

Conor Brady

Chief Creative Officer
Grant Owens

Grant Owens

Chief Strategy Officer
Lee Tamkee

Lee Tamkee

Chief Financial Officer
John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Chief Operating Officer
Diane Heun

Diane Heun

Executive Vice President, Business Development

电话: (+1) 508 541 5336

Lisa Penelton

Lisa Penelton

Executive Vice President, Strategy

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核心能力: 广告/全方位服务/整合传播, 互联网及数字媒体全服务广告公司, 移动通讯营销, 社交媒体营销, 电子商务, 搜索引擎优化, Web Design, 营销/创意服务, 直销/电话营销/数据库营销/客户关系管理, 品牌内容/娱乐, 市场研究/咨询, 营销技术/分析, 媒介购买/企划, 品牌/产品开发, 战略与策划, 保健, 金融, 技术, 在线服务, B to B, 企业形象,公益,非盈利, 零售, 美容、时装、奢侈品, 旅行和旅游, 消费者

成立年份: 1996

员工: 950

奖项: 177

创意作品: 91

客户: 22

核心能力: 广告/全方位服务/整合传播, 互联网及数字媒体全服务广告公司, 移动通讯营销, 社交媒体营销, 电子商务, 搜索引擎优化, Web Design, 营销/创意服务, 直销/电话营销/数据库营销/客户关系管理, 品牌内容/娱乐, 市场研究/咨询, 营销技术/分析, 媒介购买/企划, 品牌/产品开发, 战略与策划, 保健, 金融, 技术, 在线服务, B to B, 企业形象,公益,非盈利, 零售, 美容、时装、奢侈品, 旅行和旅游, 消费者

成立年份: 1996

员工: 950

奖项: 177

创意作品: 91

客户: 22

Critical Mass

1011 9th Avenue SE Suite 300
Calgary Alberta T2G 0H7
加拿大
电话: (+1) 403 262 3006
电子邮箱:
Dianne Wilkins

Dianne Wilkins

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Gokiert

Chris Gokiert

President

电话: (+1) 4035600315

Conor Brady

Conor Brady

Chief Creative Officer
Grant Owens

Grant Owens

Chief Strategy Officer
Lee Tamkee

Lee Tamkee

Chief Financial Officer
John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Chief Operating Officer
Diane Heun

Diane Heun

Executive Vice President, Business Development

电话: (+1) 508 541 5336

Lisa Penelton

Lisa Penelton

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Creative Director's Choice: Simona Ternblom of Critical Mass discusses Ikea's ‘Where life happens’

Where home décor is concerned, most ads, blogs, and social posts present us with an edited, art-directed vision of domestic life – not life itself. So, there’s a bit of friction between reality and the manufactured lifestyle that most brands are trying to sell. That’s why it was so refreshing to see Ikea’s 'Where life happens' campaign by Åkestam Holst.

Full disclosure: I’m Swedish, and I’ve always had a love for Ikea. They’ve carved out a strong niche with their down-to-earth products and accessible style. But the Åkestam Holst work develops the realness at the core of the Ikea brand into something deeper. Their video spots feature things that are almost guaranteed to be absent from other brand campaigns: divorce, adoption, single motherhood, angst-ridden teens. Home is the center of all those things. Home is where life happens, and life is messy.

As a human being (not just as a Swede), I love the moving idea at the core of the campaign. And as a designer, I’m impressed by how well Åkestam Holst executed a compelling, authentic story through an unpretentious campaign. To do that, and to do it successfully, meant swimming directly against the prevailing currents of the marketing landscape, which takes courage.

In a world of loud, manicured, aspirational content, Ikea gave us something quiet, compassionate, and real. They’ve proven that a brand can stand out by winning their customer’s heart, rather than their customer’s eyes. Humanism over consumerism.

Simona Ternblom is group creative director at Critical Mass, working out of the agency's New York office.