IKEA Promo KONDIS: THE APP by Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg

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Industry Department Stores & Shopping Malls
Media Promo & PR
Market Sweden
Agency Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg
Art Director Staffan Lamm, Christoffer Persson
Copywriter Anders Hegerfors, Fredrik Jansson
Photographer Carl Kleiner
Account Supervisor Susanna Fagring
Released September 2010

Credits & Description

Category: Best Use of Other Digital Media in a Promotional Campaign
Advertiser: IKEA
Date of First Appearance: Sep 30 2010
Entrant Company: FORSMAN & BODENFORS, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Entry URL: http://entries.se/e/ikea/homemadeisbestapp/
Art Director: Staffan Lamm (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Art Director: Christoffer Persson (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Copywriter: Fredrik Jansson (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Copywriter: Anders Hegerfors (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Planner: Tobias Nordström (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Account Supervisor: Susanna Fagring (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Account Manager: Ewa Edlund (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Photographer: Carl Kleiner (Agent Bauer)
Stylist: Evelina Bratell
Retouch: Henrik Lagerberg (F&B factory)
Advertiser's Supervisor: Joel Idén (IKEA)
Information Architect: Johan Wingård (Forsman & Bodenfors)
Media placement: App - - - -

Describe the objective of the promotion.
It’s really hard to get people excited about kitchen appliances. But if you talk about all the tasty things you can make with them, you suddenly have people’s attention. Things like cakes and cookies. That’s why we decided to do a campaign about baking (with kitchen appliances).

Describe how the promotion developed from concept to implementation.
To start off the baking campaign we made a baking book (with kitchen appliances in it). Along with the baking book we made an iPhone app (with kitchen appliances in it) that took care of the side effects of baking – i.e. putting on weight. The iPhone app kept track of your exercising and told you when you had burnt enough calories to enjoy yet another delicious cookie.
Along with the iPhone app we made a campaign web site (with kitchen appliances in it) where people could share their training routes and compete for kitchen appliances. The person who burnt the most calories won the most kitchen appliances (and could bake even more great cookies).

Explain why the method of promotion was most relevant to the product or service.

Describe the success of the promotion with both client and consumer including some quantifiable results.
Our baking book has probably been the most talked about baking book in the history of baking books. The Guardian wrote about it. New York Magazine too. To name but a few.
The iPhone app was, and still is, one of the most downloaded apps in the swedish App Store (the app was only available in Sweden).
All and all the campaign reached a bit over 40 million people, without IKEA spending one dollar on media.