IKEA

Creating a link between a Swedish tradition and Ikea

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The Swedish furniture giant IKEA aims to provide functional and stylish furniture to everyone around the world. In Sweden, the longest day of the year is often a joyous occasion that is celebrated annually with a feast. IKEA wanted to share this Swedish heritage with its German customers so they launched a campaign called Midsummer. They turned to Dept and asked us to help them organize a party and social media strategy around the event.

Special moments create unique memories

This was a two weeks long, intensive campaign which would end with a party that included previous cooperation partners and potential new cooperation partners, bloggers, Instagrammers, and YouTubers alike. The mood was idyllic and local Swedish food and music were on the menu. This was accompanied by relaxed conversations, new acquaintances, and, of course, DIY flower wreaths and matching photo motifs. The event served as a fun occasion to connect with customers online while strengthening the brand’s relationships with their influencers.

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IKEA wanted to share this Swedish heritage with its German customers

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The #Midsummer campaign was a complete success. Around 40 people came together to celebrate alongside @ikeadeutschland and Midsummer. More than 100 Instagram stories and 20 Instagram images were created, which together generated almost 160,000 impressions. The influencers that were invited shared their enthusiasm for the midsummer party with their social media community and thus acted as IKEA brand ambassadors.

The great vision to establish midsummer in Germany as a kind of tradition, in order to create an occasion to celebrate with friends and family, was successfully showcased through our celebration. Special moments were created that those who attended will remember forever. Every year, IKEA celebrates the Swedish midsummer with various activities. A tangible link was created between the Swedish tradition and the home furnishing retailer as a result of the #MarchMidsummer campaign and the #MarchMidsummer party.

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