For their latest campaign, IKEA Spain collaborated with Indie singer, Sandra Delaporte to cover the iconic Spanish song from the 80s, Pero a tu lado, to celebrate those who stand shoulder to shoulder during difficult times.
This homage is present in every frame of the music video, in which a dozen dancers support the protagonist of the artistic piece on her journey to IKEA.
The contemporary choreography unfolds beautifully under the soothing voice of Sandra Delaporte, who brings one of Spain’s most iconic pop classics to modern times. In her indie rendition, she emphasizes the emotion behind the human message of the original lyrics. Watch below:
Echoing that sentiment, IKEA’s marketing director, Laura Durán says: “The lyrics of the song are, in itself, a statement of intent that reflects the importance of helping others. It leaves an indelible impact on our lives, whether it’s us helping others or vice versa.”
This is the first time IKEA uses the music video format to bring their message to a larger audience. The film is cushioned by other assets, all with the metaphor of standing shoulder to shoulder as the campaign’s common thread. In its entirety, the campaign pays homage to the innately supportive nature of Spanish society, which revealed itself during the pandemic.
The campaign is another step in IKEA’s brand mission: “We all deserve a true home” where the company aims to fight social inequality. In this vein, a challenge has just been launched on social networks, which puts the focus on solidarity and the importance of selfless gestures towards others. Users can join individually by sharing how they help others through the hashtag #ArrimarElHombro (stand shoulder to shoulder, in English).
The company has also invested 10 million euros to reduce the price of up to 130 of its products – including some of their iconic bestsellers like the BRIMNES bed, the VEDINGE kitchen front and the BILLY bookshelf – during this fiscal year 2021.
- PRODUCT: House and retail services
- IKEA CONTACT: Laura Durán
ADVERTISING AGENCY: McCann Madrid
- CREATIVE TEAM: Monica Moro, Raquel Martinez, Hector Losa, Mara Vidal
- ACCOUNT TEAMS: Javier Pascual, Elena Rodríguez, Alejandra Sierra, Claudia Solano, Andrea Cabezudo
- STRATEGIC PLANNING: Juan Manuel Ramirez, Maria Goñi
- PRODUCTION TEAM: Paloma Adrien, Martin Beilin
MEDIA AGENCY: Ymedia
PR AGENCY: TINKLE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AGENCY: LLYC
SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY: GOOD REBELS
CONTENT AGENCY: 3Dots
CRM AGENCY: MRM
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blur
- DIRECTOR: Karin Huu Do
- DOP: Oriol Barcelona
POST PRODUCTION COMPANY: La Metropolitana
DIGITAL POST PRODUCTION: Craft
SOUND DESIGN: OEO
MUSIC: Pero a tu lado, featuring Sandra Delaporte