Dunelm Rises Up Against a Dull Dystopian Future in Campaign from Creature
Homewares retailer Dunelm will reveal its Autumn advertising campaign on Friday, 15th October with a 60 second TV ad which will launch across ITV over the weekend.
‘Dun Your Way’, developed with newly appointed ad agency Creature, aims to empower Dunelm’s customers to defy expectation when it comes to creating and styling a home.
Directed by Stephen Pipe, the ad opens in a dystopian, washed-out street of sameness. The monotony is punctured by one defiant and confident Dunelm customer who arrives home with their new haul of purchases, setting off a chain reaction with neighbours who are inspired to start their own transformations.
Set to iconic track Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx, the campaign sets a confident and vibrant attitude for Dunelm which will be implemented cross-channel on radio, social, in-store, digital and online.
David Murdin, who led development of the campaign for Dunelm, said: “The launch of 'Dun Your Way' gives us an ownable brand and communications platform as well as a lively, bold tone of voice, which we hope will empower our customers to create a home which brings them joy, done their way and no one else’s.
“We’ll be encouraging both our colleagues and customers to share ‘their way’ with us over the next few months, showing us the Dunelm products they love and how they’ve done things their way when decorating and styling their homes.”
Ben Middleton, chief creative officer at Creature, said: “"The launch of the Dun Your Way campaign is a big, bold, liberating leap forward, designed to inspire and delight the interior tastes of the masses and our mums. Making this work with the highly ambitious, ferociously smart team at Dunelm has been a ton of fun and now we are excitedly waiting to see everything from cushions to curtains changing all over the country."
Media strategy, planning and buying has been handled by media agency Goodstuff, with key spots including The Chase, ITV News, Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up and Grantchester.
To create further awareness around the new campaign, creative communications agency Tangerine will be delivering a series of supporting PR and influencer activity.
The Autumn campaign heralding the launch of Dun Your Way will be followed by a Christmas activation, which will further amplify the retailer’s new platform and be an exciting elevation of the brand’s annual Delivering Joy activity.
Company name: Dunelm
Interim Brand Marketing Director: David Murdin
Senior Brand Manager: Amy Lindley
Senior Brand Marketing Planning Manager: Georgie Seel
Brand Manager: Ellie Hughes
Head of Creative Content: Chris Roughton
Creative agency: Creature
Chief Creative Officers: Ben Middleton & Stu Outhwaite-Noel
Associate Creative Director: John Osborne
Creative: Meg Egan
Design Director: Tim Green
Designer: Elspeth Watson
Head of Integrated Production: Kristie Girvan
Producer: Eleanor-Rose Stamp
Chief Strategy Officer: Andrew Gibson
Strategist: Lotte Jones
CEO: Dan Cullen-Shute
Chief Client Officer: Hanisha Kotecha
Business Director: Sian Richards
Account Director: Sam Dempsey
Senior Account Manager: Ciara O’Brien
Media agency: Goodstuff
Group Strategy Director: Tim Whatley
Planning Director: Alice Kinoulty
Planning Manager: Hattie Bettridge
Digital Director: Vicky Farley
Digital Manager: Frankie Berger
PR Agency: Tangerine
Associate Director: Heather Kenny
Senior Account Director: Suzi Burns
Account Director: Lauren Pritchard
Production Company: Tantrum
Director: Stephen Pipe
Producer: Gwiylm Gwillim
DOP: Benedict Spence
Editor: Quin Williams
Post Production: Coffee and TV
Sound Engineer: Dan Beckwith
Producer: Beth Massey
Soundtrack: Basement Jaxx
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