GALLERY 13: Cannes Contenders - Ikea

Do we feel sorry for a discarded lamp that's cast out on to the street to battle the howling wind and rain, while a shiny new one takes its place? This spot could have been lifted from the opening scene of a feature film and the director's ability to woo the viewer into feeling emotion for anything he chooses is intrinsic to its success. Yet another successful spot for the Ikea brand, thanks to brilliant casting, deft camera angles and music that presses all the right sentimental buttons.



Agency: Crispin Porter Bogusky Advertising

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Creative Directors: Alex Bogusky, Paul Keister

Art Directors: Mark Taylor, Steve Mapp

Senior Producer: Rupert Samuel


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Production company: Morton Jankel Zander

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Director: Spike Jonze

Producer: David Zander

Post-production company: Spot Welders

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Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen