STEELCASE SERIES 1

TitleSTEELCASE SERIES 1
BrandSTEELCASE
Product / ServiceSERIES 1
CategoryA06. Overall Aesthetic Design
EntrantANALOGFOLK Hong Kong, HONG KONG SAR
Idea Creation ANALOGFOLK Hong Kong, HONG KONG SAR
Production CHIMNEY Singapore, SINGAPORE

Credits

Name Company Position
Chris Ryan AnalogFolk Hong Kong Managing Director & Partner
Harry Llufrio AnalogFolk Hong Kong Executive Creative Director & Partner
Fred Dahlberg AnalogFolk Hong Kong Creative Director
Summer Yang AnalogFolk Hong Kong Strategy Director
Eric Suen AnalogFolk Hong Kong Project Director
Dennys Hess AnalogFolk Hong Kong Associate Creative Director
Sandra Miloda AnalogFolk Hong Kong Senior Designer
Maria Bourke Steelcase Communications Director
Allan Guan Steelcase Digital Communications Leader
Martin Reiher Chimney Group Asia Pacific Director
Kim Wang Chimney Group Asia Pacific Producer
Ola Ohlsson Chimney Group Asia Pacific Editor
Haiha Dang Chimney Group Asia Pacific Motion Graphics

Describe the creative idea

Steelcase is a leading designer and manufacturer of office furniture and workspaces. The Series 1 is a highly versatile task-chair that can be delivered in nearly endless color options. To convey flexibility in use along with the comfort of the chair, all communications were built from the message “Designed to fit. Anyone. Anywhere. Any task.” An initial study and workshops with the client revealed gaps in Steelcase’s customer journey, with digital presence identified as a key area for development. This was particularly the case in China, where digital channels were not being used effectively to convey the brand or to generate leads. Steelcase wanted to test the efficacy of digital channels, starting with their weakest but highest-potential channel – WeChat.

Describe the execution

The execution focused largely on a dynamic WeChat presence. This could not be created within the available WeChat templates, so an H5 site connected to Steelcase’s WeChat presence was created. Throughout the experience a tone on tone manner was used to show the many color options and also to enhance the message of “anyone, anywhere, any task”. It included a video that summed up the chair’s features and benefits nicely with the goal of generating leads. Targeting within WeChat is limited. Consequently, to arrive at the closest ‘proxy’ for the audience, cities in which fastest-growing industry sectors are presently were selected, with individuals that are university-educated, of working age, who were interested in commercial real estate, interior design, recruiting and employment were targeted. Offline integrated communications included brochures that could be used in sales follow-ups, leave-behinds or in-showroom take-ones.

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