The Hornbach/HEIMAT team is going into spring 2012 in a characteristically emotive and visually stunning way. The new campaign, entitled “No one feels it like you do.”, puts the sensory perception of Hornbach customers centre stage: it’s all about feeling, sensing, seeing and experiencing those DIY moments – nothing but real feelings and emotions which are becoming rarer in this ever more fast-paced world. The campaign kicks off with the “Festival” film in which a DIY’er attains ultimate perfection for the first time ever, landing a sublime hammer blow after several failed attempts. With this act (which in real time doesn’t even last a second), he experiences a wealth of different states of mind, which, as ever, are portrayed in typical Hornbach style. His feelings range from confusion and happiness through to doubt and finally triumph. The last of these constitutes the film’s impressive apex: in the form of a crowd scene in which the DIY’er, having successfully hammered in the nail, is frantically cheered on by thousands of people. The final scene sees the DIY’er once again in his garden, ecstatic and at one with both himself and the world. The ad ends with the new campaign slogan, “No one feels it like you.” This idea of bringing feelings to life then typifies the entire campaign, which looks at the subject from a variety of angles. In a second already-completed film from multi award–winning Czech director Martin Krejci (STINK, Berlin), we explore, for example, the way different DIY’ers experience sounds. Martin also created the very successful “Faces” campaign which was also produced by Stink earlier this year. This ad, which is larger than life even in terms of description, will form the next stage of the campaign. In total, the campaign comprises a range of print/billboard ads as well as social media activities and, in the final stage, a series of events set to begin at the end of March/beginning of April. “With the new campaign, Hornbach continues to do its own thing. Achieving big things with your bare hands. An indispensable part of this is the deeply felt understanding for what goes on inside the minds of DIY’ers,” explains HEIMAT Creative Chief Guido Heffels. For many years, Hornbach has been positioning itself as the place to go for people wanting to complete large and small-scale DIY projects in their home or garden. The company not only shares the same attitude as its customers to DIY but also offers everything they need to make their project a success: a wider and comprehensive product range, expert advice, helpful services and permanently low prices. By following this coherent strategy, the company has never had a problem setting itself apart from the competition. The new campaign goes on air on all major TV channels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Romania on 10 March 2012, with the remaining European countries to follow. Media planning was the responsibility of CROSSMEDIA in Düsseldorf.
Client: Hornbach Campaign “No one feels it like you.” Ad name: “Festival” Core medium: TV Additional media: Outdoor, print, online, POS, event Time frame: On air from 10 March Agency: HEIMAT, Berlin Creative Director: Guido Heffels Account: Mark Hassan Director: Martin Krejci Production Company: STINK, Berlin Executive Producer: Jan Dressler DOP: Stepan Kucera Editor: Filip Malasek, Prague Telecine: Seamus O’Kane, The Mill, London Online: Stephane Allender/Tom Sparks, One of Us, London Music and sound design: Thomas Berlin, Berlin