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John Lewis Steps into Spring for Latest Ad

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In its first campaign outside of Christmas and clearance, John Lewis travels through all departments for spring staples

John Lewis Steps into Spring for Latest Ad

John Lewis & Partners will launch a brand new department store advertising campaign which will see the retailer advertise its Spring/Summer season on TV for the first time ever.  It is also the first time that the retailer has run product-focused TV adverts outside of Christmas and Clearance.  

First airing at 9pm on ITV on Monday 9th March, the campaign showcases the very best of the department store’s offering across home, fashion and, for the first time in a TV campaign, beauty.  The campaign’s central thought is: ‘Spring: we’ll help you style it’  and its modern, vibrant and fast pace brings to life the retailer’s viewpoint for the season across all categories.

The campaign recognises customers’ mindset shift as we enter the spring season and demonstrates how the retailer can help build a new season style that is as unique as its customers are - as reflected in the casting and different style types used throughout.  

More than 200 products feature in the campaign, almost 60% of which are own brand, demonstrating the strength of the retailer’s design credentials. In Home, the new season will feature a third more in-house designed product, with a focus on colour, texture and small flourishes which inspire customers to update their space in a more affordable way. For Fashion, the campaign heroes the latest styles from 70s retro chic to utility and provides inspiration for customers, whether they’re looking for advice around how to update their wardrobe with new season trends or finding the latest ‘must have’ shoes or handbag to finish their look. Beauty lovers will get fresh inspiration for the season with bright palettes from new and innovative brands as well as well-loved luxury options.

Featuring the music track ‘Just Move’ by US artist Rayelle, the campaign is supported by a suite of content which will play out across all customer touchpoint channels including, digital, outdoor and print advertising, email, social, in-store and windows. It will be supported by John Lewis & Partners internal social programme, #WeArePartners, which now has 500 active Partners who create and share unique content across their own social channels. 

Martin George, marketing director, John Lewis Partnership said: “We know that our customers want to hear more from us outside of the Christmas period which is why we’ve launched our first ever Spring advertising campaign, enabling us as a business to connect with more people in the most relevant way.  

This campaign showcases our credentials as a brand in tune with modern living and our expertise in design across our own brand products and the very best of the brands we offer across fashion, beauty and home”. 

The campaign runs throughout the Spring season, ending 26th April.  

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Brand: John Lewis & Partners

Project/Campaign name: Spring, we’ll help you style it

First Air Date: 9th March


Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim

Creative Director/s: Laura Rogers

Copywriter: Anna Whitaker

Art director: Bonnie Doman

Agency producer/s: Ben Sharpe, Nicola Ridley, Amy Simmons, Hayley Carter, Sam Ramsey, Tom Clift

Senior Content Creative: Camille Standen

Planner/s: Hugh De Winton, Charlotte Wood

Joint CEO: Tammy Einav

Managing Partner: Michael McConville/Sarah Coleman

Business Director/s: Jo Lorimer

Account Manager/s: Alice Lowden, Monica Sabourin

Account Executive/s: Alizee Lawson

Business Affairs: Gemma Davies

Design Agency: King Henry

Designer/Typographer: Paul Knowles

Media agency: Manning Gottlieb OMD

Media planner/s: Andrew Darby, Lauren Ashford, Jules Ngu


Production company: Merman

Executive Producer: Spencer Dodd, Siobhan Murphy

Producer: Lara Baldwin

Director: Lacey

Director of Photography: Sam Goldie

Editing company: The Assembly Rooms

Editor: Ruth Hegarty

Post Production

Post Production: nineteentwenty

Post Producer: Emma Shuter

VFX Supervisor: Bill McNamara

2D VFX Lead: Rod Norman

2D Artists: Claire Larkin, Peter Philips, Jessica Hayes, Nicole Palucsis, Jamie Stitson, Ryan Hadfield

Colourist: Kai van Beers


Music Supervision: The Elements Music

Music Supervisor: Dann Liebermann


Audio Post Production: Factory

Audio Engineer: Dan Beckwith

Soundtrack name and composer: Just Move, composed by Bissell/Bachelder


Social Editing Company: cain&abel

Social Post Producer: Gerda Aleksandraviciute

Social Editors/Animators: David Smith, Ben Infantino, Tom Skelton

Genres: People

Categories: Retail and Restaurants , Retail Stores

adam&eveDDB, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:03:16 GMT