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Why IdeaWorks Wants You to Unleash Your Inner Smith



Dick Smith Electronics unleashes new brand & campaign

Why IdeaWorks Wants You to Unleash Your Inner Smith

The maker culture inherent in Dick Smith’s history has been re-invigorated with a new campaign by IdeaWorks. 

‘Unleash Your Smith’ nods its head to the second half of the brand’s name by celebrating the old traditions of ‘smiths’ with a modern technology twist, appropriately repositioning Dick Smith for the now and tomorrow.

This maker culture is as relevant today as it has always been. From yesteryear’s goldsmiths and blacksmiths to today’s Word-Smiths and Beat-Smiths, there is a smith in us all bursting to make something. 

Along with an integrated campaign, IdeaWorks has also created a series of short films that celebrate the maker culture - the smiths out there in their suburban garages, basements, sheds and lounge rooms. The videos explore a series of real-life Makers, their passion projects and their stories that unfold.

The ‘smith’ categories also inform the product segmentation in Dick Smith communications, for example Fit-Smith for wearable technology products and Beat-smith, for audio products.

Tom Hoskins, IdeaWorks’ Creative Director says: “Many great tech stories started in garages, and Dick Smith is no different. Maker culture doesn’t just make up half their name, it’s embedded in Dick Smith’s DNA.” 


Agency: IdeaWorks
Creative Director / Art Director: Tom Hoskins
Writer: Michael Pickering
Art Director: Ollie Beeston
General Manager: Monika Vidovic

Brand TVC
Production Company: Plaza Films
Director: Dave Wood
Producer: Lee Thompson
Editor: Stuart Morley
Agency Head of Content: Elissa Maine

Maker Videos:
Production Company: Dakota Media
Director: Adam Marsden
Producer: Nick Price
Agency Producer: Joanne Johnston
Makers: Malcolm Faed, Alex McClung, Tom Hetherington & Ben Jancovich

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LBB Editorial, Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:17:16 GMT