Zalando Celebrates Togetherness With New Christmas Campaign 

BERLIN, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 // Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, brings what matters to the forefront of the new Christmas campaign, “Whatever your style, at Christmas we always come together.” The heart-warming 360° campaign celebrates the values of togetherness, like spending time with friends and family, sharing, caring, giving and spreading joy… the things that never go out of style.

 

“Our Christmas campaign is the continuation of our ‘free to be’ brand positioning - based on the customer insight that when you’re free to wear what you want, and be who you want, nothing can hold you back,” says Jonny Ng, Director Marketing Strategy & Campaigns at Zalando. “During the festive period we want to capture the diversity of our audiences and the many unique ways they celebrate together. At Zalando, with over 29 million customers shopping more than 450,000 styles from over 2,000 brands, we know that style is never defined by age, gender, look, shape or background. Our hope for this season is to give our customers freedom of choice in fashion whoever you are, and whoever you are celebrating with”. 

 

The campaign follows a young man, portrayed by international model, actor and professional juggler Tom Gaskin, and his grandmother, played by Frances Dunscombe who is also featured in Zalando’s AW19 campaign. Taking his grandmother to a fabulous Christmas ball, they find out to their surprise that everyone else on the guestlist has decided to show up with a grandparent, too. 

 

The spirit of the ball, with its diverse styles and intergenerational attendees, embodies the spirit of the  ‘free to be’ brand positioning. As the night unfolds, the diverse guestlist dance together in eclectic outfits, showcasing Zalando’s broad assortment which caters to every style, occasion and age. Alongside the partying, we see moments of genuine emotion that capture the relationship between the ball-goers and their grandparents, as directed by Sam Hibbard and produced by Somesuch.

Watch the Campaign Video here

The stills, shot by Tom Johnson (MiniTitle), compliment the TVC and feature personalities such as Saffi Karina, an activist from England (@saffi_karina), and German Influencer, Jannik Diefenbach, whose stylish grandfather is the star of his Instagram (@jaadiee). The cast of all ages, always seen in pairs and groups, dancing and having fun together, show off their own unique styles; from glam and punk to glittery and laid back, each advocating whatever your style at Christmas we always come together

The campaign was created in collaboration with London-based creative agency Mother. The TV commercial is the editorial centerpiece of the campaign, it will be shown in cinemas and further translated into print, OOH, social media and Zalando-owned channels. The campaign launched on November 3, 2019.

 

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Notes to Editors
 

Campaign Credits

 

Agency, Creative & Strategy: Mother

TV Director: Sam Hibbard, Somesuch

Somesuch Producer: Tom Gardner

Stills-Photographer : Tom Johnson, MiniTitle

Social Director: Dan Emerson

TV Production: Somesuch

Edit House: Trim

TV Editor: Thomas Grove-Carter

Social Editor: Joe Walton, Whitehouse

Post Production: Black Kite

Post Producer: Tamara Mennell

Head of VFX: Adam Crocker

Sound House: 750mph

Sound Engineer: Sam Robson

Campaign Stylist: Viviane Hausstein

Music Label: Essex Music Group

Track: Cosmic Dancer by T-Rex

 

Client: Zalando

Director Marketing Strategy & Campaign: Jonny Ng

Head of Campaign Management: Marie Frickel

Lead Account Management: Darius Gross

Account Management: Mona Mohamed Adel, Milena Steinke

TV Producer: Bernd Bluhme

Lead Campaign Management: Mona Herdener

Campaign Management: Katharina Kämpfe

 

Boiler Plate - Q3 2019 - EN

About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008, we bring head-to-toe fashion to more than 29 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty. The assortment of international brands ranges from world famous names to local labels. Our platform is a one-stop fashion destination for inspiration, innovation and interaction. As Europe’s most fashionable tech company, we work hard to find digital solutions for every aspect of the fashion journey: for our customers, partners and every valuable player in the Zalando story. Our goal is to become the starting point for fashion.

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