BBH Singapore crafts ‘model homes’ to transform social commerce thinking for tech market leaders
BBH Singapore today unveils a new shopping format for Samsung which leverages the social trend of inspiration shopping and pairs it with the ease of in-platform purchase.
The first iteration of this format, which the agency coins ‘shoppable worlds’, features Samsung home appliances including the design-led Bespoke line and lifestyle TVs.
It has been developed to recognise that social commerce does not have to be led by a push-to-buy approach. Instead, the audience can enjoy the journey from the first time it sees a product to the moment of purchase.
The format will see Samsung pioneer a new approach in which it creates immersive worlds that draw the audience, followed by an experience which replicates a successful ‘department store’ approach.
The first series features room sets created by leading designers and miniature model makers Ruchika Nambiar, Robb & Jess of Jessica Cloe Miniatures, Briar Nielsen, Hannah Lemon and Anna Wright. The playful rooms feature trending styles, from dark academia to grand-millennial to maximalism, to showcase how Samsung products can not only integrate but inspire home designs.
The concept of miniature homes was developed by BBH Singapore for its strong resonance with design-lovers and home decorators. It speaks to craft appreciation and showcases how in interior styling, the little details matter.
Debuting in Indonesia and Thailand today and extending into Singapore in the coming weeks, the campaign will launch on Instagram, augmented by a number of first hand design diaries from the makers behind the room sets.
It marks the first use of this new format which the agency developed to deliver engaging e-commerce through social media.
The team at BBH Singapore carefully planned how the content takes shoppers on a journey from initial inspiration through to action. The Samsung creative mimics the allure of a shop window through miniature room set designs, through to a showroom experience. Lastly, it replicates a smart and friendly shop assistant in selecting a final product tailored to each user as the content evolves.
Commenting on the launch, Olivier Bockenmeyer, head of corporate marketing, Southeast Asia and Oceania at Samsung Electronics, said, “This creative seeks to turn scrollers into shoppers, drawing people into the charming worlds of these model homes, filled with craft and interior design flair. Using the twin insights of how people are really using social media and their passion for interior décor, BBH Singapore has shown users how our products can fit into their own lifestyles.”
Sascha Kuntze, chief creative officer at BBH Singapore, adds, “E-commerce is typically approached and viewed as purely transactional. But that’s not how people behave online. People no longer ‘go shopping’; they are always shopping. At BBH, we know that e-commerce, and specifically social commerce, should be every bit as creative, insightful, engaging and emotional as any other brand touchpoint. This is the thinking which roots this latest creative for Samsung – showing through the power of detailed miniature models just how these products can fit into people’s own home designs and individual styles.”
AGENCY: BBH Singapore
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Sascha Kuntze
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Charlene Chua
HEAD OF ART: Gaston Soto
ART DIRECTOR: Dawn Abegail Lee
COPYWRITER: Gwendolyn Lee
CONTENT CREATORS: Gerard Koh, Sally Liu
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER, ASIA: Megan Morell
NEW BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Manavi Sharma
BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Jasmine Portman
ACCOUNT MANAGER: Crystal Loo
ACCOUNT MANAGER: Zina Ng
STRATEGY DIRECTOR: Ruth Lim
STRATEGIST: Meili Yeo
SOCIAL CONTENT DIRECTOR: Mathilde Caraccio
SOCIAL SPECIALISTS: Rebekah Anthony, Kristal Lee
AGENCY PRODUCER: Cheryl Tiah
FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY: Rolla Productions
FILM DIRECTOR: Jake Nam
PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO: Studio Daydream
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Dominic Chua, Chloe Cheng
SOUND PRODUCTION: Fuse Adventures in Audio
MINIATURE ARTISTS: Ruchika Nambiar, Robb & Jess of Jessica Cloe Miniatures, Briar Nielsen, Hannah Lemon and Anna Wright
CLIENT: Samsung Electronics (Southeast Asia & Oceania)
REGIONAL HEAD OF CORPORATE MARKETING: Olivier Bockenmeyer
REGIONAL HEAD OF MEDIA & MARKETING INVESTMENTS: Sidharth Bhasin
REGIONAL SENIOR BRAND MARKETING MANAGER: Roy Lan
REGIONAL CORPORATE MARKETING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE: Mallorie Ng
REGIONAL HEAD OF TV/AV: Germain Clausse
REGIONAL MARKETING & PARTNERSHIPS LEAD (TV/AV): Edmond Lim
REGIONAL BUSINESS ANALYSIS ASSISTANT MANAGER (TV/AV): Chloe Erh
REGIONAL HEAD OF DIGITAL APPLIANCES: Daren Tay
REGIONAL SENIOR PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER (DIGITAL APPLIANCES): Novita Novita
REGIONAL PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER (DIGITAL APPLIANCES): Isobelle Tan
REGIONAL PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER (DIGITAL APPLIANCES): Jerrelin Caballa