"IKEA: The Narnia Of Brands" — Anneli Hansson, Brand Strategist

Branding Love Letters

Oct 14 2023 • 27 mins

IKEA is a Swedish furniture retailer and strategist Anneli Hansson's favourite brand. Narnia, Hogwarts, IKEA... For Anneli, they're all offering the same thing. Because when you step through the doors of that big blue warehouse, you get to experience almost endless possibilities. And 'experience' really is the key word. This episode is a (very Swedish) journey into the wonderful everyday.

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: www.pilgrimage.design/17-ikea

Anneli's website: www.annelihansson.com

What is this podcast?

Your brand + an emotional connection with your audience = success. But that middle part is tricky. I'm here to equip you to achieve it, through personal stories of individuals who have emotionally resonated with branding. I'm Sam, a brand designer and your host. In each episode, released on the 14th of the month, a top guest picks their favourite brand. I then invite them to unpack why it means so much. As they share, we gain invaluable insights into what makes audiences tick. Not with strategy or theory, but through that undeniable proof of successful branding: emotion. Whether you're a business wanting to better connect, a charity struggling to garner support or a branding professional needing encouragement, this is the podcast for you.

Podcast artwork created with the help of Canva AI.

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Who am I?

I'm Sam Thorogood. Hi! I'm a brand designer for startups, creators, charities, eco projects and church plants. I'm on a mission: equip these pioneering brands to bring others onto their journeys.

My website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pilgrimage.design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Final thing (I promise)!

Every other Tuesday, I share succinct advice on how to integrate design techniques and philosophy into your brand. Encouraging, empowering... and totally free. Welcome to the journey towards better branding.

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