Thursday, August 25, 2011

Those Clever People...

Calling all Aussies! Have you seen the new Ikea ad???


Can you see me???

I'm the one in the pale green jumper and jeans behind the guy who runs into the fence!

I had better explain how I found myself running through fields and housing estates, screaming and holding a blue kiddies chair over my head :-)

A couple of months ago I got an email from Ikea which they sent to members of Ikea Family (their loyalty card scheme). It asked if I would like to be in their next ad (Would I???) and if so, to email my details and a photo back to them. I didn't expect to hear anything back but a few weeks later I got a message to say I was one of the lucky ones who had been chosen :-)

It was a really fun morning (apart from the 6am start and freezing cold), we were given a lovely brekkie, met a lot of fun people and got an Ikea gift card for our "hard work".

I love the result, I think it's a really funny ad (so do my boys) and was very excited to be able to see myself in the final cut, even if it is only from behind, I'm really enjoying my 0.015 seconds of fame!

13 comments:

Kylie said...

Saw you...how cool x

iheartsunnydays said...

How cool is that! Looks like it was fun :)

Vonlipi said...

That is sooo cool! Very funny ad :)

trashsparkle said...

wicked! great fun. poor guy who ended up in the mud bath tho - was he a stuntman or a specially chosen loyal customer?

Emma said...

I love that ad! So exciting that you are in it! x

De tout, de rien said...

I saw you! Neat!

Tara Beaulieu said...

That's a hilarious ad! LOL I love IKEA, I think it's neat you got to be in it. :)

Esther said...

Love it. Creative ads are a work of art, can you hear me Harvey Norman and Joyce Mayne.

That would have been so much fun to make.

The nearest Ikea is a 3 hour drive away from me so its been years, but I still like to drool over their catalogues. Actually it's probably a good thing I don't live nearby.

Susan said...

Wow, when I first saw this ad, I wondered where it was shot, and if the people in it were a throng of Ikea fans, or just a bunch of out-of-work Aussie actors. Little did I know my friendly typewriter collecting eBay seller was in the crowd!!
I love that ad, it reminds me of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" vid from way back in time.

Paula said...

So much fun, fantastic!

Eleni said...

Fame at last! Love it :)

Hello Vintage said...

Hee Hee, your famous!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks everyone, TrashSparkle - the guy who ran into the fence was s stuntman so I assume the puddle guy was too :-)