About a year ago I was approached by David Hamilton, board member of the Swedish Ullna Golf Club and also owner of Caddee. The Ullna Golf Club was established and designed in 1981 by the late Mr. Sven Tumba, a Swedish sports icon and golf pioneer and the same year in August, HRH Prince Bertil officially inaugurated the golf course. Of course there had been many great Swedish golf clubs before Ullna GC but in many ways Ullna GC broke the rules in terms of how [click to continue…]
As you might have seen I’ve been working with Marginalen Bank for quite some time now. Last time I posted about Marginalen I wrote about the campaign featuring world class dancer Fredrik ‘Benke’ Rydman. Benke was one of the founders of the dance collective Bounce. Today he’s doing tons of choreography and he’s also the founder of the dance gym House of Shapes. Now as the time had come for a a new brand campaign decided to create sequel to the first campaign. The results when we first aired ‘Benke’ last fall was impressive. The campaign generated great numbers for the Marginalen Bank brand awareness [click to continue…]
About one year ago I was one of the keynote speakers at Webbdagarna, one of Swedens biggest events on Internet, technology, communication, media, mobile and more.
My subject when I spoke last year was ”2012 The Year of the Swedes” and except for the 2500 people who listened live, another 33491 people has watched my keynote once again on YouTube. A fairly good number considered it’s a Swedish speech. If you haven’t seen it yet, go ahead. I still think my points are most valid. (For you english speaking bloggers I’m sad to say that this speech was done in Swedish.)
This wednesday it’s time again. This year I wont be speaking but I’ll definitely be there both on wednesday and thursday. So if wanna catch up, feel free contact me.
A couple of month before LeWeb Annika Lidne, Social Media superwoman from Sweden approached me and asked if I wanted to be a part of the Swedish Trade Council Initiative at LeWeb. Once I said “hell yes” she also asked if I would consider developing a communication concept for the event. “Hell yes! once again”. The challenge with this project was the fact that it wasn’t only JAJDO and Annikas company presenting themselves at LeWeb in Paris. The trade federation had actually gathered 29! swedish start ups looking to network and create impact in France. The secondary challenge was that [click to continue…]
Lyx är ett sånt där ord som skapar oreda. Vissa blir alldeles till sig av lycka medan andra blir mer eller mindre förbannade. Lyx lämnar dock ingen oberörd, det är spännande. Mer eller mindre skulle jag vilja säga att alla har en egen definition av lyx och oavsett om man vill erkänna det eller inte är lyx något vi alla strävar efter, några efter den materiella definitionen och andra efter den andliga.
Därför känns det extra kul att meddela att jag nu startar ännu ett projekt. Jag fick för ett tag sedan möjligheten att köpa domänen lyx.se och ställdes då inför frågan “Vad ska jag hitta på med den domänen?”. Det tog en stund men nu har jag bestämt mig. Jag tänker starta en lyxblogg, eller en tidning på nätet skulle man kanske kunna säga.
Bloggen finns nu live på lyx.se och du är välkommen att titta in. Under närmaste veckorna kommer jag presentera den redaktion som kommer arbeta med projektet. Än är inte allt klart. Men vi blir någonstans mellan 5 och 10 personer som kommer underhålla lyx.se och förhoppningsvis kunna leverera texter, tester, analyser, krönikor och tips som går i linje med min vision och syn på lyx som jag publicerade tidigare idag.
If you’ve followed this blog and me for a while you know I’ve been heading the work of making one of Sweden’s newest brands come to life – The Marginalen Bank.
It’s a fantastic assignment where I’ve together with Caroline Karlström have been given the honor of both creating the actual brand as well as establish it and building it on the Swedish market. Read more about that here and here.
Today another chapter in the Marginalen Bank branding story was written.
This morning our latest move to continue differentiating the bank from it’s competitors went live. And I’m damn proud of the results. The challenge was to create a concept that continues to build the Marginalen Bank brand in a positive way and emotional way. We felt we needed to innovate the creative concept we had previously worked with and move beyond illustrations but still stay within the areas of art and creativity. With this in mind we created a new communication platform that truly emotionalizes the brand, creates awareness and hopefully creates positive results.
The idea: Have creative people within the cultural industry interpret different key aspects of Marginalen Bank’s business areas.
Earlier today we (my other company JAJDO), launched our second iPad and iPhone app. This one is called Buildo History or as in the picture below if you’re Russian. (we’ve translated it into 18 languages)
This is the second app in the Buildo Series. Our idea has been to create a simple yet creative app that allows for kids to create their own stories with as little guidance as possible. True creativity isn’t about us grown-ups creating rules that they need to follow. Our children will have plenty of that when they grow older. The Buildo series is more about playing around, having a good time and creating stories.
It’s kinda funny cause when grown-ups look at the Buildo apps they tend to say “Hmm, it looks a little simple”. When kids play with it they tend to say nothing but instead play with it for hours..or actually first play and then tell stories. My daughters Ebba and Linn often ask me to go away for half an hour and then come back. When I’m back in the room the show and tell me the story. It’s often a great laugh!
The first app that my mobile app start-up JAJDO released last sunday, Buildo Rescue Sticker book, suddenly turned up in the New and Noteworthy section in the Apple app store. This is off course great news! There’s more coming soon!
Sometime last year I was approached by Vasakronan, Swedens largest property brand with a property portfolio valued at SEK 80.3 billion. Being a market leader the felt their digital presence had to reflect that position. Their question: What do we do? As always I teamed up with Caroline Karlström and accepted the challenge to answer that question. In [...]
Some of you probably know about my little venture called JAJDO. Together with Jonas Theder and Andreas Wålm I’ve set out to build an app factory. So far it’s a small factory and it’s taken some time to fine tune the assembly line but we’ve finally made it. Our first app is live in the [...]
(This is a Swedish post covering the 24 Hours Live event in May earlier this year) Tidigare i år, närmare bestämt i början av Maj, genomförde jag tillsammans med Göran Adlén årets kanske mest korkade eller geniala idé. Ett enkelt koncept. Vi skulle spendera 24 timmar non-stop i hotelbaren, något slags världsrekord?, på ett av [...]
As of monday this week you can spot the latest TVC created for Marginalen Bank. This sweet little flick is the latest short film (I see it more as a short film than a TVC) in a series of three (1 & 2) created by me for Marginalen Bank, the brand I took part in [...]
This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. The readers of Microsoft Indikat has named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication
This blog is written by Johan Ronnestam. He's widely regarded as one of Sweden’s leading speakers and authorities in the field of modern creative and conceptual thinking and skill of innovating brands and their communication. In 2010 the readers of Microsoft Indikat named Johan Swedens most influential authority within digital communication