TBWA\Shanghai Kick-Starts Major New Adidas Campaign Featuring High-profile Celebrities
SHANGHAI, CHINA â Thursday August 4, 2011 â TBWA\Shanghai has just launched adidasâ brand new fall/winter âTrainingâ campaign. The campaign reinforces the global brand campaign â adidas is all in â by issuing an invitation to everyone inspired by sport to find time in their lives for fitness.
Created by TBWA\Shanghai, the âDonât Waste your Waitâ concept promotes two key jacket product lines â Clima and Outer â in the âTrainingâ Sport Performance Division (one of four SP Divisions, together with Running, Basketball and Football).
The urban lifestyle focused campaign features two high profile celebrities â Chinese actor and singer Li Bingbing and Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan. The two brand ambassadors challenge the convention that urbanites are too busy making the most out of life and pursuing great achievements to have time for sports.
Instead of using the excuse that we are âtoo busy for sportâ, adidasâ âDonât Waste your Waitâ campaign encourages people to change their perspective on training and utilize âwaiting timeâ for sport and exercise. The challenge is, rather than neglecting our fitness, to make the most out of time, be spontaneous, yet remain authentic.
âDonât Waste your Waitâ drives consumers to the question: âIf even the busiest of celebrities can find the time for sport, using anything and everything as a training object, whatâs my excuse?â
TBWA\Shanghai launched the âDonât Waste your Waitâ campaign via a number key channels including print, OOH and ambient. The campaign is visible at bus shelters, metro stations, and on outdoor billboards and is also supported by digital PR, sports marketing and retail.
To demonstrate that virtually anywhere is a great location to do sport if you donât want to âWaste your Waitâ, a public spinning machine and speed bag for daytime use were installed at five bus stations in Pudong and punching bags appear in four Shanghai metro stations along Line 1.
Yan Chay Tan, TBWA\Shanghaiâs Group Creative Director commented, âPeople spend hours waiting every week â in traffic jams, in airports waiting for flights, in meetings, waiting for their friends&hellip The idea behind adidasâ âDonât Waste your Waitâ is to take advantage of that time to change your behaviour; use the time to train, get fit and live healthy.â Tan added, âItâs a youthful and inspiring attitude from an authentic sports brand.â
Project Name: âDonât Waste your Waitâ
Creative Agency: TBWA\Shanghai
Client: adidas China
Chief Creative Officer(s): John Merrifield
Group Creative Director: Yan Chay Tan
Art Director(s): Ken Li, Cay Kho, Popo Jin
Copywriter(s): Alex Avis, Kevin Zhu
Photographer: Ben Ingham
Production Company: Augen Productions
Production Company Head Producer: Vivin Jiang
Executive Producer: Joanna Zhao
Agency Producer: Doris Zhang
Account Director / Senior Account Executive: Michael Donohue
Account Executive(s) / Manager(s): Zelia Bao
Media Agency: Carat
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