JWT SHANGHAI, Shanghai / ANTA SPORTS PRODUCT / 2011
Anta is a famous sports brand in China, representing the authentic Chinese sports spirit.It actively supports the local sports events. Anta is the official sponsor of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), it launched a new series of CBA basketball shoes featuring the CBA players. The brief was to launch this basketball shoes with an engaging in-store poster campaign to inspire consumers to unleash their full potential.
Anta has over 7000 retail stores. With over half a millions traffic to the store everyday, retail is critical battle field to win over the competition.
We wanted to tell a very interesting story about the basketball shoe – how the shoe captures the Chinese sports spirit, and makes a player better. Also, we wanted to find a way to remind Chinese consumers that their local CBA basketball players are just as passionate as foreign NBA players.We just sell boxes of basketball shoes, but boxes of sports spirit captured inside the shoes. That’s why we used a dynamic sculpture that’s made from a shoebox showing how the shoe unfolded the player’s life stories, unleashed the Chinese sports spirit.
The shoe boxes are made of ordinary material but it represents extraordinary spirits.
The in-store poster campaign received considerable hype, and generates interest to the shoes. Anta CBA basketball shoes are not seen as downgrade of NBA shoes, but shoes with Chinese sports spirit. And more importantly, all regular sized (8-12), CBA edition shoes were sold out in 2 months from launch.
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