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UNDER ARMOUR BASKETBALL / SPORTS WEAR/EQUIPMENT

OPTIMUM SPORTS, New York / UNDER ARMOUR / 2012

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Execution

To bring Under Armour’s messaging to life in a powerful and authentic way we created 4 “Are You From Here?” video vignettes to connect with the true passion of the target consumer, spotlighting dedication to greatness while eschewing the glitz and glamour favoured by competitors. The videos showcased the dramatic journeys of Under Armour’s Pro Basketball athletes showing their back stories together with the subtle use of Under Armour products.In a media first we imbedded the videos in-program during ESPN’s SportsCenter within the fabric of the show and with the full perception of editorial content. Specifically, the “Are You From Here?” tag appeared in the “up-next” Sidebar and the host introduced the videos tying them to current stories and, on return, commented on them before moving on.We retained all post-airing distribution rights and pushed it out to strategic partners and social channels Including target relevant online outlets.

Outcome

The video vignettes represented the highest volume of Under Amour references within the digital/social space over the entire campaign. The phrase “Love the Vignettes” rose to 31% across social media following the initial airing and peaked again surrounding each subsequent airing date.As of 12/20/11, the videos garnered 332,615 views via digital media. Facebook engagement generated 130K impressions in just one month. Within relevant conversations, 76% expressed positive sentiment with only 6% negative. 11% of relevant conversations included product raves or intent to purchase and 17% spread brand slogans. The videos were even positively tweeted about by competitor sponsored athletes.

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