|Title||THE SPORTS SYNCHROMMERCIAL|
|Product / Service||FOOD PRODUCTS|
|Category||A01. Best Use of Screens|
|Entrant||DENTSU Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Entrant Company:||DENTSU Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Advertising Agency:||DENTSU Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Yoji Sakamoto||DENTSU.INC||Creative Director/Copywriter|
|Taizo Otsuka||flag||Executive Producer|
|Nobuko Hagimori||flag||Assistant Director|
|Ken Horikawa||DENTSU OKINAWA||Account Executive|
|Megumi Sakashita||DENTSU.INC||Executive Creative Director|
|Satoshi Takasugi||DENTSU.INC||Account Executive|
This approach turned out to be very successful. -Of the 9 commercials aired, 3 actually had a higher viewer rating than the game itself. -Okinawa Seifun's sales showed an increase of 121% compared to the same month of the prior year. -The commercials received rave reviews on Twitter and various blogs. -With a budget of only 17,000 US dollars and no additional resources, the 'Sports Synchrommercial' was able to bring new excitement to Japanese sports fans.
Through careful analysis, we discovered an important fact. A single basketball game may contain up to 29 distinct scenarios - including 'Winning', 'Losing', 'Spectacular Plays', and 'Costly Mistakes'. With this knowledge, we created 29 commercials that featured a trio of fans comically reacting to each possible scenario while having actual Okinawa Seifun food products. During the live broadcast, we selected and aired the most appropriate commercial according to the actual flow of the game. This created a fun, new commercial experience for the viewers, as they felt they were cheering alongside the characters in the commercials.
If there's one downside to watching sports on television, it's the commercials that interrupt the suspense and excitement of the game. To solve this problem and change the mindset of sports fans towards commercials, We developed the 'Sports Synchrommercial'. Our client: Okinawa Seifun is a well known food produce and flour milling company here in Okinawa, and they owned the rights to 9 commercial slots during the live broadcast of the season opener for the local professional basketball team that they supported. We strategically placed these 9 slots at the ends of quarters, during time outs, and other critical moments of the game.