|Product / Service||NIKE RUNNING|
|Category||A03. Best Use of Outdoor|
|Entrant||WIEDEN+KENNEDY SHANGHAI Shanghai, CHINA|
|Entrant Company||WIEDEN+KENNEDY SHANGHAI Shanghai, CHINA|
|Advertising Agency||WIEDEN+KENNEDY SHANGHAI Shanghai, CHINA|
|Media Agency||KINETIC Shanghai, CHINA|
|Rodion Yudasin||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Planner|
|Michelle Gao||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Account Manager|
|Chang Qing Lee||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Retoucher|
|Rony Shao||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Art Buyer|
|Jok Jiang||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Designer|
|Fish Ho||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Designer|
|Radio Woon||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Designer|
|Shanshan Quan||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Copywriter|
|Cook Xu||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Copywriter|
|Melvin Tan||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Art Director|
|Kevin Lunsong||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Art Director|
|Michael Simons||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Executive Creative Director|
|Achilles Li||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Executive Creative Director|
|Terence Leong||Wieden/Kennedy Shanghai||Creative Director|
While other brands dropped out after the first 10KM, Nike's inspirational messages were at every upslope, downhill, steep climb and zigzag, all the way to the finish line. We created an experience that Shanghai runners embraced and felt proud of. News picked up the buzz and social media amplified it. By inspiring the runners themselves, we ended up inspiring the whole city.
We identified 72 moment where runners would need encouragement. We made up media when there wasn't any and built our own when it wasn't for sale. These outdoor locations include billboards, building wrap, bus wrap, bridge wrap, flags, etc. From the 'it's too cold and early' stretch at the starting point at the bund, to the 'Your will against this hill' for the will-breaker upslope before the last long stretch, to the 'Our destination is beyond the finish line.' at the finishing line of the marathon race. The message was deployed throughout the route where runners would need encouragement.
As a sponsor of the Shanghai Marathon, Nike took inspiration from the cityscape, the streets, and the culture to create an experience to fuel runners throughout the entire route. As a brand that understands the minds of athletes and as runners ourselves, we identified 72 moments where runners would need encouragement. Then taking inspiration from a marathon runner's perspective, we created a visual language that was familiar to them - manhole covers. A team of 11 local artists were assembled to create a series of manhole cover designs that were based on the iconography of the city. Each one of them had a message that would inspire, motivate or delight runners in a uniquely Shanghainese way. We then deployed them throughout the route.