PRIDE JERSEY

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TitlePRIDE JERSEY
ClientAIG JAPAN
Product / ServiceCSR
CategoryA12. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Corporate Image
EntrantTBWA\HAKUHODO INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
Idea Creation TBWA\HAKUHODO INC. Tokyo, JAPAN

The Campaign

We focused on the fact that when all colors of the rainbow mix, it creates black. We developed a world-first fabric that is black on the surface, but when stretched reveals a rainbow underneath. A jersey for the ALL BLACKS was created using this fabric as a potent and rich symbol of diversity and inclusion. The ALL BLACKS uniform was now also a conduit for the LGBTQ cause for justice and equality, bringing a vast and diverse group of people together, under one common cause.

The Brief

Overall budget: 200 million yen. (Including paid media budget)

Creative Execution

First, we got ALL BLACKS legend Richie McCaw (much loved in Japan) to wear the pride jersey. This was followed by athletes and celebrities who are LGBTQ, foreigners or disabled to join in wearing and being photographed with the pride jersey. These images were shared via social media channels, and then taken up by various news media outlets. The new pride jersey is now a cool, “must have” item for the general public. This overall structure was informed by this overall interplay and tricked down effect from celebrity, to influencers, to general public…but always with a strong message of love and unity at its core. The jersey was worn by more people of at TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE and garnered even more attention.

Describe the success of the promotion with both client and consumer including some quantifiable results

Just before the launch of this new jersey, anti-LGBTQ comment made by the rugby player, who plays for Australia, became a social issue in the APAC area. The PRIDE JERSEY was a powerful response to this and won supports from many people. The news instantly sparked all around the world. The jersey was featured in 272 media across 19 countries including UK, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand, the home of the All Blacks. The voices of supporting diversity and inclusion spread not only in Japan but also across the globe, winning over 53,764 supports in just 7 days.

Explain why the method of promotion was most relevant to the product or service

Existing brand communication paradigms have relied on the consumer to be a passive audience/receptor. However, PRIDE JERSEY disrupted this by creating a new paradigm whereby the brand and consumer together share a vision, direction and philosophy. By creating this "team relationship", we have opened the way for entirely new brand experiences and activation that have the potential for previously unexplored levels of brand-consumer engagement and long-term interaction.

Data indicates that members of the LGBTQ community are well represented and influential online. Rather than leveraging traditional media for mass reach, we opted for a quality, endorsable experience for the LGBTQ community itself. The experiencers became influencers and were able to really exercise their influence on the community and general perception.

Credits

Name Company Position
Kazoo Sato TBWA\HAKUHODO Chief Creative Officer
Takahiro Hosoda TBWA\HAKUHODO Senior Creative Director
Shuhei Tsuji TBWA\HAKUHODO Creative Director
Keisuke Shimizu TBWA\HAKUHODO Senior Art Director
Yosuke Sugioka TBWA\HAKUHODO Art Director
Kana Takarada TBWA\HAKUHODO Designer
Peter Souter TBWA\London Copywriter
Tomoko Kasugai TBWA\HAKUHODO Copywriter
Kei Tominaga TBWA\HAKUHODO Activation Planner
Hideyuki Kobayashi TBWA\HAKUHODO PR Planner
Shinri Abe TBWA\HAKUHODO Film Director (Making Movie)
Masa Okazaki TBWA\HAKUHODO Executive Planning Director
Keita Kawakatsu TBWA\HAKUHODO Strategic Planning Director
Chigusa Ogasawara TBWA\HAKUHODO Strategic Planning Supervisor
Yoku Ishida TBWA\HAKUHODO Strategic Planner
Kei Kaneko TBWA\HAKUHODO Senior Account Director
Tatsuya Horikoshi TBWA\HAKUHODO Account Director
Kasumi Shimada TBWA\HAKUHODO Account Supervisor
Keisuke Egami TBWA\HAKUHODO Account Supervisor
Mami Konisho TBWA\HAKUHODO Account Supervisor
Toshihiko Sakurai SAQULAI,inc Costume Designer And Producer
Chika Sai SAQULAI,inc Costume Director
Keisuke Mizusako AOI Pro. Inc. Producer
Masahiro Kawaguchi AOI Pro. Inc. Producer
Hisashi Eto CluB_A Director
Justin Brown Lux Artists Ltd. DoP
Wataru Ito amana Producer
DYSK DYSK PHOTOGRAPHY LLC Photographer
Kazuya Yamazaki NUSH Incorporated Designer
Shinnosuke Arima EDP graphic works Co.,Ltd. Motion Graphic Designer
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