Nike appoints Ogilvy to AFF Cup 2010 creative brief

It is believed that JWT, Leo Burnett and local shop Kinetic were involved in the pitch with Ogilvy & Mather clinching the deal.

Nike called the pitch earlier this year to seek a creative agency to help the brand enhance its presence at the AFF Cup 2010, a symbol of football prowess in Southeast Asia since its first staging in 1996.

Nike appointed Publicis Malaysia to a similar brief back in 2008.

More recently, Nike teamed up with the Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu, previously responsible for Babel, Amores Perros and 21 Grams, to direct its widely successful ‘Write the Future’ ad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


SINGAPORE – Nike has appointed Ogilvy & Mather to handle its creative duties for the upcoming Asean Football Federation (AFF) Cup 2010 in Singapore.

Nike appoints Ogilvy to AFF Cup 2010 creative brief

It is believed that JWT, Leo Burnett and local shop Kinetic were involved in the pitch with Ogilvy & Mather clinching the deal.

Nike called the pitch earlier this year to seek a creative agency to help the brand enhance its presence at the AFF Cup 2010, a symbol of football prowess in Southeast Asia since its first staging in 1996.

Nike appointed Publicis Malaysia to a similar brief back in 2008.

More recently, Nike teamed up with the Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu, previously responsible for Babel, Amores Perros and 21 Grams, to direct its widely successful ‘Write the Future‘ ad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Adidas launches mobile apps to expand brand

Adidas is to launch a series of branded mobile apps as it looks to engage with consumers and move beyond selling sports footwear and apparel.
Adidas: launches mobile app
Adidas: launches mobile app

The first of the launches, a free training app called miCoach, is designed to help customers to improve themselves “physically and emotionally”, according to Adidas UK marketing director Nick Craggs.

The training tool is the first of a series of “audience engagement” apps due to be launched through iTunes and on BlackBerry App World. The intention is to expand the brand’s consumer presence over the next five years. Further apps are expected early next year.


Adidas is to launch a series of branded mobile apps as it looks to engage with consumers and move beyond selling sports footwear and apparel.

Adidas: launches mobile app
Adidas: launches mobile app

The first of the launches, a free training app called miCoach, is designed to help customers to improve themselves “physically and emotionally”, according to Adidas UK marketing director Nick Craggs.

The training tool is the first of a series of “audience engagement” apps due to be launched through iTunes and on BlackBerry App World. The intention is to expand the brand’s consumer presence over the next five years. Further apps are expected early next year. Leer más “Adidas launches mobile apps to expand brand”

Twitter Hits 20 Billion Tweets

There have now been more than 20 billion tweets since Twitter (Twitter)’s inception, according to tracking service GigaTweet.

The milestone comes just two months after the service hit 15 billion tweets and about five months since it reached 10 billion, indicating that activity levels on the microblogging service continue to accelerate.

While GigaTweet’s count is unofficial, Twitter indicated earlier this year that they’re seeing more than 50 million tweets per day. With the company recently breaking its own activity records during the World Cup (World Cup), we imagine the numbers are fairly accurate.


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Coke’s World Cup Song Is a Marketing Winner

Wavin’ the Flag has boosted sales and light-heartedly tied its brand to things young consumers care about—soccer and pop music

By Duane Stanford

Music industry executives have been making an unusual pilgrimage to Coca-Cola’s (KO) Atlanta headquarters, a telling measure of the company’s successful World Cup soccer marketing blitz. They want to learn how Coke turned a song called Wavin’ Flag by a little-known Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist into a World Cup anthem and No. 1 iTunes hit in 17 countries in less than a year. “They are getting on planes from New York, from U.K., from Los Angeles,” says Joe Belliotti, Coke’s director of global entertainment. “Word of mouth is a great thing in the music industry.”


Wavin’ the Flag has boosted sales and light-heartedly tied its brand to things young consumers care about—soccer and pop music

By Duane Stanford

Music industry executives have been making an unusual pilgrimage to Coca-Cola‘s (KO) Atlanta headquarters, a telling measure of the company’s successful World Cup soccer marketing blitz. They want to learn how Coke turned a song called Wavin’ Flag by a little-known Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist into a World Cup anthem and No. 1 iTunes hit in 17 countries in less than a year. “They are getting on planes from New York, from U.K., from Los Angeles,” says Joe Belliotti, Coke’s director of global entertainment. “Word of mouth is a great thing in the music industry.” Leer más “Coke’s World Cup Song Is a Marketing Winner”

Visa transactions boosted by World Cup

Earlier this year Visa Europe launched an above-the-line campaign to promote its sponsorship of the World Cup, which followed the theme of Visa’s ‘Running Man’ spot.

It showed the journey of an overweight man, first seen watching football in his living room. As he runs, buying items using his contactless Visa card, he slowly loses weight, until he arrives at the game in an England-style white and blue kit.

Antonio Lucio, Chief Marketing Officer for Visa Inc said: “As a first time sponsor of the Fifa World Cup, we’re very happy with what this has done for our business.

“It has driven business growth – increasing transactions, building our brand and providing business development opportunities for our partners.”


Visa transactions by international visitors in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup were up 70% on average as the payments brand marked its first ever sponsorship of the football tournament.

Visa: running man World Cup ad by Saatchi & Saatchi
Visa: running man World Cup ad by Saatchi & Saatchi

The number of transactions from June 1 to July 11 was 2.2m up 79% from approximately 1.2 million during the same 41 days in 2009. Leer más “Visa transactions boosted by World Cup”

Bits Pics: Twitter Traffic During the World Cup


By NICK BILTON

In a post on the company’s blog, Matt Graves, a Twitter employee, said that the final match of the World Cup “represented the largest period of sustained activity” for a single event since Twitter started several years ago. Leer más “Bits Pics: Twitter Traffic During the World Cup”

The top 10 soccer commercials ever made

In celebration of this Sunday’s World Cup final, we’ve put together our picks for the 10 best soccer commercials we’ve ever seen. Perhaps not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Nike (and Wieden + Kennedy), with Adidas’s soccer spots often seeming to fall a bit short. We left off most of the fluffy stuff (like every Pepsi soccer spot ever done) in favor of the meat and potatoes. The choice for No. 1 is contentious, naturally, so let us know your feelings in the comments section here. That’s also where you can berate us for the spots we left out.


In celebration of this Sunday’s World Cup final, we’ve put together our picks for the 10 best soccer commercials we’ve ever seen. Perhaps not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Nike (and Wieden + Kennedy), with Adidas’s soccer spots often seeming to fall a bit short. We left off most of the fluffy stuff (like every Pepsi soccer spot ever done) in favor of the meat and potatoes. The choice for No. 1 is contentious, naturally, so let us know your feelings in the comments section here. That’s also where you can berate us for the spots we left out.

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Hyundai Continues to Drive U.S. Cup Buzz

fter chugging along with daily games for the first two weeks, World Cup matches have become much more infrequent during week three, as fewer teams remain in competition. Consequently, brands have not been able to maintain their initial buzz scores, according to market research firm YouGov’s BrandIndex report.

The Brandweek Buzz Report by YouGov is a weekly consumer perception report that analyzes the most talked about brands based on buzz: The scores are based on weighing positive and negative perceptions of a brand. A +100 score is positive, a -100 score is negative, and a rating of zero means that the score is neutral. YouGov interviews 5,000 people each weekday from a representative U.S. population sample. Respondents are drawn from an online panel of 1.5 million individuals.


After chugging along with daily games for the first two weeks, World Cup matches have become much more infrequent during week three, as fewer teams remain in competition. Consequently, brands have not been able to maintain their initial buzz scores, according to market research firm YouGov‘s BrandIndex report.

The Brandweek Buzz Report by YouGov is a weekly consumer perception report that analyzes the most talked about brands based on buzz: The scores are based on weighing positive and negative perceptions of a brand. A +100 score is positive, a -100 score is negative, and a rating of zero means that the score is neutral. YouGov interviews 5,000 people each weekday from a representative U.S. population sample. Respondents are drawn from an online panel of 1.5 million individuals. Leer más “Hyundai Continues to Drive U.S. Cup Buzz”

Great Ads of the 2010 World Cup

The world cup in South Africa continues to be one of the hottest events of the summer and the fascination for this event continues strong as we approach the finals.

Last week we featured the best website designs for the 2010 World Cup (check it out if you haven’t done so yet) and this week we continue with this theme.

In this post, we’re featuring some great ads made for this worldwide event that you can use for fun and inspiration.


The world cup in South Africa continues to be one of the hottest events of the summer and the fascination for this event continues strong as we approach the finals.

Last week we featured the best website designs for the 2010 World Cup (check it out if you haven’t done so yet) and this week we continue with this theme.

In this post, we’re featuring some great ads made for this worldwide event that you can use for fun and inspiration.

Dutch Football Federation T-Shirt

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Hilarious FIFA World Cup Advertising 2010

In 2010 South Africa has given chance of hosting unforgettable memories of FIFA Football World Cup. World is holding its breath to witness. The Striking FIFA Game creating thrilling on the biggest canvas of FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Hare are Fresh Collection of the most Creative and Hilarious Unforgettable FIFA World Cup Advertising campaigns from all over the world.


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In 2010 South Africa has given chance of hosting unforgettable memories of FIFA Football World Cup. World is holding its breath to witness. The Striking FIFA Game creating thrilling on the biggest canvas of FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Hare are Fresh Collection of the most Creative and Hilarious Unforgettable FIFA World Cup Advertising campaigns from all over the world.

worldcup5 Hilarious FIFA World Cup Advertising 2010

THRILL AFRICA, THRILL FOOT ! KENAKO SOUTH AFRICA !

THRILL AFRICA THRILL FOOT KENAKO SOUTH AFRICA  Hilarious FIFA  World Cup Advertising 2010

World Cup Kenako Africa Lady Skyscraper

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Puma vs. Puma

Y van 50 años de conflicto. Ahí es nada. Para los seguidores de las marcas -sea marca producto o marca corporativa-, la lucha de la marca Puma por encontrar su territorio en España -en la enmarañada jungla leal española- es mítica. ¿Os acordáis cuando Borris Becker, cuando era el Nadal de las pistas, antes de hacerse socio honorario del mile high club con una modelo con epiglotis de pelícano -y los que no entiendan la metáfora, no deberían haberla leído, en primer lugar- anunciaba las zapatillas con el logo del PUMA saltando, haciendo énfasis en DASLER PUMA?


por Nacho Villoch

puma

Y van 50 años de conflicto. Ahí es nada. Para los seguidores de las marcas -sea marca producto o marca corporativa-, la lucha de la marca Puma por encontrar su territorio en España -en la enmarañada jungla leal española- es mítica. ¿Os acordáis cuando Borris Becker, cuando era el Nadal de las pistas, antes de hacerse socio honorario del mile high club con una modelo con epiglotis de pelícano –y los que no entiendan la metáfora, no deberían haberla leído, en primer lugar– anunciaba las zapatillas con el logo del PUMA saltando, haciendo énfasis en DASLER PUMA?

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Brands capitalise on England defeat

Simon Hetherington, Kia Motors UK marketing director, said: “We know the result we want to see, but placing advertising in advance means being ready for anything – so our advertising agency Inocean came up with two alternative treatments.

“This is all part of our World Cup tie-up with News International that has seen Kia working closely with The Sun, The Times, the News of the World and Sky on a variety of projects, to maximise our involvement as official partners with the FIFA 2010 World Cup.”

Nissan meanwhile has run an ad in The Sun showcasing its Nissan GT-R brand. The ad, created by TBWA, runs with the headline “One match the Germans didn’t win”.

Separately, supermarket giant Asda is also capitalising on England’s defeat, by offering anyone with a Uruguayan passport a free eye test.

The supermarket issued the offer after the linesman, who was from Uruguay, disallowed Frank Lampard’s second goal in yesterday’s (Sunday) match.


Car brands Kia and Nissan have both run ads in national newspapers today (Monday), paying tongue-in-cheek reference to England’s World Cup defeat by Germany.

Kia: press ad capitalises on England's defeat by Germany
Kia: press ad capitalises on England’s defeat by Germany

Kia has run an ad in The Times, created by Inocean, which promotes Kia’s seven-year warranty under the headline “Oh well, at least our warranty beats the Germans”.

Had England won the game, the ad placed in the paper would have read “Our warranty beats the Germans too”. Leer más “Brands capitalise on England defeat”

Now Check WorldCup 2010 Game Predictions And Data Statistics With Score Grid

Football fans are currently following each and everything going on with the Football World Cup. Everybody has their eyes on all the matches; while the average football fan might be content with watching the matches and getting their outcomes, hardcore fans need a lot more. And it is for hardcore football fans that Score Grid was created.

Score Grid is a website that is rich in features yet very simple to use. The site lets football fans learn as much as they can about each football game. You start off by creating an account on the site. The next step is to add your favorite teams. The site is not restricted to the World Cup so you can add international teams as well as club teams. The tournaments they correspond to will be written in front of the team names.


Football fans are currently following each and everything going on with the Football World Cup. Everybody has their eyes on all the matches; while the average football fan might be content with watching the matches and getting their outcomes, hardcore fans need a lot more. And it is for hardcore football fans that Score Grid was created.

Score Grid is a website that is rich in features yet very simple to use. The site lets football fans learn as much as they can about each football game. You start off by creating an account on the site. The next step is to add your favorite teams. The site is not restricted to the World Cup so you can add international teams as well as club teams. The tournaments they correspond to will be written in front of the team names.

scoregrid

Once you teams have been added, you can click on the ‘team page’ button in front of them to view the team’s details. Here you will find various details such as ranking statistics, background information, and upcoming plus archived matches. Leer más “Now Check WorldCup 2010 Game Predictions And Data Statistics With Score Grid”

The Best Website Designs of the 2010 World Cup

The World Cup is currently taking place in South Africa and people all over the world are glued to television sets at home, in bars and in town squares, to watch their country play.

The World Cup is actually everywhere one looks – all over TV, the Internet and even supermarket products.

A lot of interesting graphic design is coming out of the World Cup, so we’ve put together a compilation of some of the best designed World Cup 2010 websites. We’ve also included a few African websites for more inspiration.

Drop us a comment and let us know which of these websites you like the best, and if you know of any other inspirational World Cup sites ones that we may have missed.


The World Cup is currently taking place in South Africa and people all over the world are glued to television sets at home, in bars and in town squares, to watch their country play.

The World Cup is actually everywhere one looks – all over TV, the Internet and even supermarket products.

A lot of interesting graphic design is coming out of the World Cup, so we’ve put together a compilation of some of the best designed World Cup 2010 websites. We’ve also included a few African websites for more inspiration.

Drop us a comment and let us know which of these websites you like the best, and if you know of any other inspirational World Cup sites ones that we may have missed. Leer más “The Best Website Designs of the 2010 World Cup”

Twitter Outages Linked to Glitches and Site Upgrade


By NICK BILTON

Twitter Fail Whale

Nick Bilton/The New York Times

It has been a rough week for Twitter and its users. The site has been crashing sporadically for days, sometimes for several hours at a time, due to technical glitches that involved programming errors and the introduction of a new location feature, Twitter Places.

Twitter said in a blog post late Tuesday that from the perspective of site outages and stability, “it’s been Twitter’s worst month since last October.”

One major outage occurred Monday night when Twitter tried to introduce a software upgrade. A brief update on the Twitter status blog explained that the company’s engineers were working to resolve the issue, and service was finally restored, albeit temporarily, by 7:11 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday. Leer más “Twitter Outages Linked to Glitches and Site Upgrade”