To celebrate Super Bowl 50 and Nike+ members who love the game, we created an on-the-ground activation in San Francisco and around the country. Nike Speed Drops featured an army of gold super cars making deliveries of SB50 Vapor Untouchable cleats, all signed and hand-delivered by Nike NFL stars.
PRELUDE: HIGH SCHOOL STATE TITLES
As the fastest high school teams across the country prepared for the biggest game of their lives, Nike dropped by to deliver the ultimate on field advantage in dramatic style: by super car, speed boat or helicopter.
SPEED COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO
As Super Bowl 50 drew closer, we hinted at the upcoming Speed Drops in San Francisco through a series of teasers. Then days before the big event we sent out invitations to the city’s most dedicated Nike+ members. The first to opt in locked their chance to get the drop right to their door.
SPEED DELIVERED IN A SHINY GOLD BOX
The ten signed cleats were packaged in custom-designed metal briefcases that reflected the sleek and strong aesthetic of the shoe.
I captured the action on the ground in SF sharing out the shots on @USNikeFootball and through players’ social channels. This included photographing the NFL players for the campaign key art.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
On a day when brands were relying on TV to reach the masses, Nike hit the streets getting much more up close & personal with some of its biggest fans. In addition to the hero execution, the team filmed the deliveries live via Snapchat and launched an all-inclusive social program.
“Probably the fastest sneaker delivery ever”
BEHIND THE SCENES / THANKS
We partnered with production company Brainfarm and director Sinuhe Xavier to capture the experience in San Francisco. It took a village to pull this campaign together. Thanks for everyone at R/GA and all partners for making this one a success.