Adidas Builds an Interactive Wall to Showcase the History of the World Cup

Adidas recently created a splash by building a massive interactive touch screen wall that is designed to promote the upcoming World Cup tournaments in Brazil (2014) and Russia (2018). Adidas worked with a team at Interactive Labs to develop an 18-foot long interactive wall that provides users with a unique opportunity to learn about the history of the World Cup.

The touch screen wall is an absolute spectacle and is something that fans can expect to see at notable sports events, concerts, and festivals in the future. Interactive walls are terrific activation displays to feature on-site at events because they serve as impactful educational tools that offer seamless opportunities for corporate partner integration and engage multiple consumers in one setting.

Check out the display below:

A special thanks to Bertrand Leseigneur (@BloginNYC) for his insights and contributions to this column!

adidas Turns a Chinese Subway Station Into an Outdoor Gym

Entities associated with the UFC, boxing, and other sports related to mixed martial arts should take a close look at a branding tactic that adidas recently displayed in a Chinese subway. adidas generated awareness and excitement amongst subway passengers by turning several giant poles in the subway station into giant punching bags. 

This marketing stunt would work extremely well to promote premier UFC (and other MMA) events in high-traffic locations and stadiums (wrapping poles in the concourse to promote upcoming events) worldwide.

Check out adidas' creative execution below:

adidas Goes All In With A 3D Projection Show in Marseille

adidas kicked off its "adidas is all in" global marketing campaign with an amazing 3D projection show on the side of a historic building in Marseille, France. The footwear and apparel leader used 3D mapping technology to stun a crowd of 1,000 onlookers with amazing displays and intense imagery.

The event, hosted by DJ Cut Killer and held at the Palais du Pharo, has been generating buzz in the digital space in recent days. Check it out below:

Toronto FC and adidas Let Fans Design the 2012 Team Kit

Sports organizations looking for new ways to leverage apparel providers should closely monitor a new promotion that adidas and Toronto FC have teamed up to offer the team's fans in Ontario. The two parties are allowing the team's followers an opportunity to design the 2012 supporters kit (team uniform) for the chance to win the first official 2012 kit prototype, signed by the entire Toronto FC squad.

The promotion is very engaging because it allows fans to create their own design based on their stylistic interests yet it's offered in a relatively controlled manner on the official "Create Your Kit" microsite. Toronto FC fans living in Ontario have been very receptive to the initiative, with 4,000+ fans submitting their favorite designs in less than 48 hours since the site's launch on October 26th (the promotion runs through November 22nd).

Take a moment to check out the site's design and page elements below:

adidas and Zidane Team Up to Market New Line of Products

CPG companies looking for new ways to leverage sports to drive retail sales should take a close look at a recent adidas commercial spot that features soccer legend Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane is the new face of adidas' Body Care for Men, a line of deoderant, shower gel, and toiletries targeted at young male adults. adidas is using Zidane as a recognizable figurehead to drive consumer awareness and interest for its six (6) Body Care for Men products, labeled "Pure Game", "Play", "Drive", "Impact", "Strength", and "League".

In the commercial spot, Zidane is shopping at a high end retail location when he notices a young male consumer performing some amazing juggling tricks after spraying deoderant on from adidas' Body Care for Men product line. The piece does a great job leveraging adidas' partnership with Zidane and effectively tying a CPG product back to the game of soccer.

Check it out below:

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adidas Generates World Cup Buzz in Hong Kong with Giant Soccer Playground

As an Official Sponsor of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, adidas is using a variety of tactics in a number of major markets across the globe to generate buzz for the game of soccer and its brand. In Hong Kong, adidas created a massive soccer playground and featured some tremendous product displays in retail settings.

Check out a quick video that captures adidas' World Cup activation in Hong Kong below:


Activation of the Day - adidas Jabulani Freestylers

Are you looking for new ways to peak consumer interest on game day? Are you looking for ways to support a new product launch?

adidas recently called on a tremendous team of soccer freestylers to support the launch of the new World Cup Football Jabulani in Sweden. Check out adidas' impressive display of skills below:

Activation of the Day - adidas

With the 2010 World Cup officially 183 days away, adidas displayed a collection of giant replica soccer balls from past World Cup events. The display is located adjacent to a main route along the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Check it out below: