ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With Selection Sunday in the books, and the 68-team field determined, POWERADEÂ® â€“ the Official Sports Drink of the NCAA â€“ is back on the sidelines for another March Madness tournament, with an entirely new brand platform, centered around POWER. The new campaign, â€œThatâ€™s Some Kind of Power,â€� will debut during the First Four March Madness games, today.
In the coming months, sports fans in the United States will see â€œThatâ€™s Some Kind of Powerâ€� expand and evolve, with contextually relevant advertisements and activations around iconic sporting events, including the FIFA World Cupâ„¢ and POWERADE Jam Fest.
Developed by Wieden + Kennedy Portland, â€œThatâ€™s Some Kind of Powerâ€� is the latest creative iteration of â€œPower Throughâ€� and will be complemented with a full 360 degree suite of online, social, retail and experiential support.
â€œâ€˜Thatâ€™s Some Kind of Powerâ€™ was born from the realization that we wanted a product-focused campaign that differentiates POWERADE in the increasingly competitive sports drink category,â€� said Alex Ames, Sr. IMC Manager, POWERADE. â€œWeâ€™re excited to bring a bit of humor and fun to a category that has become overly serious. At the end of the day, sports should be fun.â€�
The campaign kicks off with a 30-second ad titled â€œAnkles,â€� which is the first in a series of national television spots that will air this year to bring to life the brandâ€™s new â€œThatâ€™s Some Kind of Powerâ€� platform. The ads build on POWERADEâ€™s deep roots in sports, utilizing hyperbole and humor to give powerful sporting moments even more power, through a fictional account of what could have happened if POWERADE had been around â€œback in the day.â€�
â€œâ€˜Thatâ€™s Some Kind of Powerâ€™ celebrates the most powerful moments in sports,â€� said Jason McAlpin, Sr. Brand Manager, POWERADE. â€œYou can expect POWERADE to show up during the most iconic moments and events in sports, highlighting those jaw-dropping highlights that you have to see to believe.â€�
The â€œAnklesâ€� spot airs on March 13 alongside five unique 15-second videos airing throughout the duration of the tournament. The content airing during March Madness will â€“ appropriately â€“ have a basketball theme, featuring a bodega owner reminiscing about what could have been if heâ€™d had POWERADE back in his day. The films were directed by director Daniel Wolfe.
For more on â€œThatâ€™s Some Kind of Power,â€� visit Coca-Cola Journey or follow the conversation on social with #POWERThrough.
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