Bridgestone, the largest manufacturer of tyres in the world, challenged the hps group to find a fresh way to engage sports fans across Europe.
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Bridgestone was the official tyre supplier to the MotoGP, the premier motorcycle racing World Championship. Despite these unquestionable credentials, Bridgestone was yet to find a way to maximise the marketing potential of this sponsorship opportunity, hence enlisting the multi-disciplined expertise of the hps group.
The answer was right under their noses; not only was Bridgestone the official tyre supplier to the MotoGP but Valentino Rossi, the charismatic MotoGP World Champion, was a brand ambassador.
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Our big idea was Bridgestone Club 46, Rossi’s race number – something that would instantly resonate with MotoGP fans. We designed the Club 46 logo and built a microsite to host a series of competitions with the chance for winners to meet their hero at the track. We produced online films, press advertising, PR, web pages and other promotional assets with eye-catching results.
– 131,744 unique user web page views
– Over 1,000 shares
– 138 features across 22 countries
– Free media worth over €185,000
– Over 50,000 film views on YouTube
And to top it all, the crew from Breakfast of Champions found the charming and down-to-earth Valentino Rossi a pleasure to work with throughout. Who says nice guys finish last?
“Bridgestone is thrilled to be giving motorbike fans the opportunity to experience a MotoGP race first hand and to meet Valentino. We certainly look forward to making this a moment to remember for all the winners!”
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