2013 signals a pioneering year for PUMA, as the global sport lifestyle brand re-energizes its performance positioning through the introduction of a new cross-category performance platform - The Nature of Performance. The Nature of Performance underpins a new creative and marketing campaign, in addition to serving as the inspiration for a collection of innovative new products in the Football, Running, Training and Fitness categories.
PUMA's Nature of Performance platform is a red thread that unifies all of PUMA's performance categories with a consistent voice, look and feel. Grounded in nature and the athlete's innate desire to perform at their best level, The Nature of Performance takes us on a journey that is at once personal and universal. Through it, we come to understand certain campaign insights:
- The Nature of PUMA Football: Whether it's in your nature to be power hungry, a glutton for speed or a control freak, PUMA builds inspired products to amplify you and your team's instincts.
- The Nature of PUMA Running: It's in our nature to disrupt the monotony of running. It's making a routine run feel fresh again, and it's in our nature to get you out the door.
Similar insights have been developed for PUMA Golf, PUMA Training, PUMA Fitness and PUMA Ecosphere and will feature in the creative executions for each.
Created in collaboration with advertising partner Droga5, the Nature of Performance campaign for ATL and BTL features the product as hero in each treatment, with a minimalist deconstructed "set" using a simple gray background, exposed staging and technical features, and athletes in motion showcasing the 'epic moment' of athletics. Stylistically new for PUMA, the Nature of Performance creative is designed to evoke a visceral reaction and tap into our nature as performance athletes.
PUMA also partnered with video production house Juliet Zulu to develop a series of technical films and TVCs for The Nature of Performance that will roll out online, by category, beginning in February 2013.
"With The Nature of Performance, we've found our own unique voice within the performance space," said Filip Trulsson , Director of International Marketing at PUMA SE. "The platform works across all of our sport categories and offers a compelling and effective way to convey pinnacle performance PUMA products and the user experiences at its most natural state."
The Nature of Performance platform launch coincides with a series of innovative new product introductions in Spring/Summer 2013, including ground-breaking footwear and apparel styles for Running and Training.
PUMA Mobium Elite is a first generation PUMA Adaptive Running shoe that's built on a system of interdependent technologies that are proprietary to PUMA. The patent-pending technologies of the Mobium Bands, the Windlass Chassis and the Expansion Pods work together allowing the shoe to expand and contract as the foot naturally does through the gait cycle.
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