UGG® Australia, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), is excited to announce the launch of a new integrated UGG for Men campaign for the Holiday 2012 season featuring quarterback Tom Brady. Premiering on Monday, November 19, 2012, the new integrated campaign entitled “Pink Slip” will include TV, Print, Digital Display and Online Videos, OOH, Mobile, Social, and PR.
Tom Brady, wearing the UGG for Men "Ascot" slipper, in the brand's Holiday 2012 campaign entitled "Pink Slip"
The overall concept for the new “Pink Slip” campaign originated from real life, inspired by one of Tom Brady’s personal anecdotes. Even before he decided to partner with UGG Australia, Tom had a tradition of giving his team members UGG footwear – specifically the UGG for Men “Ascot” slipper – as a way to say thanks.
Produced by M&C Saatchi Los Angeles and directed by the Guard Brothers, “Pink Slip” captures the essence of this story through a dramatic moment when a football rookie is at a crossroads in training camp and walks up to his locker, consumed by anticipation at whether he makes the team or not. When he finds a pair of Ascot slippers in his locker and Tom shows up to congratulate him, the rookie finally knows the answer. Additionally, Tom’s performance and lines were entirely unscripted, as the scene derives from an authentic moment.
“The concept behind the ‘Pink Slip’ comes from an authentic tradition that Tom had even before working with UGG,” says Connie Rishwain, President, UGG Australia. “What better way to highlight this moment through the holidays, tying it into the themes of teamwork and thanksgiving.”
The Pink Slip TV spot will premiere on November 19, 2012 on ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network. On the day of launch, consumers will receive a dedicated e-mail directing them to view the commercial and behind the scenes video for “Pink Slip” on the UGG Australia web site and other social media platforms. The digital portion of the campaign will run on CBS.com, Complex.com, Hulu.com, NFL.com, Pandora.com and YouTube.com. Print will include Details and GQ magazines. OOH will run in New York City in the form of bus shelters, as well as billboards in Los Angeles. The media was planned and purchased by KSL Media Los Angeles, and PR was overseen by M&C Saatchi PR New York.
UGG for Men Fall 2012 Featured Products:
ASCOT SLIPPER - True to the UGG® tradition of laid-back luxury, the Ascot is famous for its supple feel and stylish indoor/outdoor silhouette. An icon of casual elegance, cozy suede with a moisture-wicking sheepskin lining and lightweight, molded rubber outsole.
All products will be available at www.uggaustralia.com, at flagship locations and at select retailers, worldwide.
ABOUT DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION:
Deckers Outdoor Corporation strives to be a premier lifestyle marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by designing and marketing innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. Teva®, Simple®Shoes, UGG® Australia, TSUBO®, Sanuk® and Ahnu® are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
ABOUT M&C SAATCHI LOS ANGELES:
M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent marketing communications group, with 27 offices in 18 countries. The network employs more than 1,800 people who service over 200 clients, spanning advertising, media buying, digital marketing, mobile, public relations, sponsorship and event management. The agency was founded in 1995 by Maurice and Charles Saatchi with the principle of ‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought,’ and was called "the fastest growing start-up in advertising history" by Adweek. The agency has produced iconic work for Ketel One, Crystal Cruises, Qantas, San Diego Zoo, UGG Australia, New Mexico Tourism Department, Google, and the California Department of Public Health. For more info, please see www.mcsaatchi.com.
ABOUT KSL MEDIA:
Founded in 1981, KSL Media is one of the first independent media services companies in America and specializes in helping entrepreneurial companies and challenger brands to acquire and retain their best customers. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, KSL manages media investments across numerous business categories for clients that include Bacardi, Toshiba, UGG Australia, PetSmart, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Guitar Center, Friendly’s, Oris Watches, ConocoPhillips, Anna’s Linens, Curacao Tourism Board, Sizzler, City National Bank, First Tennessee National Bank, Sapporo and Mercury Insurance. For more information, visit www.kslmedia.com.
ABOUT M&C SAATCHI PR:
M&C Saatchi PR serves as the creative communications arm of M&C Saatchi Group. With several public relations offices around the world, including New York, London and Sydney, M&C Saatchi PR in New York specializes in four key practice areas: Consumer, Sports & Entertainment, Digital & Social Media, and Multicultural Outreach. For more info, please see www.mcsaatchi.com.