The black jersey is a symbol of pride for so many New Zealanders, but there’s something we value more than it – our environment. And this year, the two go hand in hand. Augusto was proud to partner with adidas on the launch with the creation of a 60” hero video and social content series to unveil the new jerseys.
For the first time ever, both the All Blacks and Black Ferns replica jerseys are made from Primeblue material. An adidas initiative that’s made with Parley Ocean Plastic.
Brand communications manager at adidas, Andy Lane says “Our aim was to bring the All Blacks & Black Ferns together under a common ambition: represent the jersey, and inspire those that come next. Working with Augusto was really important to us as they fully understand the significance of the launch moment, and their storytelling always comes through super clearly. Excited for what will come next.”
Adam Thompson, ECD at Augusto says, “It’s not everyday you get to work with an iconic brand set on changing the course of sports history, whilst helping to make the world a better place. It’s been a huge privilege for us to work with our clients to help them bring this initiative to life”.
This launch is also the first time that a Black Ferns jersey has been made bespoke for the team specifically tailored to accommodate the demands of the women’s game.
The campaign launched at a fully sustainable event at the Maritime Room by the viaduct. Eventgoers had the opportunity to walk through an immersive digital water tunnel before the jersey was unveiled for the very first time with a 60” hero video.
To support the launch, this campaign also features a 12 week social plan of stills, stories, and IGTV content.