Superhéroes – Audi & Real Madrid
In January 2020, Real Madrid sponsor Audi celebrated the team’s Spanish Super Cup victory with a digital campaign presenting the players as superheroes and promoting the new Audi R8 Decennium.
Alien in the Dressing Room – Audi & FC Barcelona
Jumping off the idea that the Barca team is out of this world, Audi leveraged its sponsorship to launch its new Audi e-tron in April 2019 via an alien-themed campaign spanning TV, print and social media.
Duel/Fun Raised to N – Hyundai & Atlético Madrid
In April 2019, Hyundai’s launch campaign for its new N range leveraged its Atlético sponsorship to emphasise the vehicles’ sporty characteristics.
Pep Loves His LEAF – Nissan & Manchester City
In March 2020, Manchester City automotive partner Nissan promoted its LEAF electric vehicle via a social video series built around manager Pep Guardiola’s personal passion for the car.
No Squeak Broadcast – Ford & the Liga Nacional de Basquete
To promote the non-skid technology in its EcoSport SUV, Ford leveraged its sponsorship of Brazilian top-tier basketball by removing the sounds of sneakers squeaking on the court.
A Winning Team That Works – Isuzu & the WRU
Through the 2018-19 rugby season, the Welsh Rugby Union’s principal partner ran a program to drive brand awareness and boost consideration of the D-Max vehicle.
Young Luxury – Genesis & the NFL
To drive awareness of the brand and promote its new GV80 SUV, premium auto maker Genesis activated at Super Bowl 2020 with a campaign starring John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
Above & Beyond – Land Rover & US Equestrian/Equestrian Events Inc.
Land Rover's title sponsorship of the 2019 Kentucky Three-Day Event was activated with a programme that spanned content creation, media support, competitions and a range of on-site experiences and hospitality spaces for all ages – and their pets.
Ace Pace – Jaguar Land Rover & the All-England Club
At Wimbledon 2019, a campaign to promote the electric Jaguar I-PACE was led by a smartphone app on which tennis fans could test their serve to win tickets, supported by multi-platform media.
Gripline – Continental & RCS Sport
Continental activated its sponsorship of the 2019 Giro D’Italia with an initiative – spanning a new product, exhibition, online activity and at-race work – driving home its mission to improve road safety.
Super Bowl LIII Experiential – Hyundai & the NFL
In February 2019, Hyundai leveraged its on-site rights ahead of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta to tell multiple brand and product stories through a range of communal and one-on-one experiences.
Seltos Drive Day (Feel the Open) – Kia & Tennis Australia
Part of Australian Open major partner Kia’s multi-faceted ‘Feel the Open’ activation in 2020 was an influencer-led, premium Drive Day experience promoting the new Seltos model to young adults.
Khosi Convoy – Toyota & Kaizer Chiefs
Toyota, the official vehicle sponsor of South African soccer side Kaizer Chiefs, activated its rights through the 2019 season with a blended activation spanning a competition, an experience and subsequent social activation.
Limitless Fans – Maruti Suzuki & the Indian Super League
During the 2019 ISL, associate sponsor Maruti Suzuki worked with Dentsu to create a tech-led campaign that gave the most passionate soccer fans a ‘virtual front-row seat’ of the season finale.
Femenino, con F de Fútbol – Hyundai & Atletico Madrid
Hyundai leveraged its Atlético Madrid sponsorship and reinforced its support for women's football in November/December 2019 with an emotional multi-media campaign.
Drive for More – Yokohama & Chelsea FC
Running from March 2018 to May 2019, Drive for More leveraged Yokohama’s Chelsea shirt sponsorship to convert consumers at the point of sale.
Goals Drive Progress – Audi & MLS
In July 2019, Audi’s American arm launched a new multi-year youth initiative within its MLS activation programme called ‘Goals Drive Progress’.