The New Balance N-ergy site includes an interactive gaming element and social media function.
Creative agency Bravo Asia and media agency PHD are behind the project with the digital part led by Flipscript. The project aims to transform people's daily lifestyle through higher energy levels.
The main part of the campaign sees three online games based on comic strips. A series of mini-games are embedded within the storylines, and players are supposed to learn to lead an active lifestyle from each character. The player with the highest score receives an Apple iPad as the grand prize.
A message board with a voting system allows users to share their memories of what motivated them. The campaign is also connected to social networking portals like Kaixin and Sina Weibo. New Balance is giving away merchandise daily to the participants that receives the most votes in this area.
The site also includes promotional videos and an animated presentation featuring a break down of every aspects on the new sneakers.
The campaign is supported by TV, outdoor, print and PR efforts and will run until the end of the year.
Estella Yang, head of communications at New Balance China, said the sport of running is not popular in the country. N-ergy is the company's biggest project in China this year.
Client New Balance
Creative agency Bravo Asia
Media agency PHD
Digital agency Flipscript
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