The Swoosh’s latest commercial—”Just Do It—Possibilities”—features LeBron James, and carries the message that we’re all capable of doing a little more. Nike gives us more info on the spot, and what it all means:
Nike’s new campaign, “Possibilities,” inspires viewers to push their limits and strive to reach new goals through a variety of playful scenarios featuring an all-star cast of athletes and guest stars. Digital and social media activations help viewers to #justdoit themselves through a series of Nike+ challenges. The film begins with the line, “If you can run a mile, run a race, run a marathon, outrun a movie star.” Different challenges and scenarios emerge, each challenging characters in the film — and the audience — to push themselves to new limits.
The film features basketball star and reigning NBA MVP, LeBron James; world No. 1 tennis icon Serena Williams; Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona and Spain; and boxing sensation Andre Ward. Actor Bradley Cooper narrates the film, which was directed by the acclaimed Nicolai Fuglsig, and features a guest appearance by actor Chris Pine.
As part of the 25th anniversary of ‘Just Do It,” the inspirational message doesn’t stop when the film ends. “Possibilities” seeks to inspire everyone in their personal achievements through Nike+. The film is a challenge to the audience, who can physically take part in the film’s concept through a series of Nike+ challenges.
Viewers can explore their own “Possibilities” through several activations, including Nike+ Running and NikeFuel challenges.
The Challenges feature on the Nike+ Running app enables runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the Challenge’s name, mileage goal, time period and participants, and a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leaderboard to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
From Aug. 20-Sept. 13, runners using the Nike+ Running app can log their Nike+ miles towards winning a once-in-lifetime running experience, as part of Nike’s crowd-sourced Free Run concept. For more info on the Just Do It campaign visit nike.com.