adidas Originals called #thisisme

Ad Agency
Video advertising:

In China, the idea of its citizens freely expressing themselves is not something that is openly encouraged or promoted. In fact, you could be arrested for speaking your mind. So when adidas Originals wanted to launch a new brand campaign, they knew they had a major challenge. The brand's core essence is all about being individual and expressing your originality, which is the opposite of China's communist beliefs.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Shanghai, China

Group Creative Directors: Patrick Tom, Colin Lee / Creative Director: Kate McMullen

Art Directors: Patrick Tom, Kate McMullen, Kenny Huang / Copywriters: Kate McMullen, Sam San

Agency Producer: Ays Tan / Business Director: Catherine Talpey

Account Director: May Wu / Planner: Phyllis Yip / Director: Paul Geusebroek

Director of Photography: Daniel Bouquet  / Production Company: SixToes

Executive Producers: Haydn Evans, Tony Tang / Producer: Sariyanti Sannie / Editor: Brian Ent

Audio Production: Audentity Music & Sound / Post Production: Technicolor Shanghai