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Herengracht 258-266
Amsterdam 1016 BV
Netherlands
Phone: (+31) 020 7126 500
Email:
Website:

Jeff Kling

Jeff Kling

Executive Creative Director

Phone: (+31) 20 7126 500

Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Managing Director
Keith White

Keith White

Recruitment

Basic Info

Founded in: 1982

Employees: 150

Awards: 287

Creative Work: 1

Clients: 8

Founded in: 1982

Employees: 150

Awards: 287

Creative Work: 1

Clients: 8

Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam

Herengracht 258-266
Amsterdam 1016 BV
Netherlands
Phone: (+31) 020 7126 500
Email:
Website:
Jeff Kling

Jeff Kling

Executive Creative Director

Phone: (+31) 20 7126 500

Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Managing Director
Keith White

Keith White

Recruitment

Blaise Matuidi shines like a star in Nike Football campaign

Amsterdam, 6 April 2016. Nike believes that brilliant football is contagious, and that one move

can change the game. The brand’s latest campaign brings this story of contagious football to

kids all over the world, sparking them to play brilliant football themselves.

SPARK BRILLIANCE, which launches in France from today and will shortly roll out digitally

across the globe, charts the progression of French footballer Blaise Matuidi’s career - a player

who is emblematic of the SPARK BRILLIANCE idea.

The campaign’s 90-second film begins with a young Matuidi recalling a decisive moment of

footballing brilliance from legendary former PSG and Nigerian player Jay-Jay Okocha — then in

his prime. This formative moment spurred Matuidi to even greater achievements that pay the

story forward. His singular skills, team play and enigmatic goal celebrations today inspire his

teammates, fans and future generations of players.

The film's narrative culminates by underscoring football’s wider power to transcend boundaries;

it charts Matuidi’s emergence from all-action midfielder to charismatic cultural and style

influencer of contemporary creatives, like French hip-hop artist Niska.

Created by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, the campaign is part of Nike’s 2016 global football

platform. 60, 20 and 15-second versions accompany the long-form film, along with influencer

partnerships and online media further underpinning the campaign.

David Smith and Craig Williams, W+K Amsterdam Creative Directors, said: "Blaise Matuidi is an

infectious footballer, his style and swag, on and off the pitch, has made him a beacon of French

popular culture. Just google "charo life" to feel the Blaise effect.”

The campaign also features the new national French football kit, which was first revealed on

March 18, a further nod to the blend of performance and style Blaise represents.

SPARK BRILLIANCE will air on TV in France and roll out on digital channels globally in the

coming week. Fans can enjoy the French version of the film now on Nike Football’s YouTube

channel.

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