NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2016) — Bridgestone Americas has launched a television advertising campaign in conjunction with the Olympic Games and parent Bridgestone Corp.'s role as one of a dozen TOP Olympic Partners.
The company's new “Built to Perform” campaign highlights the parallels between elite athletic performance and the innovation of the tire maker.
“It's obvious to us that Olympic athletes, just like Bridgestone tires, are built differently — they're built to perform at the highest level,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Our tires are built to move, grip, stop on a dime, endure and finish strong in a variety of conditions.
“That's a story we are very proud and very excited to illustrate through the precision and performance of elite athletes during the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
An anthem spot, entitled “Road to Rio,” will lead the television advertising campaign on NBC in the U.S. and SportTV in Brazil. The U.S. campaign also will feature three product spots for the company's DriveGuard, Dueler and Potenza tire lines that will run through the Paralympic Games, which culminate Sept. 18.
The “Built to Perform” advertising campaign serves as a centerpiece to a fully integrated marketing program intended to drive viewers and fans to the Bridgestone Performance Institute, a new digital brand experience that creates interactive opportunities that link athletics and tire innovation. The site offers videos and inspirational, first-person insight from some of the world's best athletes while allowing visitors to interact with the Bridgestone brand and its products.