Cheil Worldwide has produced a commercial for Samsung Electronics to make London 2012 “Everyone’s Olympic Games”. Through Galaxy S III, the anticipation, excitement, and celebration of the Olympic Games are shared among everyone around the world.
This spot draws on the sense of excitement generated by the launch of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Samsung Galaxy S III. It shows people all over the world waiting expectantly for the games to begin and then exploding into life when David Beckham launches the games using his Galaxy S III. Ordinary citizens can share the Olympic spirit as much as a professional athlete using the Galaxy S III.
It embraces all races as an expression of humanity. David Beckham kicks a ball against a drum, signaling the beginning of the world’s biggest sporting event. Then virtually everybody – East and West, over the ground and under the ground, gets into the Olympics. Even those who don't have the tickets can enjoy the Games through Samsung Galaxy S III’s mobile technology anywhere, so the global IT giant invites everyone for the London Olympics. One can even share Beckham’s footage using S-Beam function, a nifty phone-to-phone wireless transfer.
The English footballer, who is also an Olympic ambassador, has already endorsed Samsung smartphones by his precise kicking and eventually, playing a drum-version of ‘Ode to Joy’. (Click here to read more)
Throughout the whole campaign, the mobile brand bases its Olympic marketing activity around an “Everyone's Olympic Games” theme. Cheil has successfully visualized Samsung’s “humanized technology”, which understands our life needs and can tangibly be experienced in our daily lives.
“London 2012 is the first Olympics where television will no longer be the dominant medium; our film shows how the new Galaxy S III’s opens up the games for everyone to enjoy, in a variety of different ways, thanks to the phone’s multi functions. More than just a sports spot, we aim to show how, more than ever before, it’s ‘everyone’s Olympic Games”, said Wain Choi, Global ECD of Cheil Worldwide.
“This will be the first truly 'social' Olympics. Second screens (even third screens) will fundamentally change the way people experience these games. We wanted to use one of the most recognised sportsmen in the world (David Beckham) to invite the world to participate in these games as never before, through the incredible technology inside the Samsung Galaxy S3. Beckham literally 'kicks off' the excitement, hitting a huge gong with an amazing long range shot, as all the world looks on. He unleashes the excitement, and turns years of anticipation into active participation.” Added Logan Wilmont, ECD of Cheil UK.
The first Galaxy S III was unveiled on May 3 2012 in London. UK launch is followed by gradual launch in 146 other countries. Some countries will launch TVC while others will not – the featured TVC will be aired in all markets where Samsung does TV commercials.
Samsung expects sales of Galaxy S III to top 10 million during July, breaking the company’s sales records. The South Korean IT giant kicked off global sales of its Galaxy SIII on May 29, but shipments have been affected by the tight supply of parts such as the handset casing for the pebble-blue model.
In the US, where sales were launched on June 21, major carriers including Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and AT&T have not been able to offer the Galaxy SIII with 32 gigabytes of memory, partly due to tight supply. "We're getting far better reviews on S III than we did with its predecessors globally, and supply simply can't meet soaring demand," said JK Shin, head of Samsung's mobile division. "We've sent executives and staff to almost all our (component) suppliers to ensure a smooth offering and hopefully things will get better soon."
Samsung sold 44.5 million smartphones in January-March - equal to nearly 21,000 every hour - giving it 30.6 % market share. Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, taking 24.1 % market share.