Ogilvy has created a hilarious new campaign for Marriott Bonvoy’s sponsorship of the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens, the city’s biggest sporting event.
This is the fourth year of sponsorship by Marriott International at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens (April 5 – 7) and Hong Kong Sevens Festival, one of the flagship tournaments on the international Sevens calendar.
Ogilvy Hong Kong’s chief creative officer, Reed Collins said: “Last year’s campaign featuring Sébastien Chabal really struck a chord with the audience in Hong Kong and beyond.
“It was recently voted ‘Best HK Rugby Sevens Ad of All Time’, so we’re hoping to repeat this remarkable success for Marriott Bonvoy at this year’s Sevens, and get everyone singing, dancing, and talking about the launch of the world’s biggest travel programme.
“We really love the work, and we’ve had a blast working with the whole client team during this process.”
This year’s campaign was launched on social media with a film that tackles the truth that not everyone loves The Sevens as much as rugby legend, Sébastien Chabal.
The idea is a fun way to appeal to Rugby Sevens lovers and those who would rather escape Hong Kong and spend 3 days relaxing on a beach in Fiji.
Ultimately, Marriott Bonvoy takes care of all preferences by providing something for everyone.
The campaign launch was followed by two videos, providing rugby fans and party lovers with pre and post-match entertainment courtesy of Sébastien Chabal and his surprisingly attractive alter-ego.
The films highlight the fact that whatever you’re into, Marriott Bonvoy caters to both locals and travellers throughout the HK Rugby Sevens tournament, with enriching experiences such as the Festival Concert with global icon Gwen Stefani.
Marriott International APAC chief sales and marketing officer, Peggy Fang Roe said: “With the unveiling of Marriott Bonvoy earlier this year, we are committed to elevating the member experience and giving our members more ways to redeem their points for the experiences they are most passionate about.
“The thrilling Marriott Bonvoy Moments are designed to provide members more access to local experiences, the ability to share rewards with their friends and families and to fuel their interests and passion points.”
The pièce de résistance is a music video featuring Chabal singing the Proclaimers rugby anthem ‘I would walk 500 Miles’, which will be played on the stadium’s big screen today after the Opening Ceremony as part of the kick off for the exciting Hong Kong Sevens weekend.