Wednesday, September 04, 2013

UGG shoe line brings out new commercial featuring Tom Brady

Five trips to the Superbowl? Three Superbowl wins and two Superbowl MVP awards? Forget all that junk. Tom Brady may have pulled off what was previously thought impossible in the United States. He's made men want to buy UGG shoes! New commercial from Australian company features Patriots quarterback and is actually pretty stylish and creative.

Patriots trigger man Tom Brady in the new commercial

Okay, at the end of the day we're talking about a commercial here, but in the case of this UGG shoes commercial at least a bit of thought went into it, and at least there is a strong sporting theme running through it.

The Australian shoe company's new commercial, titled “For Gamechangers” is basically a walk through the key elements of Tom Brady's sporting journey, told in great detail via a walk through a team bus. If you look closely you will catch references to Brady's;

  • High school QB career (with a gentle nod to the fact he almost played baseball instead of football)
  • His Michigan Wolverines career
  • The fact Brady was the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL Draft
  • Brady's Super Bowl MVP turns
  • His current NFL career

Enough with the chit-chat, here's the video itself

As you can see, a lot of work went into this pretty stylish commercial. It was shot by filmmaker Spencer Susser on a custom-built 250-foot set on a sound stage in Los Angeles, which took two weeks to design and erect.

The attention to detail is admirable. Junipero Serra football jerseys and baseball uniforms, University of Michigan helmets and then apparently Mr. and Mrs. Brady's 1990's era living room.

Patriots fans will enjoy the finer points of the shot, and fans of other teams will no doubt have fun mocking the New England QB, as they place an order for their first pair of UGGs.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a great ad - Almost makes me wanna buy the shoes - but UGG Australia is not an Australian company. I think it was started by an Australian in the US but is now as Australian as Outback Steakhouse (i.e. Not at all), to the point that they have spent a lot of money trying to deny Australian companies the right to use the term ugg. Here, ugg is a name for a type of boot, not necessarily a company.

Tom could make it up to us by coming down here to throw a ball around. Maybe even join our national team, the Australian Outbacks.

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