NIKE’s overall objective was to increase awareness and sales of their WNBA jersey collection. Additionally it was also our personal goal to drive conversation and expand people’s purview of who can wear the WNBA jersey and expand people’s mind with how to rock and style the jersey on and off the court (similar to how the NBA jerseys are perceived by consumers).
Our production team brought these our IG Reels series to life, leading casting, crew, equipment, location scouting, and scripting. From a casting perspective we knew we wanted to lean outside of what would be expected – women wearing WNBA jerseys – so we scouted beyond that bringing a male protagonist into the fold. Women rock NBA jerseys all the time, so we wanted to showcase that the WNBA jersey was also gender-neutral and can be worn by everyone. It was also important to us to align with a stylist who understood the assignment – make these jersey’s look fly, but also functional. We filmed the project at our DMM Studios as well as an offsite basketball location to craft visually compelling and unique moments for each protagonist.
Through our interview process and scripting, we helped the players tell stories of their hometown, connection to the jerseys, and core basketball memories. Each video focused on a different WNBA jersey that was meaningful to the player’s life – Deja Mattox wore the Indiana jersey, Que Brandon wore the New York jersey, and Mathan Cephas wore the Chicago jersey.