In what can be called as a fun banter, as a part of the recent PUMA campaign, two of the biggest sportsmen in the world, Usain Bolt & Virat Kholi, engaged in a virtual conversation on Twitter to reveal the newest athlete to join the PUMA family.
In the latest PUMA campaign, the duo placed a bet on social media and challenged each other in doing the task. Bolt even went ahead to bet his favourite running spikes saying that the new cricketer coming on board is super fast but not as fast as him.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 6, 2018
Yow @imVkohli , I got the news already! I’m betting a pair of my favorite PUMA Running spikes – I know who this is! He's fast (but not as fast as me 😉). Let’s wait and see who wins. https://t.co/KKQ8SjddwE
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 6, 2018
Later, Kohli and Bolt were joined by Cricketers Stephen Fleming & Jonty Rhodes who got curious with the talkings and asked for more clues to get their hands on Bolt’s running spikes.
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) August 6, 2018
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) August 7, 2018
Did you guess? Well, no matter who joins these sports personalities, PUMA definitely managed to get the banter bit right. Twitter banters between brands and personalities for marketing purposes are getting monotonous and predictable. PUMA however chose interesting personalities, who’s conversations have that fun and curiosity element.
It will be interesting to see how the brand shapes this campaign further.