Via Adrants .. TBWA\Chiat\Day is out with new work for Gatorade that features Olympian Usain Bolt.
After his stellar performance in London, we see a hooded Bolt passing through London’s dark, damp streets and parks as he heads to the Olympic Stadium.
A voiceover, which touts the fact Gatorade didn’t need to have a presence at the Olympics, intones, “We weren’t there on stadium billboards. We weren’t there on double decker buses. We weren’t on buttons, souvenirs or commemorative snowglobes. We weren’t there officially sponsoring anything. We were there for real. Inside the bodies of some of the greatest athletes on earth.”
In typical athlete-related advertising, the spot ends with Bolt swilling some Gatorade, taking position at the starting line and giving us a mean “I am the best, don’t mess with me” look which is all quickly followed by the Gatorade logo.