NBA 2K is infusing in-game statistics into its latest campaign to highlight the magnitude of its flagship property.
NBA 2K19 and BSSP launched the Everyone's On campaign across out-of-home, digital banners, video and social that leverages in-game data — like number of three-pointers made and how many times Michael Jordan beat LeBron James that day — to showcase the global reach of the NBA 2K community.
"Hundreds of thousands of players are active on NBA 2K at any given time," said Matthew Curry, chief creative at BSSP. "And when you start digging into that — what team, what players, what moves, what dunks, what reimagined rivalries — the data starts to tell an interesting story. Combine that with all the hype and culture surrounding this game, the different people playing — gamers, NBA stars, celebs, musicians — and it’s clear it’s the party everyone’s at."
Curry said the creative process started at the least creative place imaginable: the data. Those numbers turned into eye-catching headlines, like 'The Lakers have won 291,342 championships this year,' and 'The Knicks beat the Celtics 23,344 times last night.'
Numbers in the campaign's digital OOH elements are updated regularly, like the one at the LA Live takeover at Staples Center, where basketball fans can enjoy the online and in-person game experience simultaneously.
Matthew Curry – Chief Creative Officer
Sinan Dagli – Creative Director
Hunter Fine – Copywriter
Chris Araujo – Art Director
Jim Vaughn – Executive Producer
James Sablan – Sr. Producer
Tyler Neely – Producer
Jake Bayham – Associate Director of Strategy
Ashley Heltne – Account Director
Mal Gretz – Account Supervisor
AJ Marino – Account Supervisor
Production Team – Bonfire
Pete Fleming - Editor
Julie Dominguez - Assistant Editor
Pamela Tuazon - Motion Graphics
Phil Spitler - Lead Creative
Sheila Smith - Head of Production
Mary Mathaisell - EP
Zach Rubin - Head of Business Development