Powerade: That's Some Kind Of Power | Ankles by Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Client: Powerade
Date: Mar 2018
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Sports drink Powerade launches a new brand campaign, 'That’s Some Kind of Power' with a basketball-themed spot in time for the NCAA Basketball tournament.

Entitled 'Ankles,' the 30-second spot will be the first of a series of nationally-televised spots that Powerade said will “bring to life the brand’s new platform.” The campaign stars a bodega owner thinking about what his life could have been if he had Powerade in his life.

In Ankles, the bodega owner does a little revisionist history, saying that if he had that kind of power, his career would be one where he’s breaking everyone’s ankles. Including the referees. And the peanut vendors. His “power”-ful skills transcend the court, where two weeks later, a recorded footage of his performance “broke” the ankles of viewers at home. When the smoke clears, everyone’s on their knees—as the younger bodega baller makes an uncontested three-point jumpshot.

“Man,” he snaps out of his hyperbole-filled fantasy almost wistfully as his bodega cat watches from above, “that is some kind of power.”


Client: Powerade

Production Company



Daniel Wolfe

Executive Producer

Tim Nash, Nicky Barnes

Line Producer

Lee Groombridge

Director of Photography

Chayse Irvin

Production Designer

Andrew Clark


Patrik Milani

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