Nike Wall of Dreams

Mark Vatsel

Nike: Wall of Dreams

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‘We’re nurturing the next generation of female athlete superstars, by inspiring girls to put themselves and their dream on their own printed Women’s World Cup poster, which looks just like the poster of their athlete idol.’

Mark Vatsel, Creative Director, UNIT9

The background

Nike wanted to build on the excitement surrounding the Women’s World Cup and empower young women to see themselves as a footballing legend. So we created a digital tool and in-store activation that let them capture their dream in a photo and feel like they were part of a global Nike campaign alongside their favorite female football players.

Nike Wall of Dreams
Nike Wall of Dreams

The execution

The Wall of Dreams in-store experience at Nike Town London, Berlin, Istanbul, and Paris allowed people to create a printed poster of themselves posing on a football field in front of a large cheering crowd as if they were a member of a Women’s World Cup team. They could keep the inspiring Nike campaign tagline: “Don’t change your dream. Change the world.” Or, they could write a new one to match their own personal dream. Right after taking the photo, they received a high-quality printed poster to hang on their wall. If they tried the experience online, they could download a digital copy of the poster and share it.

Nike Wall of Dreams
Nike Wall of Dreams
Nike Wall of Dreams
Nike Wall of Dreams

Our team tested several methods to find the best way to process the user’s photo and composite it into the background of cheering fans. We also experimented to find the exact right angles, lighting and positioning to make the final product look as high-quality as possible.

The timing was extremely tight, the Wall of Dreams experiences were completed on time in just six weeks.

Nike Wall of Dreams
Nike Wall of Dreams

The results

The Wall of Dreams celebrated female athletes and sent an empowering message to young women about following their dreams. The posters, which looked just like the ones they have hanging on their walls at home, let them pose as their favorite footballing legends.

We’re proud to have helped nurture the next generation of female athletes by inspiring them to put themselves and their dreams on their own Women’s World Cup posters.

Nike Wall of Dreams

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