Inspiration Ahead

Agency: Sid Lee


To activate its partnerships with Roland Garros and Wimbledon, OPPO, the leading global technology company, and creative agency Sid Lee, created a 360 global campaign.

The brand wanted to celebrate its global tennis partnerships by highlighting the mutually inspirational player-fan relationship, a strategy echoing OPPO’s pursuit of technological advancements to meet and exceed its users’ needs, as well as OPPO’s new brand proposition: Inspiration Ahead.

At the centre of the Inspiration Ahead campaign is a film featuring WTA Professional Tennis player Francesca Jones who despite being born with ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, a rare condition that causes developmental problems for hands and feet, has worked hard to overcome adversity and rise through the ranks in recent years. The film tells a story about how a tennis professional inspires a young promising player, transitioning between Francesca playing on clay (Roland Garros) and a young girl playing on grass (Wimbledon). The young girl watches footage of Francesca using her OPPO Find X5 Pro smartphone. She replicates the professional’s movements as she practices, highlighting moments of frustration, difficulty and success before the final scene, which zooms out to show the inspired young girl is in the crowd, filming with the 4K Ultra Night Video mode of her OPPO Find X5 smartphone.

At the recent French Open, OPPO and Sid Lee created an activation championing the 4K Ultra Night Video technology and the 5-Axis Optical Image stabilisation, which uses long exposure to create stunning visuals.

This professional campaign titled 'Inspiration Ahead' was published in United Kingdom in July, 2022. It was created for the brand: Oppo, by ad agency: Sid Lee. This 360°, Experiential, and Integrated media campaign is related to the Electronics, Technology and Sports industries and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted almost 2 years ago.


Credits OPPO:

Project Lead: Zhang Gaoxiang (Lang)/Zhi Shuang Shuang (Double)
Creative Lead: Mats Hakansson/Yuyeon Cho-De Jong
PR: Yan Su (Lucas)
Digital: Zhang Qinglang/Chen Xinyi

Credits Sid Lee:

CCO, Europe: Sylvain Thirache
President: Johan Delpuech
Creative Lead: Sofia Lyu
Business Directors: Eugénie Valletoux/Gareth Hall
Senior Project Manager: Sam Bridgwater
Copywriter: Jillian Young
Social Media: Cassandre Geron
Producers: Laetitia Neves/Aurelia Blatry


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