The North Face makes a triumphant return from the streets to the mountains in new brand campaign.
The campaign was created by agency partner B-Reel and the anthem film is narrated by Alex Honnold, free solo climber who reminds us that “there’s no such thing as solo”.
The North Face has launched a new brand campaign which places the brand back in the great outdoors and as a leader and partner to every explorer out there by reminding its audience “We Always Have Your Back”.
Created with agency partner B-Reel, the insight and campaign idea was born from the fact that the logo has always been present on the back of the garment. More specifically on the right back shoulder of those who always lead the way up the mountain. Over time this has become both a stamp of approval and a reminder that the brand has your back every impossible step of the way as you trail on your explorations, big or small.
The challenge for the creative agency was to make sure the campaign resonated with the different core groups, whether they’re wearing The North Face as a fashion item on the streets or as technically advanced gear for a mountain exploration, as well as anything that fits in between.
This led to the film execution idea, where the anthem piece shows the brand's connection between pop culture and extreme outdoors sports in an epic visual journey from city street level to the top of an impressive mountain peak, using a technologically groundbreaking continuous superzoom. The work reminds younger generations that the brand that is now a streetwear fashion staple, actually began on the backs of some of the most extreme outdoor explorers.
This professional campaign titled 'We Always Have Your Back' was published in United States in January, 2023. It was created for the brand: The North Face, by ad agency: B-Reel. This Film and Integrated media campaign is related to the Sportswear industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted 6 days ago.
Executive Creative Director - Zack McDonald
Strategist - Thomas Eon
Creative Director - Afshin Moeini
Creative Director - Christian Poppius
Copywriter - Felix Jörneman
Art Director - Sofia Skogquist
Brand Director - Caroline Deas Ehrnvall
Brand Manager - Hannal Håål
Senior Producer - Mei Li Heman
Designer - Lisa Nyberg
Agency Producer - Colony
Producer - Markus Ahlm
Producer - Therese Engberg
Production Company - PINE
Director - Anton Tammi
Executive Producer - Adam Holmström & Joel Rostmark
DOP - Olivier Miller
Director Assistant - Alexander Peri
Producer - Victor Lindström
Post Production - Rascal Post & WGTAM
Sound Design - Mattias Eklund @ Studiofyr
Grade - Joakim Rissveds @ WGTAM
VFX Supervisor - Kalle Lundberg @ Rascal Post
Service Production - Trixtr
Producer - Damir Vajdic
The North Face
Global Account Project Manager - Maria Bellitskaya & Samanta Gubitta
Global Creative Lead - Jacob Frisk