Onitsuka Tiger

Challenge

We were tasked to create renewed momentum for a brand that was made famous by Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.

Approach

International qualitative consumer research in 5 countries informed a new brand positioning for Onitsuka Tiger (moving away from stereotypical silly Japanese references, instead embracing pride in Japanese craft and style) and a new global segmentation mode driving product development and retail strategy.

Outcome

The resulting “Made of Japan” campaign won many awards, including:

  • 2007 Cannes Cyber Lion 
  • 2008 Cannes Silver Cyber Lion
  • 2008 Cannes Titanium Lion finalist
  • 2008 Dutch Design Awards,
    Winner Brand and Strategy
  • 2009 ADCN silver Integrated award

(with Strawberry Frog Amsterdam)