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Japanese Brand Buys Name of Radio Commentator

Basketball host changes name to "Mr Euglena" in radio stunt

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To launch its new nutritional range of food and drink products, Japanese brand Euglena went one step further than sponsoring a sport - it bought the name of a sports commentator. Via agency Dentsu Tokyo, the brand paid well-known basketball radio commentator "Mr Jose" to change his name to "Mr Euglena" for the whole of a live radio game commentatry. He also spoke on radio ads for Euglena products, which aired between quarters during the game. Altogether, the Euglena brand was mentioned 54 times during the game, and sales rose 50% after it aired.

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Date
Apr 29, 2013
Agency:
Dentsu Tokyo
Client:
Euglena
Creative Director:
Yoji Sakamoto
Copywriter:
Hirofumi Hayashi
Art Director:
Yoshikatsu Miyasaka
Art Director:
Taiki Kawase
Advertiser's Supervisor:
Akihiko Nagata
Account Manager:
Satoshi Takasugi
Strategist:
Kazuki Tsuburaku
Strategist:
Norihito Sako
Production Company:
Rok
Director:
Yuichiro Nakamura
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