Reebok Reminds Us We Only Have 25,915 Days to Live

Upbeat Film Shows a Woman's Lifetime of Running in Reverse

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The average human lifespan is 25,915 days -- and that's the starting point for Reebok's latest spot, reminding us to make the most of the bodies we've been given. But while the insight -- use your body now because tomorrow you die -- might be depressing, an upbeat soundtrack and an inspiring story make this more of a feelgood ad as we watch a woman's lifetime of running prowess in reverse.

The film, by Venables, Bell & Partners, opens with an older woman running in a Reebok Spartan Race and ends with her as a baby in a crib -- along the way, we see her trail-running, jogging with a stroller, streaking across a college campus and outrunning a little boy in a childhood race. Michael Lawrence of Epoch directed the spot.

The ad dovetails with a social media campaign titled "Count Your Days" that allows users to calculate their potential number of remaining days, based on averages of age, gender and location. Visitors can share how they are planning to honor their bodies and their days remaining by sharing personal accomplishments via the hashtag #HonorYourDays and posting a photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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May 02, 2016
Venables Bell & Partners
Excecutive Creative Director:
Will McGinness
Creative Director:
Tom Scharpf
Associate Creative Director:
Crockett Jeffers
Art Director:
Aisha Hakim
Jim Burton
Head of Strategy:
Michael Davidson
Senior Brand Strategist:
Jake Bayham
Director of Integrated Production:
Craig Allen
Executive Producer:
Joyce Chen
Assistant Producer:
Julia Oetker-Kast
Production Company:
Epoch Films
Michael Lawrence
Director of Photography:
Mathieu Plainfossé
Executive Producer:
Melissa Culligan
Anura Idupuganti
Editorial Company:
Rock Paper Scissors
Editorial Producer:
Dina Ciccotello
David Brodie
Assistant Editor:
Patrick Tuck
Sound Design:
Therapy Studios
Sound Designer:
Eddie Kim
"I Need Never Get Old" by Nathaniel Rateliff
Performed by:
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
Lime Studios
Loren Silber
Executive VFX Producer:
Patrick Nugent
VFx Producer:
Adam Reeb
Lead Flame Artist:
Andy Barrios
Group Brand Director:
Michael Chase
Brand Director:
Nicole Spinelli
Brand Supervisor:
Julia Connelly
Senior Brand Manager:
Adam Caron
Brand Manager:
Susannah Wherry
Project Manager:
Katrina Strich
Director of Business Affairs:
Susan Conklin
Business Affairs and Talent Manager:
Sametta Gbilia
Group Communication Strategy Director:
Gavin Jones
Senior Digital Producer:
Sarah Betts
Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics:
Jeff Burger
Director of Experience Design:
Jeff Teicher

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