The makers of CIROC Ultra Premium and Sean "Diddy" Combs invite consumers to "Step Into The Circle." The positioning of this new CIROC campaign is an evolution from the widely popular "Luck Be A Lady" commercial.
The integrated marketing program kicks off today in Duffy Square, the northern triangle of Times Square. To commence the new campaign, CIROC, in partnership with New York City, is constructing a groundbreaking 36' by 20' dome that will be a temporary 24-hour installation. Guests will enter a life-sized exhibit featuring the various moments that the campaign commemorates. Fans are encouraged to #StepIntoTheCircle via social media by sharing and tagging personal photos of their own circles.
"'Step into the Circle' embodies the philosophy, 'If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to go far, walk together,' honoring the indestructible bond of an inner circle of friends, colleagues, and long-time connections," says Combs. "The campaign is genuine, real and reflects the journey that you take with the people who matter to you most."
Tonight, CIROC will debut "Step Into The Circle" with a world premiere event. Diddy will host the evening, which features inspirational people in his life that compose his social circle. The presentation will include a first ever five-minute takeover of all electronic billboards in Duffy Square.
Maintaining momentum, "Step Into The Circle" will launch a fully integrated campaign that spans broadcast, print, out-of-home, digital, on and off premise and experiential events. The television ad of the same name is directed by acclaimed music/film director Paul Hunter and launches on ESPN during an NBA game on November 21. The spot includes cameo appearances by Diddy himself, rapper French Montana, artist Jermaine Dupri, and model/singer Cassie. The music and visuals evoke memories that bring us back to our circle - the unbreakable bond. Subsequently, our social responsibility advertising will run on network and cable stations including NBA TV, ABC, ESPN, Bravo, TBS, and VH1 during the holiday season through early 2015.
In addition to the launch event in New York today, CIROC will recreate the dome experience at major cultural events throughout the calendar year including New Year's Eve, NBA All-Star Weekend and Grammy Award Weekend.
As we toast to a new campaign, the makers of CIROC reminds everyone to celebrate life together responsibly.