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At the heart of adidas is passion: passion for sports, passion for athletes and passion for products. adidas is a brand built on leading technology and cutting -edge design. It is a brand identified and respected by consumers for its innovative, inspirational and authentic values. adidas is organized into three consumer-oriented product divisions: Forever Sport, Originals and Equipment. This structure is unique to the industry and reflects the brand¶s commitment to meet changing market demands, while remaining anchored to its brand principles and heritage. Performance -oriented footwear, apparel and hardware products will always remain the lifeblood of adidas. However, adidas is also committed to incorporating the growing importance of lifestyle, fashion and music inspiration into the sports arena and adidas products. This strategy allows the brand to create a unique adidas experience and mean more to more consumers.
Forever Sport Performance-Enhancing Products Adi Dassler founded adidas to help athletes perform at the peak of their ability, and this goal continues to drive the brand¶s activities today. Forever Sport is focused on meeting the performance needs of all athletes. Forever Sport products are ³engineered to perform´, bringing high-level, performance-oriented products and innovative technologies to the market. Forever Sport is structured into five main sports categories: running, basketball, football, tennis and training for sport. Ground-Breaking Technologies in Running Running is adidas¶ biggest footwear category and the home to high-performance technical apparel. adidas is committed to developing innovative performance-enhancing product for the world¶s top runners and occasional athletes alike. Through its sponsorship of the world¶s leading marathons, adidas interacts directly with athletes to ensure its products best meet their requirements. Running is the lead category to launch ClimaCool and , the new, groundbreaking footwear technologies introduced in 2002. As a result, strong growth for the running category is anticipated for 2002. Basketball ± Big Game, Big Endeavors Basketball is a fast-paced game and, for adidas, it ranks as the fastest growing category in the Forever Sport division. adidas¶ successful partnerships with major NBA stars Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady coupled with outstanding new products such as the KOBETHREE, TMAC and the All Day All Night II highlight adidas¶ commitment to reaching out to young urban consumers. ClimaCool and will bring more exciting design and new technology to the US market as the category is predicted to grow strongly in 2002. Football Fever adidas is the undisputed global leader in football: a position to be highlighted this year with adidas¶ sponsorship of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Delivering innovation in this category began nearly 50 years ago when adidas founder Adi Dassler invented screw-in studs that revolutionized the game. This commitment continues today in ground-breaking products such
The evidence of this successful partnership can be found on the catwalks in Paris and in the world¶s leading fashion magazines. Initially offered in four footwear categories (running. Forever Sport products aim to be both highly functional and visually appealing.as the Predator® Mania boot and in long-term partnerships with leading football clubs including Bayern Munich. combining moisture management and maximum ventilation. Product highlights for 2002 include the Barricade. the Feather and the ClimaCool tennis shoes. adidasSalomon will continue to extend adidas visibility in both traditional and non-traditional venues. Yohji Yamamoto. Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam. In this division. Feel the Breeze with ClimaCool ClimaCool is the new adidas technology designed to keep feet cooler and drier. In 2002 and beyond. For Yamamoto. Supporting adidas¶ leading market position are also a strong portfolio of young players including Anna Kournikova. as well as sponsorship of important events such as the French Open. With a new and highly visible technology. print and outdoor advertising. Marketing ClimaCool The ClimaCool launch will be supported by a global integrated marketing plan. internet. stronger design and more innovative fabrics will be the highlights of the new product line. Global Brand Concepts for 2002 Global brand concepts are used at adidas to unite marketing messages around key products and events. Evidence of Top Technology and Design In all its product categories. ClimaCool will be a cornerstone of the adidas Forever Sport Division in 2002 and beyond. Tennis Sets New Standards Tennis is another category where adidas is the global leader in both footwear and apparel sales. Training for Sport Is Poised For Growth Training for sport is adidas¶ biggest apparel category and an up-and-coming category for footwear. adidas is releasing two new footwear technologies. The four brand concepts for 2002 are: ClimaCool. Meeting the full scope of athletes¶ needs is crucial to adidas¶ success. adidas is committed to introducing at least one new footwear technology or a major evolution of an existing technology every year. Martina Hingis and Marat Safin. the 2002 FIFA World Cup and KOBE. Forever Sport targets athletes seeking functional and stylish products at every level of competition. tennis and training). as evidence of its commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to the market. Better diversification of the range. women¶s product is targeted to grow at double-digit rates in the US and Europe. honesty and authenticity that he seeks to express in his designs. Creating performance products that set the industry standard is adidas¶ trademark in the category. In particular. Spring/Summer 2002 is only the beginning for ClimaCool. point-of-sale and local product launches in markets around the world. ClimaCool and . 2002 will bring growth to this category. basketball. adidas embodies the values of craftsmanship. Each part of the shoe ³breathes´. One important success story in 2001 was adidas¶ cooperation with prominent Japanese designer. . These brand concepts utilize the full range of adidas communication tools in integrated and innovative marketing packages that heighten brand recognition and enhance the brand¶s profile globally. Improved Product Positioning adidas strives to have its product offering available in a wide variety of venues to make its products accessible to all relevant consumer groups. In 2002. It combines maximum functionality through a unique 360° ventilation system with progressive and stylish design. The result is a shoe that helps the foot maintain its optimal temperature. Apparel . including television.
event co-host Japan and football powerhouses Argentina. In apparel. a global internet site. adidas has supported Kobe . . the 2003 FIFA Women¶s World Cup in China provides an excellent platform to address women in sport. The status as Official Supplier for the UEFA Champions League and Official Sponsor of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany will further strengthen adidas¶ market leadership. the key word will be DLC. Madrid and Prague. The launch of in April 2002 is only the beginning. and launched at selected adidas Marathon Series events in Boston. will be a cornerstone of future adidas technology and will significantly raise the brand¶s performance credibility. The list of world-class players wearing the new Predator® Mania boot includes Zinedine Zidane (France). The Three Benefits of a3 (pronounced a-cubed) is a unique energy management system that is sport-specific and delivers multiple benefits to the consumer. guides and drives an athlete¶s foot through each stride. The Best Player Portfolio adidas will also be showcasing the best portfolio of players and teams at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. the 2002 FIFA World Cup will be the biggest World Cup ever. Leading Football Products adidas is launching many products in conjunction with the World Cup. point-of-sale materials and public relations activities. comfort and protection technologies layer by layer in team football apparel.and additional footwear categories will follow in Fall 2002. And adidas teams have an excellent chance of taking the title with national federations including defending World Champion France. steers the foot through a neutral. In the coming years. merchandising and public relations events are also planned. Rotterdam. increasing performance. adidas will have an opportunity to showcase its undisputed football leadership and grow its overall business in Asia. Supplier and Licensee of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. David Beckham (England). stabilizes and protects the foot from overpronation and provides an efficient transition from the rearfoot to the forefoot. In addition to the Predator® Mania boot. Paris. Showcasing Football Leadership at the 2002 World Cup It goes without saying that the FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea will be the biggest sporting event in 2002. As an Official Sponsor. which stands for the new Dynamic Layering Concept. biomechanically correct footstrike. beyond 2002. It dissipates harmful impact forces. NBA champion Kobe Bryant. With a cumulative audience of more than 41 billion viewers. to name a few. Kobe is the most marketable player in the National Basketball Association. Later in the year. The Future of Football But adidas is also already looking ahead. London. integrating it into many other footwear categories. Other categories will be integrated into the ClimaCool family in future seasons. adidas will launch an basketball shoe with a major NBA player¶s endorsement. print and on-site advertising. Additionally. and arguably the best all-around player in the league. mirroring the technology¶s evolution and improvement from season to season. adidas will mark this occasion with a unique Brand Concept developed to extend market leadership in the football business. key products include the Fevernova Official Match Ball with both a dynamic new design and improved accuracy. Running Marathons with a 3 is being introduced to runners in April 2002. events. adidas plans to evolve and improve . These activities will include significant television. KOBE ± The Power of Style Leaders adidas has a partnership with one of the most sought-after athletes in the sports industry. Creative internet. This partnership will be a long-term one. Raúl Gonzales (Spain) and Alessandro Del Piero (Italy). The Spring/Summer product will be communicated largely through print media. Germany and Spain.
and Redesigned (new models inspired by original performance products) items. visually communicating the design. Originals are able to draw on adidas¶ vast product heritage in the creation of Trefoil-branded footwear. style and cultural aesthetics of the time the product was first introduced. adidas¶ signature KOBETWO collection. The KOBE products have been developed to highlight Kobe¶s on-court style and to reinforce adidas¶ design credentials. ³Every Trefoil has a Story´. a dedicated internet site.adidas. without losing sight of its long heritage as the original performance brand. Reintroduced. KOBETHREE will be allocated to ensure that demand and distribution is focused on key accounts. It is these people who set the trends which are later adopted by the mass market. but who are style setters and style leaders. communicates the original sporting story behind each product. public relations. modern and alive. Reinterpreted (material updates of successful models). The ³once innovative. The concept will be communicated globally through television. cool. While a clear volume . the Original division launched a capsule apparel collection in key markets. Every Trefoil Has a Story Original division marketing utilizes a global print campaign. KOBETHREE: A Long-Term Partnership Set to be launched in 2002. apparel and accessories. Reinterpreted and Redesigned With demand for limited editions and vintage reissues at a continued high. now classic. the official launch will be extended to virtually all regional markets. exceeding sales goals earlier than anticipated. lifestyle marketing and events. Developed together with Kobe Bryant. including footwear. The advertising concept and tag line. Each collection is a balance of Reintroduced (one-to-one replicas reissued in limited quantities). print.from his attendance at the adidas ³abcd Basketball Camp´ (as a high school phenomenon in 1995) through his multiple championships in the NBA. which runs in trend magazines in major markets. The division is already very successful. provides cutting-edge design. The Original division is geared specifically toward consumers who may be less active sports participants. adidas is committed to introducing innovative product and communications to make KOBETHREE an industry leader. The art direction varies from execution to execution. point-of-sale. always authentic´ positioning of the Original division appeals stylistically to the Originals target audience. apparel and accessories. Surpassing Objectives In 2001. Originals speak to the needs and values of the lifestyle consumer with concepts that are smart. In 2002. KOBETHREE is the third generation of a long-term partnership. The KOBE signature line is poised for growth in 2002 and the product strategy.com/Originals was launched at the same time along with comprehensive retail and PR initiatives. design and performance will continue to support this goal in the longer term. while maintaining essential performance features. adidas Originals are the perfect fusion of heritage sport authenticity and global street style. An accompanying website www. positive. The mission is to capture style leaders in the key basketball market. Originals Focus on Lifestyle The Original division allows adidas to increase its reach into the lifestyle market.
adidas Equipment will target 25. Equipment The world of sports and athletes has changed a lot in the past decade. Adding a New Dimension adidas Equipment will give brand adidas a new dimension in image and push the brand into an exciting premium segment. targeting new distribution channels and working with the best of adidas¶ established retail partners. a theme interpreted in all categories. Aesthetics plays a much more significant role in sports and with athletes than it did in the past. Originals Stores in Key Metropoles To underscore the unique product placement that adidas believes is essential to maximizing the potential of adidas Originals with relevant lifestyle consumers. To meet the needs of this demanding and quickly growing segment. As new silhouettes and styles make their way from the style setters to the larger marketplace. Athletes have become more stylish and that has strong impacts on adidas¶ consumer base. print and multimedia activities that will support the division. sport is not only about winning and losing but also about entertainment and fashion. Motion is the connection between all these products. therefore branded products rank high. The adidas Equipment product range combines sport demands and feel with cutting-edge aesthetic design. The division¶s primary focus will be on footwear. Making Products More Meaningful Lifestyle and fashion influences can no longer be ignored when it comes to sport. the brand will aggressively build up the lifestyle apparel and accessories business. An additional store is planned to open in the United States in 2002. adidas will continue to offer exclusive low-volume. Designs will be subtle and products will be targeted for both ³on and off the court´ use by consumers. To build a premium label.opportunity exists for Originals products. At the same time. Innovations in design mean a lot to them because their life-styles are sophisticated and demanding. adidas will invest in a fully-integrated marketing program to be launched in Spring 2003. The tool-box of marketing instruments will consist of public relations. adidas Equipment will pre-launch a unique line of premium footwear and apparel in Fall/Winter 2002. Today. . high-image pieces to top-end consumers. These venues provide the ideal stage for the Originals concept at retail and allow the brand to initiate new trends through direct contact with consumers. Product quality is an important buying parameter.to 40-year-old working professionals who understand and appreciate sport. adidas Originals stores were opened in Berlin and Tokyo in 2001. longer-term success requires careful distribution of the right products to the right retailers and consumers.
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