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Reebok Gets Into the Bacon Business, Catering to CrossFitters' Sizzling Indulgence Brand ships meat to athletes and takes it on the road

It's a big week for that neighbor of yours who can do a hundred pull-ups and toss tractor tires 20 yards. The CrossFit Games kicks off this week, and to celebrate, Reebok is releasing a new product: Reebok Bacon.

CrossFitters as a whole are notorious for also abiding by a Paleo diet, which allows and praises the consumption of smoky, savory strips of tasty bacon.  

The sneaker brand, once thought of as a go-to for mall walkers, has revamped its image to cater to a hipper, younger crowd, and there's no doubt that bacon has taken on a cult-like status in recent years. 

Reebok Bacon was created by agency Venables Bell & Partners, which notes: "In sticking with Paleo recommendations, Reebok Bacon is uncured and contains no nitrates, preservatives, MSG or sweeteners. Packaging in dry ice will keep the bacon refrigerated until recipients throw it in the skillet." 

Beyond sending packages directly to athletes and others in the community, Reebok will have a physical presence at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games with its very own Reebok Bacon Box—a food truck handing out bacon-based menu items to CrossFit Games attendees. While it's tapping into what I feel is a little bit of an overdone trend (I'm over the bacon thing, the mustache thing, the bacon-as-a-mustache thing), Reebok Bacon will likely be a hit for CrossFit diehards. 

 

CREDITS:
Client: Reebok
Brand: Crossfit Community Activation
Agency: Venables Bell & Partners
Executive Creative Directors: Paul Venables, Will McGinness
Creative Director: Erich Pfeifer
Associate Creative Director: Eric Boyd
Design Director: Cris Logan
Lead Designer: Michael Sison
Art Director: Byron Del Rosario
Copywriter: Meredith Karr
Designer: Jarrett Carr
Interactive Designer: Jarrett Carr
Head of Strategy: Michael Davidson
Communications Strategy Director: Beatrice Liang
Brand Strategist: Jake Bayham
Technical Director: Lucas Shuman
Production House: Freestyle MKTG, MKTG
Director of Integrated Production: Craig Allen
Director of Interactive Production: Manjula Nadkarni
Experiential Producer: Natalie Stone
Production Coordinator: Megan Wasserman
Digital Producer: Ashley Smith
Account Manager: Ashton Atlas
Project Managers: Daniela Contreras, Shannon Duncan 

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