Tennis is hard to match when it comes to the power of social media: only the NBA and soccer have more average followers per player, according to exclusive research from PMK BNC. And with the U.S. Open set for later this summer, tennis' social media season is in full swing.
Robinsons isn't the only British brand drafting off Andy Murray's historic win at Wimbledon yesterday. The Adidas ad above, posted to Twitter, is nice and simple and a worthy tribute. The tennis star's other sponsors, including Head and RBS, also congratulated their man on Twitter.
Britain had to wait 77 years—until Sunday's win by Andy Murray—to celebrate another British male singles champion at Wimbledon. So, BBH London should feel fortunate that it had to wait only four years to add the proper ending to its now-famous Wimbledon commercial for Robinsons drinks. The spot, which dreams of the day when a British player would once again win the prestigious London tennis tournament, was originally put together in 2009. Murray made it to the semifinals that year, losing to Andy Roddick. He made it to the semifinals in each of the following two years as well, reaching the final in 2012, only to fall to Roger Federer. This year, finally, he triumphed—over Novak Djokovic. "Worth the wait, wasn't it?" says BBH's newly added voiceover at the end.brightcove.createExperiences(); I did not. Maybe the trophy will get lucky tonight! RT @jode_d @andy_murray did you go to sleep with the trophy in bed next to you? #AskAndy — Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 8, 2013