Puma, ‿ and us and BlackBox set new benchmark in the world of sport with new Al Hilal campaign
Posted on 2023 Sep,05  | By ArabAd's staff

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A new era of football has been ignited in Saudi Arabia, with the rise of the world’s greatest players being selected to play for the most indomitable club: Al Hilal Football Club. This is Saudi Arabia’s most respected and feared football club, which has recently set the stage for global sensations such as Neymar, Mitrović, Malcom, Koulibaly, Rúben Neves, and Milinković-Savić. Obviously, this was just a taste of what the club was up to.

and us agency and BlackBox Studio in partnership with Puma, saw this as an opportunity to produce a captivating campaign, unlike any other seen before in the worlds of sport and entertainment, for Al Hilal Saudi Football Club.

With the launch of this season’s 3rd kit on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, the core idea of this powerful campaign drew its inspiration from the club's name, "Al Hilal," which in Arabic translates to "the crescent," symbolizing the club’s relentless strive for progress, unity, and resilience.

“Introducing Al Hilal’s striking new 3rd kit in bold black, the campaign heralds a new lunar phase, symbolizing the club's adaptability and readiness for fresh beginnings and challenges,” remarks Ricardo Amaral, Team Head of Marketing GCC at PUMA.

The result is a visionary campaign, driven by a formidable film, that rekindles the passion for the industries of sports and entertainment, seamlessly aligning the moon's eternal cycles with Al Hilal's unwavering pursuit of excellence, uniting supporters in pride and solidarity, to create and rewrite history once again.

Achieved perfectly by capturing the essence of Al Hilal's new jersey, the dominant bold black and dark blue hues have been redefined and repositioned as an ever-present symbol of strength and tradition. The voice over and the manifesto text add futher intensity to the overall look and feel of the film.

“We wanted to create a body of work that reflects the new energy and vibes in the world of sport and entertainment today, anchored in Saudi Arabia through the great opportunity Puma and Al Hilal have introduced to us. The result marks a new and exceptional standard of work, that we hope attracts more interest in elevating the marketing and communication of sport and entertainment to higher ground, in parallel to the ambition of Saudi Arabia,” says Fadi Yaish, CEO and Creative Chairman of And Us Group.

With the club’s remarkable transformation over the summer, highlighted by the notable international signings and a record-setting number of titles and trophies within Saudi Arabia and Asia, it's evident that this campaign marks the beginning of a new chapter, building upon the club's iconic history, leading into the next, unparalleled streak of triumph.

As the team gunning for success in the Saudi Pro League, the King Cup, the AFC Champions League, the Arab Club Champions Cup and the Super Cup, the Al Hilal kit is launched with a film that not only highlights the tenacious side of Saudi’s most feared, and respected, football team, but also blends art, tradition, and innovation, to commemorate this significant milestone.

Saymon Medeiros, Creative Director of and us, adds, “The accompanying film for this campaign mirrors the indomitable spirit of Al Hilal Saudi Football Club, urging everyone to raise their heads and open their eyes to the journey ahead. Al Hilal is the crescent moon, creating ripples that drives the club forward, casting darkness over rivals, while illuminating the sky for the fans.”