Michael Phelps’ Under Armour Ad Named Best of the Year 2016

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December 13th, 2016 Gear, Industry, News, Video

Under Armour ad “Rule Yourself” featuring GOAT Michael Phelps has been named the best of 2016 by Adweek.  The agency behind the ad was Drog5, and the director was Martin de Thurah.

As reported by Loretta Race when the ad was released:

Silence is golden in the newest Under Armour ad featuring 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps. The moving tribute to the grueling grind the greatest Olympian of all time goes through on a daily basis is set against the backdrop of the company’s new “Rule Yourself” campaign.

Be mesmerized by taking in Phelps’ extreme work ethic in the pool, in the weight room, even by the way the man sleeps, all aimed at sending the 30-year-old legend to his 5th and final Olympic Games. His facial expressions are raw, his sweat and grunts indicative of just how serious Phelps is this time around.

With The Kills’ “The Last Goodbye” playing in the background, viewers are compellingly drawn into the theme of “It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light.” Absolute chills.

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Chills every time. I will miss watching him compete. Definitely worthy of the title for this ad.


Love the ad

Lane Four

It means so much more now because the journey is done. The emotions I felt watching the commercial cannot be expressed with words.