SAN FRANCISCO, CA
In a product category saturated with over-the-top advertising, Under Armour wanted to do something that would separate them from the pack. They wanted an activation that was futuristic, awe-inspiring, and that had never been done before – something that would catapult the new Steph Curry sneakers to the forefront of the consumer’s minds.
The Pineapple Agency decided that utilizing drones would create the buzz that Under Armour was looking for. TPA partnered with the top drone pilots in the country and came up with a plan for a digital scavenger hunt that would deliver limited edition Curry 4 sneakers directly to the consumer’s feet.
On a wildly windy day in December The Pineapple Agency launched ten drones off a yacht in the San Francisco Bay. The yacht rocked and weaved as the drones took off into the air carrying sneakers. Meanwhile, fans took to our custom digital platform to uncover the hidden drop zones that were sprinkled throughout the San Francisco area. Guests arrived at the drop zones to place their sneaker orders on iPads that sat in custom branded phone booths. Within minutes the sneakers rounded the horizon and the drones dropped the sneakers directly to the fan.