Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant in Turkey

Pitting Messi against Kobe

To demonstrate Turkish Airlines’ tagline: “flying to more countries than any other airline” we created the ‘Widen Your World’ campaign and launched it in 21 languages and 170 countries as a consumer call-to-action to seek new opportunities and experience a brand new kind of world. We leveraged a pop-cultural phenomenon with the “Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout” using the world’s greatest footballer to challenge the world’s greatest basketball player to a battle of selfies. The result? The most viewed YouTube’s ad of all time, and fastest spreading commercial in their history.

Client: Turkish Airlines
Campaign: Kobe vs Messi: The Selfie Shootout