Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reebok Launches New Phase of Its Be More Human Campaign Featuring Ronda Rousey

Reebok Launches New Phase Of Its Be More Human Campaign Featuring Ronda Rousey
One of the world's most inspirational women celebrates the perfection of imperfection in the fight against complacency, through the #PERFECTNEVER movement

Ronda Rousey isn’t perfect, nor has she ever claimed to be. Being perfect isn’t as powerful as being human. See what Ronda has to say about the ideal of perfection then visit https://www.reebok.com/perfectnever to hear more from her and other female ...

NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, global fitness brand Reebok reveals its new chapter of its powerful Be More Human campaign, #PerfectNever, which celebrates the perfection of imperfection and symbolizes Reebok's approach to self-betterment. Shot by acclaimed director Anthony Mandler, the poignant video captures athlete Ronda Rousey at her most raw and real, as she shatters the illusion of perfection and empowers women to be the best version of themselves.

Watch the video here: Reebok.com/PerfectNever

With a heritage firmly rooted in women's fitness, the campaign honors Reebok's longstanding commitment to pushing boundaries for women and reflects the brand's ethos of Be More Human – pushing yourself out of your limits to maximize your human potential. Rousey's compelling life story is a true representation of how inner strength and determination drives you to be the best that you can be.

Exemplifying Reebok's brand values throughout the campaign, Rousey displays the vulnerability it takes to put everything on the line, and how failure has benefits that perfection cannot offer – new experiences, new challenges and the freedom to work towards unlocking our true potential. Executed with a simplistic rawness that serves to emphasize Rousey's grit, director Anthony Mandler encapsulates the dichotomy of her personality as she transitions from glamorous Hollywood starlet to the instinctive, resilient fighter that is the real Ronda Rousey.

"There are a lot of unrealistic standards being put on everyone. I think it's good to have examples out there who say, 'You know what, not everyone is always going to like you, but life will go on, you'll be OK and you can still love yourself,'" said Rousey while on the set for the new #PerfectNever campaign.

While today's culture drives us to strive towards perfection, the message at the core of #PerfectNever is Reebok's Be More Human, which encourages us to discover our breaking point; only when you fail repeatedly can you grow. Despite being under the spotlight of a global audience, Rousey continues to reject the idea of being perfect and is an unapologetic example of the women who are defying public pressure and expectations.

"The acceptance of criticism is part of who I am," continued Rousey. "People either hate my guts or really, really, like me. And I'm OK with that."

Yan Martin, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Reebok, says, "Be More Human is about pushing ourselves and testing our limits to become better versions of ourselves, not only transforming our bodies, but our entire lives. We believe that potential is perpetual and limitless; everyone's journey of change is in a constant state of evolution; mentally, emotionally and socially. #PerfectNever brings this belief to life through Ronda Rousey, a true champion who knows about the expectations and limitations of perfection. Ronda breaks free from the restraints of being 'perfect'. She doesn't let setbacks define who she is, instead, she sees them as opportunities to do better, to fight better, and to push herself towards greater rewards and achievements."

The campaign is a continuation of the Reebok Be More Human marketing platform, a rally cry for people to live up to their full potential, and continues the global fitness brand's mission to change how people perceive and experience fitness.

To see Ronda's unmistakable confidence in action, head to Reebok.com/PerfectNever.

About Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it's training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand's fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the Reebok CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills.

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Video - https://youtu.be/RZNFH-jH-eo
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160712/388779

CONTACT: For more information or imagery, visit @Reebok or contact: Michele.barmash@reebok.com; Paul.anastasiadis@mcsaatchi.com

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