Building on a relationship that began in January 2012, Hanson Dodge Creative (HDC) and U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds today launched the first in a series of videos highlighting a never-before seen perspective into the life and mindset of an Olympian (see here). The series will provide a glimpse into the mind of a world-class athlete on the topics of sponsorship regulations, branding, social media and even his perspective as an active outdoorsman.
The video series arrives just prior to what many are calling the first personal Olympics, where fans can tune in to the events they want and truly create a personalized experience using on-demand capabilities. It’s also being dubbed the first social media Olympics, as more so than in previous games, athletes will be able to connect directly to their fans with vehicles like Facebook and Twitter.
The first in the series of videos debuts just days prior to the United States Track and Field Association’s 2012 Olympic Trials, where Symmonds will compete for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. He is the leading 800-meter runner in the U.S., holding the fastest time in the 800-meter race this year with a time of 1:44:32, set in late May at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.
Symmonds was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team that competed in the Beijing games. He began his relationship with HDC in January 2012 when America’s leading active lifestyle agency was the winner of Nick’s “Your Twitter Handle on an Olympian” eBay auction. An active outdoorsmen, he personifies the types of athletes and brands that Hanson Dodge Creative works with, those with a passion for making the world more active through hunting, fishing, running and other active lifestyle pursuits. Since January, HDC has worked closely with Symmonds to revamp his website – www.nicksymmonds.com - while also identifying national platforms for him to share his story and perspective on these topics.
Hanson Dodge Creative is America’s leading active lifestyle agency. The full-service firm specializes in helping global brands attain market leadership through the strategic integration of world-class branding, relationship marketing, social media, e-commerce and advanced interactive technology. Clients include Wilson Sporting Goods, Trek, Wolverine, Briggs & Riley Travelware, Thule and Kmart. Established in 1984, Hanson Dodge Creative is located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. For more information, call 414.347.1266 or visit www.hansondodge.com.