The biggest night in Gildan's marketing history will be a one-night stand—at least when it comes to the theme of its ad.
The apparel marketer just released the teaser below for its debut Super Bowl spot, and it features a scruffy young man trying to make a graceful exit after waking up in a stranger's bedroom after a night of debauchery.
The full spot won't be released until the game, but the company gave Adweek a synopsis. As the man make his getaway without waking up the girl, he realizes he's left behind his favorite T-shirt. He weighs the pros and cons of going back to get it. The spot ends with the line: "It's about time you had a favorite T-shirt."
The ad is aimed at consumers 17-30. It was created by ad agency DeVito/Verdi, which is also making its Super Bowl debut.
The Gildan brand is moving beyond tourist T-shirts and sweatshirts and into the consumer arena, with Gildan T-shirts, underwear and hoodies now being sold at retails chains including Kmart, Kohl's, Shopko, Target and Walmart.