The hugely popular actor has been signed to appear in Skechers 2021/22 campaigns across six key growth territories of the brand: Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam
Malaysia, 7 October 2021 – Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™ and a global leader in lifestyle and performance footwear, is proud to announce Park Seo Jun as its Regional Brand Ambassador for Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In his newly-appointed role, the well-acclaimed South Korean actor will front the 2021/22 campaigns of six key growth markets for Skechers. Park Seo Jun’s first official appearance will be in the key campaign for Skechers D’Lites 4.0 collection, one of the brand’s best-selling unisex styles since its debut in 2007, as well as Stamina Airy, a lightweight, super comfortable sneaker range with Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole.
Holding high regard to the appointment, Park Seo Jun said, “I feel very honoured and happy to be the new Skechers Regional Brand Ambassador. Shoes are important for people like me, who are always on the move. I strongly recommend Skechers, which is not only stylish, but also really comfortable to wear! I can’t wait to share my favourite Skechers looks with everyone and hope all of you will like them too!”
Park Seo Jun made his debut in the South Korean entertainment industry in 2011 when he appeared in the music clip of Bang Yong-guk’s single titled ‘I Remember’. Some of his best-known works, to date, are for his roles in television series, such as Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Itaewon Class (2020) and Record of Youth (2020), among others.
Over the last decade, Park Seo Jun has demonstrated incredible acting range and determination to continually embrace challenges and improve on his craft, which have landed him in high-profile roles of dramas and movies, including the highly-anticipated American superhero film, ‘The Marvels’. Combined with boyish good looks and innate charisma, his immense popularity has transcended language, age and geographical boundaries.
In addition to being an all-rounded “Hoon-Nam” (or charming and kind-hearted person) with strong work ethics,Park Seo Jun’s clean-cut, down-to-earth and versatile personal style aligns with Skechers’ long-standing brand equity of offering ultimate comfort with style. From sporty shoes that perfectly fit into his always on-the-move schedule and fitness regime to casual sandals for fuss-free days and special collaboration collections that add an extra charm to his personality, Skechers brings out the many facets of Park Seo Jun and helps him explore the different pursuits that life brings, in comfort and style.
“With the shorter and fragmented attention span of consumers today, it is important that a brand ambassador, besides having a positive, well-liked image, is a role model who is multi-dimensional, driven and inspiring so as to empower our consumers to do more, be more and live more. With the need to connect with Skechers’ consumers across six different markets, having an ambassador with broad appeal is paramount. Park Seo Jun certainly ticks all the boxes for us,” said Mr Cedrick Tan, Skechers Senior Vice President – Greater China & Southeast Asia / Regional Head Hong Kong.
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“We are very excited about this regional partnership with Park Seo Jun as it is a good opportunity to not only showcase the versatility, comfort and style of Skechers footwear and apparel through his personality and lifestyle, but to also inspire our consumers to find their comfort zones and redefine their style with Skechers. We also want to expand our brand presence as one of the leading athleisure brands in the region,” added Mr Tan.
Past Skechers brand ambassadors from South Korea include boyband EXO, the now-disbanded girl group SISTAR and rapper Zico; as well as Bruneian actor and singer, Wu Zun, to name a few.
Find Your New Comfort Zone With Skechers, starring Park Seo Jun
The first video campaign, starring Park Seo Jun as the new Skechers Regional Brand Ambassador, is titled ‘Find Your New Comfort Zone with Skechers’. It shows Park Seo Jun breaking out from the monotony with the aim to inspire consumers to embrace life’s fluidity and venture into new possibilities as they come – all while dressing in style and comfort.
The fast-paced, energetic video opens with a dapper-looking Park Seo Jun in an executive suit, interacting with a black and white anamorphic environment and pushing the boundaries with his style wearing the latest in the best-selling footwear series – Skechers D’Lites 4.0.
As the scene changes between the black and white and colourful backgrounds, Park Seo Jun displays swift agility, power and strength as he jumps effortlessly to a perfect landing in a pair of sporty Stamina Airy sneakers and wearing an athletic Skechers sweatshirt combi. As he moves along and negotiates the graphic shapes, he switches back into his black and white ensemble with a zoom-in on the bold D’Lites 4.0 sneakers on his feet as a closing frame.
This campaign will launch across the six markets soon on various media and marketing platforms, namely television, print, online, social media, as well as in-store and outdoor advertising.