CLIENT MANAGEMENT: Sandrine Conseiller, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Mylène Atlan, Stéphanie Tournier
AGENCY: BETC Paris
AGENCY MANAGEMENT: Bertille Toledano, Fanny Buisseret, Benjamin Veaute
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Rémi Babinet
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Antoine Choque
COPYWRITER: Céline Mazza, Olivier Aumard
ART DIRECTOR: Jonathan Baudet-Botella
AD ASSISTANT: Benoît Ferran
STATEGIC PLANNER: Céline Mazza
HEAD OF ACTIVATION STRATEGY: Julien Levêque
PRODUCER: Karine Manzic
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ALLSO
PRODUCER: Franck Annese
Published: March 2018
The Lacoste crocodile is one of the world’s most iconic logos, proudly displayed on the brands famous polos for the past 85 years. The story behind the crocodile pays homage to founder René Lacoste who earned his nickname thanks to his tenacity on the tennis court. For the first time in the brand's history BETC has initiated a change of the logo. However, we’re not talking about a rebranding but a call to action in which Lacoste brings attention to the global state of biodiversity and animal rights. The Lacoste crocodile is making way for ten threatened animals in a collection of extremely limited-edition polo shirts. BETC has established a partnership between Lacoste and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). For 70 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Through its SOS - Save Our Species partnership, IUCN is coordinating frontline projects worldwide in order to help ensure the long-term survival of threatened species, their habitats and the people who depend on them.
For each species, the number of polo shirts produced corresponds to the number of individuals known to remain in the wild. Ranging from 30 examples for the Vaquita to 450 examples for the Anegada Rock Iguana; 1,775 polo shirts in total are launched during the brand's runway show at Paris Fashion Week today, Wednesday, and are available for sale online on the Lacoste website.
Each polo purchased helps to preserve these species worldwide.
With this campaign, Lacoste and BETC are proud to inaugurate a three-year partnership between the brand and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.