William Shatner Joins Dennis Rodman, Angry Reaction Guy and Others in Funny Planet Fitness Spot

Publicis New York and Le Truc have developed a funny new campaign for Planet Fitness pitching its various health benefits and “Judgement-Free Zone” featuring William Shatner, Dennis Rodman, Tik Tok’s Angry Reaction guy, along with Jane Krakowski, and Jeff Meacham.

Titled ‘Feel Fitacular,’ focuses on the judgment-free way that sets Planet Fitness apart from body-conscious, weight-focused competitors, says the brand, helping people overcome ‘gymtimidation’ and spotlight the post-workout high in a light-hearted way.

The quirky mix of celebrity cameos makes for a fun 45-second spot.

 
 

“This country is in the midst of a mental health crisis and working out — even just a brisk walk on the treadmill — is a powerful way of combating stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Planet Fitness is making fitness (and the emotional benefits that come with it) accessible to everyone for just $10 per month,” said Erica Roberts, chief creative officer, Publicis NY.

“If it can make @AngryReactionsGuy from Tik Tok less angry and Jane Krakowski less melodramatic, imagine the impact it could have on the thousands of people struggling with their mental health.”

 
 

The work marks the first creative effort for the brand since Publicis Groupe’s bespoke Team Lift was named AOR in September.

Credits

Production
Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Andreas Nilsson
Ep/Owner: Shawn Lacy Tessaro
Ep: Holly Vega
Line Producer: Jay Veal
Editorial (Brand)
Edit Company: Arcade Edit
Editor: Dave Anderson
Editorial (Promo)
Edit Company: Harbor Picture Company
Editors: Sean Mcgrath/Steve Evans

Vfx
Vfx: Bacon
Producer: Mia Lalanne
Finish
Finishing And Mix: Harbor Picture Company

Music
Original Music: Beacon

Agency
Ceo: Carla Serrano
CCO: Erica Roberts
CCO, Le Truc: Andy Bird
ECD: Grant Mason
CD: Alan Wilson
CD: Peter Defries
CD, Le Truc: Evan Schultz
CD Design: Ian Mccallister
Hop: Tim Legallo
EP/Post: Daniel Roversi
Sr Producer: Danielle Hallack
Head Of BA: Robin Oksenhendler
BA Manager: Yaritza Acevedo
GAD: Alex Mailman
AD: Micardo Celicourt

Planet Fitness
Chief Marketing Officer, Jeremy Tucker
VP of National Marketing, Jamie Medeiros
Director, Brand Marketing, Carrie Anderson
Sr. Manager, Creative Mktg & Strategy, Lindsay Pour

 

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