Mustoes in debut work for Dr Martens

Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy is launching its debut work for Dr Martens next month with a global branding campaign for its Open Airware range.

Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy is launching its debut work for Dr

Martens next month with a global branding campaign for its Open Airware

range.



A press and poster campaign promoting the range of sandals will run in

the style press in the UK, France and the US. There will also be a

poster campaign in the US, which is the company’s biggest market.



The work has been inspired by the observation that many people loathe

feet - particularly their own. Mustoe Merriman’s campaign juxtaposes

images of bare feet with those wearing the Dr Martens sandals.



Next to the feet appear the words ’ugly’ and ’beautiful’, ’cold’ and

’cool’, and ’problem’ and ’solution’. All three executions are signed

off with the line: ’Dr Martens has the cure.’



Jo Ford, the account director at Mustoe Merriman, said: ’Dr Martens

don’t just make black boots. They have some great new designs that will

come as a surprise to those who think they know all there is to know

about the brand. It’s our job to showcase the new range while making

people realise that there is far more to Dr Martens than punk rock and

teenage rebellion.’



Dr Martens appointed Mustoe Merriman to its international account in

November last year, ending a six-month relationship with TBWA GGT Simons

Palmer.



TBWA had been charged with the task of launching the famous shoe brand’s

first major advertising campaign to run across its core markets in

Europe and the US.



The company, owned by the R Griggs Group, is expanding its portfolio of

brands in a bid to take on the global trainer giants such as Nike and

Adidas.



The latest campaign was written by Paul Diver and art directed by Alan

Morrice. Photography was by Frank Herdolt with typography by Tim

Lewis.



Media planning and buying is by Manning Gottlieb Media.



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