If a Levi’s ad had a one-night stand with a Dos Equis commercial and the lovechild was baptized by a former Abercrombie art director, this “Equinox Made Me Do It” campaign by W+K New York would be the result. Equinox’s sensual shenanigans – mainly, turning gym memberships into sex – has graduated from bad joke that everyone is in on to an accepted norm at this point. The over-the-top sexuality even made its way into Aziz Ansari’s most recent standup special. But the appeal seems to be growing: gyms have spread across the country, celebrities are frequent guests, and Equinox now boasts a “Best Gym” award from a handful of publications including Fitness Magazine. The accolades should come in handy as people line up to sign up for a New Year’s resolution gym membership. So should the pretty people running naked on big billboards. If you live in a city with an Equinox gym, get ready to see butts.
The “Made Me Do It” campaign is W+K’s first work for Equinox, but you probably couldn’t tell the difference, because the gym is still selling the same amount of sex. And why shouldn’t they? While copycat fitness centers fight against each other, Equinox separated itself from the competition by rethinking the old adage of less is more. Credits after the jump.
Interactive Creative Director Gary Van Dzura
Copywriter Nick Kaplan
Art Director Cyrus Coulter
Head of Content Production Lora Shulson
Brand Strategist Erik Hanson
Business Affairs Quentin Perry
Director/Director of Photography Hugo Stenson
-Photographer/Co-Director Robert Wyatt
Editorial Company Rock Paper Scissors
Editor Carlos Arias
Post Producer Lisa Barnable
Post Executive Producer Eve Kornblum
Telecine Company Company 3
Colorist Tom Poole
Mix Company Heard City
Mixer Eric Warzecha
Assistant Engineer Jeremy Siegel
Producer Sasha Awn
Flame Artist Edward Reina
Flame Producer Melanie Gagliano
Flame Assistant Jazmine Venegas
Music Company Good Ear Music Supervision
Music Supervisor Andrew Kahn
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