Today, global sports company PUMA officially announced a multi-year partnership with Grammy-winning artist J.Cole with a short film and TV commercial that was concepted and co-directed by Cole himself. The theme of the spot speaks to never abandoning one’s dream, despite the obstacles faced or time passed. The commercial was a joint PUMA x Dreamville production and will air during Sunday’s NBA All-Star game on TNT.
PUMA has tapped Cole because of his connection to basketball, fashion and music culture. “Our partnership with Cole is deep-rooted,” said Adam Petrick, Global Director of Brand & Marketing at PUMA. “Cole’s involved in product creation, marketing campaigns and cultural guidance. He is going to be a key player in many of the things we do at PUMA moving forward and we’re excited to work with him not only on a product level but even more importantly as one of our athletes. Cole sits at the intersection of music and sport and represents everything that PUMA stands for as a brand.”
This announcement comes right before PUMA’s newest Hoops silhouette, the Sky Dreamer, hits shelves on February 13. The Sky Dreamer is a relaunch of the original style, the Sky LX, worn on-court in the ‘80s. It now returns to basketball nearly four decades later with a heritage-inspired mid-top silhouette infused with a touch of today’s style, including a Dreamville “Dreamer” emblem, which draws inspiration from Cole’s brand, Dreamville. This new sneaker will be worn on and off the court by PUMA Hoops athletes and has already been spotted on J.Cole over the past few months. The Sky Dreamer is the first of many Hoops products that Cole will be involved in before dropping his own Dreamer footwear and apparel coming later this year with PUMA.
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For 70 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Basketball, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 13,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. Follow @PUMA for more product stories and find all of PUMA’s latest news on about.puma.com.