Gap Celebrates Spreading Love with the ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ Holiday Campaign starring Leon Bridges
Bridges leads Gap into the holiday season to create an uplifting moment with his rendition of “Now that We Found Love”
NEW YORK – October 2018 – Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today announces the holiday ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ campaign starring Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges doing what he does best by capturing the holiday spirit in song and dance alongside a group of individuals drawn to his magnetic energy. The Gap Holiday 2018 campaign is meant to transcend the edgy climate of today by spreading love and driving positive change to demonstrate that feeling good and doing good go together.
The hero campaign video features Bridges moving to the rhythm in a blank space that is brought to life with oversized Gap crazy stripes that come together to form a path, leading him and the rest of the cast on a journey of good and generosity. Directed by accomplished music video director Emil Nava, the video embraces the magic of the holidays with the entire cast outfitted in classic Gap denim paired with colorful knits and bright stripes. Through a soulful rendition of The O'Jays original version of “Now That We Found Love,” Bridges creates a feel good moment that is perfectly accompanied by choreographed moves of the entire cast.
“Music, dance, fashion and personal style are my big passions in life, so getting to work with Gap on this campaign that ties all of those elements together is epic,” said Bridges. “I grew up watching all of their diverse, music based commercials, and they were just the coolest. Getting to be in one myself is wild and it’s a dream to lead the brand into the season, especially with a song that has a message of love.”
Launching on November 1, the campaign spans television, mobile, social, in store and digital. The television spots will air on major networks and be incorporated into high impact moments, including digital takeovers on Vevo, Hulu and Spotify with priority on live viewing moments within the NFL and the season’s top-rated programs.
“For Gap, holiday is all about the feeling of giving and coming together to celebrate the season with loved ones. This year especially, we want everyone to feel the love by lifting spirits with Leon’s harmonious take on this anthem,” said Gap chief marketing officer Craig Brommers. “Leon’s soulful voice and charismatic rhythm, styled in Gap’s signature crazy stripes, created an undeniable energy brought to life in this moment of positivity and cheer, bound to spread love.”
For more information on ‘Meet Me in the Gap,' visit gap.com.
Gap is one of the world's most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style. Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap's collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends. Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand's about 1,600 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women's and Men's apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections. The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix and Hill City. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.