Compadre executive creative director Curtis Doss and his team filmed onsite in Las Vegas with the competitors themselves
Creative marketing agency Compadre is making a big impression with its show open for Power Slap, the world’s leading regulated and sanctioned slap fighting promotion. To create this pre-show segment for live events, Compadre executive creative director Curtis Doss and his team filmed onsite in Las Vegas with the competitors themselves, crafting a 90-second opening sequence that contains all the anticipation, drama, and raw power of this wholly unique sporting experience.
Compadre designed the show open with a modular structure, creating original content and a toolkit that provided Power Slap with the flexibility to build and swap out variables, such as archival Power Slap footage, as the lineup of featured competitors and fights changes per event. Curtis notes that Dana White and his team’s proven ability to build a globally recognised brand made them an ideal partner for Compadre.
“The client had a brand book in hand, but were otherwise quite open and receptive to our interpretation,” recalled Curtis. “It was clear that we were all on the same page, trying to capture this moment of mental intensity and the gladiator mindset. It was an incredibly collaborative process.”