When you're the smallest nation to ever compete on the world's biggest stage, how do you support your team on their first ever trip to the World Cup? You stick to your roots as a humble, friendly nation and invite the rest of the world to join your team, and in doing so helping them learn a little more about Iceland, it's people, and it's products.
We launched #TeamIceland with an official invitation from the President and First Lady of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Eliza Reid in their official home, Besastaðir.
When someone joined #TeamIceland at teamiceland.com, they got a jersey with their Icelandic last name and their official #TeamIceland number. They could share their jersey on their social feeds or order customize a jersey from the 66° North Football Capsule Collection with their #TeamIceland last name.
As the nation got ready for the World Cup, we released a social video featuring Icelanders of all stripes getting ready for the game, starring Icelandic comedians Steindi Jr and Anna Svava.
We supported this film with a series of short videos inviting specific countries that didn't have a team in this year's World Cup to join #TeamIceland.
And just before Iceland played their first-ever match against Argentina, we released a film showing Steindi teaching Argentinians everywhere to cheer for #TeamIceland, albeit under slightly dubious circumstances.
Creative Directors: Daniel Bremmer, George Bryant. Creatives: Jonathan Grant, Edda Kentish, Egill Þórðarson, Magnus Magnusson, Einar Guðmundsson. Director: Allan Sigurðsson. Performer: Steindi Jr, Anna Svava