Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team has entered into a unique content-creation partnership with TikTok, who become the organisation’s Official Creator Partner.
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The TikTok logo will feature prominently on the team’s AMR21 car – on the driver headrest and inner Halo – and will be revealed at this week’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, July 16-18.
The partnership will see AMCF1 working with both TikTok’s in-house creatives and the platform’s own creative community to explore new and innovative ways to engage with the AMCF1 story – including exclusive social content on the team’s brand-new TikTok account @astonmartinf1.
TikTok will also launch a series of global hashtag challenges, including the #CatchChallenge, which will test users’ reactions to see if they have what it takes to match the likes of Formula One drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll; #DayInTheLifeOf will share behind-the-scenes content from the Formula One team, ranging from drivers and engineers to chefs; and #DidYouKnow will help educate and inform the TikTok community about the sport.
TikTok is fast becoming a destination for sport fandom and culture. There has been a huge rise in F1- and sport-focused content across the TikTok ecosystem, with almost 100 billion views on related hashtags. The platform offers a fully immersive experience, encouraging its community to share their passion and creative expression through short-form video.
The partnership will place additional focus on this year’s British and United States Grands Prix – key territories for both brands, and events where extra emphasis will be placed on creator-driven content.
Rob Bloom, Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with TikTok – a world-class content platform where we can further disrupt and innovate socially.
“At Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, we’re massively invested in developing and growing the contribution of the fans – and we know they’re becoming increasingly adept at building uniquely spun narratives around the teams and drivers they love. And, naturally, TikTok is the perfect home for this.
“At the heart of the brand’s ‘I / AM’ campaign is a spirit of co-creation – inviting fans to bring their thing and build this exciting new era together. Similarly, TikTok is built on the foundations of its Creators.
“In addition, there’s a feeling that creator-driven content within the sport still remains relatively untapped – working together, we can really galvanise the team’s passionate and inventive fan community to build a legacy of landmark social content across the TikTok platform.”
Harley Johnson, Sports Marketing Lead, TikTok EMEA, added: “We’re really looking forward to partnering with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team to develop and enhance creator-driven content to bring the fanbase to life in new and fun ways.
“This partnership further expands TikTok’s growth within the sports industry and gives us a fantastic opportunity to develop the platform and grow a new audience.
“We’re excited by the way AMCF1 has already developed its social channels, placing the fan at the centre of the experience, and we think the growth of its new TikTok channel will see further new opportunities as it deepens its relationship with not only TikTok but talented and inspired creators; helping to drive new perceptions of the sport amongst both current and future audiences.”