Perfecting the Journey

TUMI’s most viewed global brand campaign to date.

In preparing for their first-ever global brand campaign, TUMI engaged Stink Studios to elevate the existing platform they called “Perfecting the Journey.” While a brand film was the cornerstone, we knew that a richer product story could be told by bolstering the film with an integrated campaign. To do this, we revisited the entire strategy behind the types of content TUMI produced – and how they all worked together – which resulted in TUMI’s most-viewed brand film to date and a 26% awareness lift.

Our strategy work led to the insight that TUMI's well-considered products helped reduce the inevitable friction of the travel experience, in turn contributing to a lifetime of freer journeys. Through a journey with Zoë Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz to their family's home on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, we created a film that explores how exchange between generations defines a life well lived.

Working with our partners at TUMI, we analyzed their content strategy, the relationship between brand and product, and the culture and internal infrastructures that brought these things to life. We then worked with our media partners and TUMI’s regional market managers to execute a rollout plan that delivered the elements of our campaign story into the context of the everyday, ranging from digital OOH in Seoul to connected TV ads during the Super Bowl.

The visual language for this seasonal campaign – called “Horizons” – presents the photography captured in conjunction with the film in a style that matches the timelessness of the Alpha 3 product. We employed it to design over 250 unique assets appearing across TUMI.com, digital ads, print, OOH, in-store, and both TUMI and talent organic social channels.

Campaign guidelines – both digital and print – were developed as a leave behind for the variety of teams at TUMI responsible for extending the visual language into other internal initiatives, media applications, and regional market needs.

The four-month campaign resulted in a 26% awareness lift, with our film garnering 181.2M impressions (+24% over plan), 64.8M video views > :03 (+125% over plan), 34.8M video completions, and 313.7k total clicks to site (+233% over plan).

  • +26%Global Awareness Lift

  • 64.8MVideo Views

  • Eliot Rausch
    Director, Stink Films