We had a huge involvement in the Rugby World Cup from start to finish, touching nearly all aspects of the rugby union world championship.
Rugby World Cup 2015
Since 2014, we had a team embedded within the organising committee at the Rugby World Cup Twickenham offices and a dedicated CSM Live Rugby World Cup Delivery team. Our initial involvement started with the creative identity of the event. We took the initial brand concept of two inter-linking ovals together with the brand colours and turned this into England 2015’s creative strategy and design.
We created a complete suite of design and drew up the strategy on how they would be applied to the ticketing, spectator journey, stadia, buses, transport hubs as well as city dressing and the kit of parts, including fence scrim, barrier jackets, poster decals and bunting for all 13 tournament venues. We also had the responsibility of covering and removing any existing sponsor logos and commercial signage before any stadia branding started.
Overall we played an integral part in one of the most spectacular world sporting events and one of the most extraordinary fan experiences. Our artwork studio produced over 10,000 individual artworks to the exact requirements of each and every item, and we have managed the production, installation and de-rig of over 16,000 items. This involved delivering major banner and unique branding for 10 out of the 13 tournament stadia, including Twickenham and the Olympic Stadium. Within this, we produced all the wayfinding and functional signage to direct spectators to, from and around the venues to create an overall Look and Feel that transformed the stadia and wowed spectator and fans around the world.
In addition to this, we delivered LED Twitterwalls on two 20 metre high pillars dominating the West Stand concourse at Twickenham. This engaged visitors to the ground by displaying humorous content, greeting teams upon arrival with personalised animations, congratulating the winning team with digital confetti, and enabling fans to connect and show their experiences via social media. Outside of the stadia, we produced city dressing around all 13 venues, created and installed the spectacular ‘Welcome to Twickenham’ for the Rugby World Cup displayed at Twickenham Bridge, and delivered fan zones across the country to create a great atmosphere for fans to watch and enjoy both the matches and the various activations planned within the zones.