International Soccer Icon Lionel Messi Stars in Samsung 'Design Your Life' Advertisement

SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. has released the second television advertisement in its global “Design Your Life” integrated campaign, which follows unique individuals as they bring their passions to life using GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear.

The ad, entitled Messi’s Note (“The Developer,”) combines classic storytelling, modern technology and striking audio and visuals to create a cinematic experience that illustrates Lionel Messi’s passion for the sport of soccer and the possibilities that are opened by an

entirely new mobile experience.

Featuring chart-topper “Royals” from New Zealand pop star Lorde, as sung by a chorus of children, “The Developer” follows a mysterious character who enters an unnamed and desolate town with unclear motivations. As he moves through the grim and empty streets, the youth of the city become intrigued and begin to follow him. As the man winds through the twisted back alleys of the city, he uses his GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear to spearhead a secret project.

He issues verbal orders into the GALAXY Gear upon his wrist, purchases an abandoned plot of land, authorises an army of heavy equipment to begin building and watches abandoned buildings being demolished on the GALAXY Note 3 in his palm. The children eagerly watching the man begin to signal to their friends that something amazing is happening. As youths begin to emerge from their homes, they sprint to the construction site and arrive

at a stunning new field. Standing on the field is Lionel Messi, the mysterious character, inviting them to a game of soccer.

“Lionel Messi was the perfect fit for this campaign because of his strong ties to Samsung and the inspiring work which has been done through the Messi Foundation, which strives to give all children the same opportunities for making their dreams come true,” said Michelle Potgieter, Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications at Samsung Electronics SA. “The pursuit of passion is woven into the fabric of the Samsung GALAXY brand, whether this

is achieved through art, sport or philanthropy, we want to create possibilities for consumers to build a better tomorrow.

The GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are the catalysts to allow consumers to pursue their

passions, reach higher and dream bigger than ever before, creating a world where possibilities become realities, and every day is better than the last.”

Available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink, the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger, more vivid screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster. When paired with the GALAXY Gear, the GALAXY Note 3 offers an entirely new and seamless mobile experience, letting users operate the device hands free.

Consumers can personalise their GALAXY Gear by choosing from six colors available at

launch: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold and Lime Green. Both GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are currently available in more than 140 countries around the world.


The advertisent, entitled  Messi’s Note (“The Developer,”) will be aired locally during November and December on M-Net, eTV and SABC3.

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