Lenovo spotlights Gen Z changemakers

Ad campaign for Lenovo ThinkPad Z Series

The global brand campaign, debuted at CES 2022, aims to empower the next generation to change the world from their laptops with the new Lenovo ThinkPad Z series.

Gen Z is going to change the world — and they’ll do it using new Lenovo laptops. 

That’s the message behind Lenovo’s latest brand campaign, launched at CES on Tuesday, highlighting its new series of ThinkPad Z laptops.

The 60-second spot, created by Zeno Group, spotlights track athlete Gabby Thomas, international model and activist Zinnia Kumar and other Gen Z changemakers working from their laptops in various locations around the world, from the middle of a forest to a cliff overlooking the ocean. 

In the ad, Gen Zers assert their power to break the status quo. 

“We were made to not just break the mold, but create a new one,” Kumar says in the ad.

The campaign, which will also run on social media with an Instagram splash takeover, aims to “engage [the next generation] and empower them to create and define the future with ThinkPad,” Emily Ketchen, VP and CMO of intelligent devices at Lenovo, said.

“We know the working world may never be the same, [and] the landscape is shifting to greater flexibility to meet the needs of a new generation of professionals,” she said in an email. “Lenovo ThinkPad Z Series' 'Just Watch Us' campaign is designed to showcase how we’re building smarter tech tailored to this generation of changemakers.” 

Lenovo unveiled the ad after announcing its latest product series at CES on Tuesday. The product includes environmentally friendly materials aimed to appeal to the Gen Z consumer.

For instance, ThinkPad Z13 and Z16, which are available in new color accents such as bronze and arctic grey, feature sustainable materials including recycled aluminum and recycled black vegan leather.

ThinkPad Z’s packaging is also made from 100% recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane and the laptops’ AC power adapters use 90% post-consumer content (PCC), or recycled materials.

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