Skechers Debuts Global Marketing Campaign Starring Meghan Trainor, 2016 GRAMMY® Winner for Best New Artist

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers and GRAMMY® winning singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor have
teamed up for a new multi-platform marketing campaign to launch the Skechers
retro sneaker collection. Meghan’s first television
commercial for the campaign will officially hit the airwaves next week
and features the lead single “NO” from her highly-anticipated sophomore
album Thank
, which will be available worldwide on May 13, 2016.

A preview of the global TV campaign was revealed today with
behind-the-scenes images from the set. An extended version of the
commercial will also debut on YouTube
to reveal a more in-depth story. The overall campaign recently kicked
off with print ads, online and in-store images as well as via Meghan’s
social media channels, and has already influenced her millennial fans
who are positively impacting sales of the new collection.

“I can’t wait to travel the world and see my face in Skechers
stores – it still blows my mind! It’s an honor and dream to work with a
big brand like Skechers,” said Meghan Trainor on the set of her Skechers
commercial. “For my new album I wanted to change it up with a different
sound and a fresh new look – including my red hair transformation. I
think it takes confidence to take risks and be original. Skechers has
truly embraced this message in the new #MTrainSkechers campaign, and I
can’t wait for my fans to see it!”

“Meghan is an inspirational artist with many impressive accomplishments
at only age 22, so we’re thrilled to be working with her on this global
campaign for Skechers Originals,” said Skechers
president Michael Greenberg, who attended the shoot. “With the media
attention after her well-deserved win at the GRAMMY® Awards and her new
album, Meghan’s impact as an influencer continues to grow. Young women
around the world are inspired by her, so we couldn’t be happier that
Meghan is a member of the Skechers family.”

Before she rose to fame as a global pop sensation, Trainor independently
released three albums by the time she turned 17. While still in high
school, she was discovered by a Nashville publishing company and started
writing tracks for hot country artists like Rascal Flatts and Hunter
Hayes. Now signed with Epic Records, Trainor’s first mega-hit single
“All About That Bass” was certified nine-times platinum and topped the
airplay/sales-streaming-based Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks,
becoming the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 in Epic Records’ history.
Trainor’s debut album, Title, entered the Billboard 200 chart at
No. 1 and remained in the top 30 of the weekly chart throughout 2015
with over 1 million copies sold. Following the huge success of “All
About that Bass,” the album’s second single, “Lips Are Movin,” was
certified quadruple platinum and the third single, “Dear Future
Husband,” is double platinum. The album’s fourth hit single, “Like I’m
Gonna Lose You,” featuring John Legend, reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s
Adult Pop Songs airplay chart and was certified double platinum.

Meghan Trainor’s partnership with Skechers
extends through 2017 across all media platforms including television,
print, online, social media, outdoor and point of purchase. Skechers has
a long history of working with GRAMMY-winning female recording artists
including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood.
Multi-platinum selling recording artist and actress Demi Lovato—who
performed with Meghan in a Lionel Richie tribute at this year’s GRAMMY®
Awards—is also featured in a current global Skechers marketing campaign
that will extend through the end of 2016.


SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
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Jennifer Clay, 310.937.1326
Meghan Trainor:
Epic Records
Darren Baber, 310.272.2463