William Shatner Stars in New Pedego Electric Bikes Commercials
January 15, 2019
Shatner is a real-life Pedego customer who is passionate about electric cycling
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 16, 2019 — Pedego® Electric Bikes today announced a series of new commercials starring William Shatner, who was the guest keynote at its annual dealer conference in December. Shatner is a real-life Pedego customer who regularly rides his Pedego for exercise and fun, often with his 15 family members spanning three generations.
“At my age, I am riding my Pedego electric bike, which makes me feel like a kid again,” said William Shatner. “Electric cycling helps me stay active, get exercise and spend time with my family. And most of all, it’s fun!” he said. He discovered Pedego bikes in 2012 at the Pedego store in North Hollywood where he got his first two bikes for himself and his wife Elizabeth.
“Bill Shatner proves that age is just a number. Riding a Pedego is fun and great exercise for all ages,” said Pedego CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo.
Produced by bpg of Los Angeles, the commercials feature William Shatner in three scenarios:
- The Chase: Shatner is on his Pedego electric bike being chased by a bicycle traffic cop. When the cop finally catches up with him, he asks where Shatner got the bike.
- The Doctor: In a doctor’s office with a patient getting a proctology examination, Shatner shares that Pedego electric bikes are way more fun.
- The Feeling: Shatner is enjoying the feeling of freedom his Pedego electric bike gives him as he rides with a singing gospel choir.
As an accomplished actor and savvy businessman, Shatner delighted in having creative input into Pedego’s “The Chase” commercial.
“I had great fun making these electric bike commercials. You could say I got a charge out of doing them,” said William Shatner.
“It’s not every day you get to work with a legend and an icon. Mr. Shatner not only brings his one-of-a-kind personality to the table, he truly believes in the product he is endorsing,” said Steph Sebbag, bgp CEO and partner. “He’s one of Pedego’s biggest fans! And that adds a lot to the story. We are also advocates of the brand and enjoy witnessing how it’s inspiring communities of people to get out, have fun and be active.”
Bpg is a full-service, award-winning creative advertising agency operating at the intersection of brands and the entertainment industry. Through a 360° approach bpg conceptualizes clean, cutting-edge and comprehensive campaigns, with big-picture thinking. bpg clients include Netflix, Marriott, Spectrum, Uber, Warner Bros and more.
The commercials will begin airing in mid-January on Google, Facebook, and other outlets nationwide.
About Pedego Electric Bikes
Pedego® Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Sold at more than 140 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego electric bikes have 250- to 500-watt motors that empower riders to conquer hills and breeze through headwinds, cruising distances up to 60 miles on a single battery charge. The twist-and-go throttle gives riders instant manual control over their speeds while Pedal Assist automatically adds power to their pedaling. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego’s high-quality, innovative “pedal or not” models include cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes, a trike and a convenient electric folding bike. Pedego electric bikes deliver fun, exercise and a green alternative for transportation — transforming lives with fun and delight. Free test rides are available at every Pedego store. Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”
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