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Gap’s Yeezy Partnership Grabs Media Attention

Gap's partnership with Kanye West's Yeezy has brought the brand media attention. Shutterstock.
Gap's partnership with Kanye West has brought the mall mainstay significant media attention. Shutterstock.

The multi-year team-up with Kanye West’s Yeezy brand saw Gap garner $34.9 million in media impact value since its announcement in June of 2020, according to marketing software firm LaunchMetrics. The company determines media impact value through an owned algorithm that calculates the impact that various media mentions and placements has for a brand.

The news is a promising sign for the American mall staple, which hopes the partnership will bring it back into the fold of fashion relevance.

Earlier this year, the company said it expects revenue from the collection to top $150 million in 2022. Yeezy, West’s sneaker and apparel business, is valued between $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion — and Gap’s tie up with the musician-turned entrepreneur could be worth as much as $970 million of that total, according to UBS Group.

A sign of the company’s ongoing commitment to Yeezy — and perhaps an imminent announcement — Gap temporarily wiped its instagram content last week, changing its logo to “YZY” and sharing a photo of the first publicly-revealed product from the collaboration: a $200 blue puffer jacket. Gap has since returned to publishing its typical content.

Learn more: Can Kanye West Save Gap?

The controversial and influential entertainer and designer will bring his Yeezy collection to Gap in a co-branded line of apparel in 2021.

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