Kayo has launched an AFL promo campaign with the tagline ‘Nowhere is safe from Footy.’
Is it just me… with virus concerns gripping the globe, might is be a tad untimely? A shame Gruen is not around to discus…
Kayo Sports CCO, Ant Hearne, said: “Footy is back and there is no better way to enjoy watching every game live and on demand than with Kayo. Our sports line-up over the winter months is incredible – along with every AFL and NRL game, fans can follow all the live action from the Formula One, Supercars, Super Rugby, The Masters, Wimbledon and the NBA Finals just to name a few.”
“We’re particularly excited to debut our first of many campaigns with Special Group. The team at Special Group have a proven track record of achieving incredible results for their clients through impactful creativity that cuts through the noise. We are loving having their creative minds focused on the Kayo brand and we are looking forward to the journey together.”
Special Group Managing Director, Cade Heyde, said: “We wanted to create a simple but impactful way to dramatise that nowhere is safe from this season’s footy and if we’re lucky, hurt some lettuce along the way. We’re delighted to be partnering with Kayo, the agency has been chomping at the bit to work with this brand for some time and we’re looking forward to helping build a brand with plenty of creative highlights across the year.”
Kayo is set to kick off its winter codes marketing campaign on Sunday, 1 March.
The TVC was based around the idea that you can take the footy anywhere in Australia with Kayo, so you never know when footy will show up. In one version, Richmond superstar Dion Prestia and Carlton’s rising star Sam Walsh show up in a local supermarket, and launch themselves off a pallet of toilet paper, taking a hanger and crashing into a shelf of lettuce.
In the second version, Brisbane Bronco’s second rower Alex Glenn and Roosters Premiership winning five-eighth Luke Keary appear at a bus stop. Keary attempts to side-step Glenn before he’s tackled through the bus stop glass.
“No need to worry for Broncos and Roosters fans, no footy star was harmed in the making of these TVCs, although kudos to our stunt doubles who managed to get the bus stop shot in one take,” said Hearne.
“It was a lot of fun shooting with these guys, Dion Prestia couldn’t wipe the smile off his face all day, to the point where we had to ask him to put his game face on. Their enthusiasm really comes across in the finished product and I hope people get a laugh watching it.”
The ‘Nowhere is safe from Footy’ campaign also includes a range of radio, press, digital and OOH, including a new Sydney Tram wrap and key placements across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.