Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:52:31 GMT
Sky Creative Agency (SCA), Sky’s in-house advertising agency and the UK’s largest in-house creative shop, has created an emotive on-air and digital media campaign to highlight the vast amount of live football available on Sky Sports over the festive period. With over 60 live games being broadcast in December and early January, the most Sky Sports has ever shown within that period, Sky Creative wanted to highlight both the huge amount of football on its way, and the excitement this impending flurry of matches brings with it.
To dramatise this, SCA’s new festive ad ‘Snowballs’ depicts footballs snowing across the country, covering the land in millions of white balls, to the delight of players, pundits and fans everywhere. The film begins with Aston Villa and England star Jack Grealish and Sky pundit Micah Richards reacting with wide-eyed delight as they discover it has been snowing footballs overnight. Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, host Dave Jones and newsreader Bela Shah also feature.
The 2020 Festive Football spot was created by Pete Davies and Adam Rimmer, produced by Alistair McGee and directed by Caswell Coggins of Dark Energy Films. The production process involved four days of shooting in Birmingham, the Southeast and at Millbrook test track, with thousands of real footballs. Millions more were then added in CG by the VFX team at Coffee & TV.
Robbie Balfour, marketing director, Sky Sports commented: “to celebrate a fixture-packed schedule on Sky Sports over the festive period, we’ve worked with Sky Creative Agency to produce a film that brings a little Christmas magic to this great tradition of British football. The result is a charming campaign that both raises a smile and drives excitement amongst football fans up and down the country.
Robin Garton, Sky Creative Agency’s executive creative director, advertising added: “this is a wonderfully simple idea, dramatised beautifully. It delivers the message, and a smile - a warm glow from a cool ad.”view more - Creative
Agency: Sky Creative Agency
Managing Director, Brand & Creative: Simon Buglione
ECD, Advertising: Robin Garton
Copywriter, Art Director: Adam Rimmer, Pete Davis
Planner: Fiona Mukherjee
Account Leads: Henrietta Kerr, Nick Judd, Susanne Freyberg
Agency Producer: Alistair McGee
Client: Sky Sports
Chief Consumer Officer: Lyssa McGowan
Director: Amber Pine
Marketing Director: Robbie Balfour
Head of Advertising Premiums: Sally Miller
Marketing Controller Sports: Laura Pinnell
Marketing Executive: Harry Eke
Production company: Sky Creative
Director: Caswell Coggins
Producer: Aaron Aziz & Alistair McGee
DOP: Richard Mott
Editor: Toby Conway-Hughes
Sound: Munzie Thind
Post Production: Coffee & TV
Creative Director: Phil Hurrell
Lead VFX: Rory Whittle
Colourist: Simona Cristea
VFX Producer: Alannah Currie
Genres: Visual VFX, People
Categories: Sports and Leisure, Sports clubsSky Creative, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:52:31 GMT