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AUCKLAND, Today: Sky Sport, through DDB NZ, has released two new TV-led campaigns as Kiwis prepare to welcome live sports back into their living rooms.

Sky CMO Steve Bayliss said: “Sport Gets Back Up features a variety of hold-your-breath sporting moments, reliving those tough, hard-to-watch occasions where our favourite athletes are left broken or bruised on the ground.

“In many instances it seems like they won’t be getting back up but then we see the determination and resilience of the athletes come to fore as they rise, often with the support of their team mates.

“The spot is not only reflective of live sports returning to our screen but also the resolve shown by Kiwis preparing to come back after lockdown. 

“Like those injured on the field, pitch or court, our country is getting back up on its feet.

“We wanted to acknowledge that what’s going on sucks and then find the funny side, because people need a laugh now more than ever.”

“Kiwis have shown resilience and support for each other over the past few difficult weeks. Aotearoa is a proud and strong sporting nation, so we are really excited to be bringing live sports back into people’s homes and hands very soon.

“Earlier this month, in the lead-up to live sport returning to screens, Sky Sport and DDB NZ released We Feel the Same using several global sporting stars and coaches to translate the disappointment felt around the lack of live sport on our screens thanks to Covid-19.

DDB regional CCO Damon Stapleton said: “There’s a lot of work out there at the moment from brands commiserating with the public that’s a bit downbeat – empty streets and empty sports stadiums.

“We didn’t want to do that. We wanted to acknowledge that what’s going on sucks and then find the funny side, because people need a laugh now more than ever.”

DDB again worked collaboratively with Sky Sport’s production department to create both campaigns from home, for those at home, by sifting through and utilising hundreds of hours of pre-existing footage.

Sport Gets Back Up will run across 60’, 30’ and 3 x 15’ tvcs and digital.

  • We Feel The Same below


CMO: Steve Bayliss
Head of Sport and Brand Marketing: Helen Fitzsimons
Sport Marketing Manager: Conor Beggs
Sport Marketing Executive: Blair Gillman


Regional Chief Creative Officer AU & NZ: Damon Stapleton
Executive Creative Director: Gary Steele
Creative Director: Matt Williams and Freddie Coltart
Managing Director: Chris Willingham
Senior Business Director: Aaron Hodgson
Senior Account Manager: Amy Harrison
Senior Planner: Tom Sykes
Production Company: Sky
Sports Creative Producer: Simon Head

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