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Here We Go: The Next Generation of Sport

Agency: conscious minds

Description

Today, Nike releases its new brand film, “Here We Go: The Next Generation of Sport.” The film celebrates young women and girls redefining sport on their terms. The film showcases the Matildas’ celebration song as the soundtrack and invitation to all young Australians to re-imagine what it means to be victorious and to celebrate their victories fearlessly.

Led by creative agency Conscious Minds, the short film features the next generation of female Aussie athletes, including skateboarder Chloe Covell, track athlete Ivy Boothroyd, surfing and golf phenomenon Sierra Kerr, Young Matildas footballer Indiana Dos Santos and a crew of dancers from the Bangarra Youth Program. It captures the young athletes as they re-imagine what victory can look like for the future of sport.

As part of Nike’s commitment to champion the future of sport by making meaningful investments, the athletes have all been signed and are now part of the expanding Nike family. Global skateboard star and Nike athlete Chloe Covell says, “I fell in love with skateboarding when watching skate comps on TV. Being able to see female role models succeeding at the sport I love pushed me to keep progressing. I hope through this film I can help inspire girls of all ages to pursue their dreams.”

Andy Keith, Senior Marketing Director at Nike Pacific, says, “We’re so excited to launch our latest brand anthem to showcase Nike’s commitment to not just growing women’s sport, but helping build a better game with more investment, access, and progress. In sport, showing female athletes celebrating powerfully and without fear is important. With this film, we want to show what is possible, eliminate fear of judgment, and ultimately accelerate the future of sport on and off the pitch. From this huge global moment happening in Australia right now all the way through to 2032, sport in Australia has exciting momentum to maximize. We believe this is only the beginning for the next generation of sport in Australia.”

Following their success on the world stage, the Matildas have shared their win song across social media, with the powerful impact of the team celebrating their own achievements fearlessly reverberating across generations. As a subtle but important nod to the next generation of athletes, the Matildas victory song was re-recorded with the young players from Whittlesea Ranges FC; the winning chant and high energy beat help celebrate different moments and act as a catalyst for a new meaning of victory.

Katrina Gorry, Matildas midfielder, says, “As a female athlete and a mum, I know firsthand the power women have to change the game and make a mark for the next generation. I love being part of a team that is paving the way for the future, a future we are building not only for my daughter but for female athletes worldwide.”

This anthem will land on Nike global channels bringing the inspirational optimism of Australian youth to the world and extending into youth-focused digital channels, as well as on broadcast and digital TV, OOH media, and audio-only channels such as Spotify and Radio.

A collaborator of Nike’s for over a decade, creative agency Conscious Minds also shares a history of passing the mic. Past collaborations include Nike Makers Program, the Nike Kids Playlist series, and campaigns like Come Thru and Sports Lab, which amplified the brand’s voice by dialing up the volume on different communities, allowing them to reach new audiences. With the Women’s World Cup underway in Australia and New Zealand, Nike’s “Here We Go: The Next Generation of Sport” message is primed for one of its largest stages yet.

Cam DeArmond, Founding Partner & CEO of Conscious Minds, says, “While we have been working with Nike for over a decade, this project specifically has been a creation of passion and vision for CM as we are deeply committed to helping brands reach emerging generations (like Gen Z & A). Together with Nike, we couldn’t be prouder of this message, the athletes, the story, and the invitation this campaign has assembled - we believe that these generations have much to contribute to the world of sport.”

This professional campaign titled 'Here We Go: The Next Generation of Sport' was published in United States in August, 2023. It was created for the brand: Nike, by ad agency: conscious minds. This Digital and Film media campaign is related to the Sports industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted 8 months ago.

Credits

Nike Clients
Alica Kroupa - Brand Narrative Lead
Nick Atkinson - Brand Director
Fraser Brown - Brand Creative Manager
Antonia Conze - Brand Marketing Specialist
Dayani Wijeyewardene - Brand Narrative Specialist

Agency: Conscious Minds
Cameron DeArmond - ECD
Lauren Kusmierczak - CD
Fairfax Buchanan Banks - ACD
Shamus Eaton - Senior Copywriter
Santino Stoner - EP
Lauren Currie - Senior Studio Producer
Michelle Pineda - Senior Studio Producer
Madeline Saporito - Agency Producer
Kate Meyers - Head of Production
Jason Alexander - Head of Post Production

Production Team
Production Company - Collider
Rachael Ford-Davies - Executive Producer/MD
Karen Bryson - Executive Producer
Directors - VERSUS - Tanya Babić and Jason Sukadana
Tom Slater - Producer
Aaron McLisky - Director of Photography
Karla Milat - Production Design
Sam Wong - Photographer
Jana Bartolo - Stylist

Post Team
ARC Edit - Post Production
Editor - Phoebe Taylor
Brandon Main - AE, Reelbros Media
Lauren Auricchio - AE
Sonar Music - Sound
Joshua Pearson - Composer

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