The AFL opens the season with ‘You Make The Game’ campaign

The TV spot, which went to air at 6.30pm tonight on Channel 7, celebrates the role that the fans and supporters have had in building our great game of AFL over the years, and that fueling all the on field action is a passionate suporter base.

The campaign features crowds of supporters over the years, stitched together to create a continual story, celebrating some of the greatest moments of the game. The soundscape features a similar technique with some of the best known voices in the AFL, the commentators, coming together to call the action.

Says Julian Dunne, AFL Head of Marketing & Insights: “The atmosphere at footy games make the live experience truly unique, both our new and traditional fans tell us this consistently. We have some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the world and we wanted to ensure our season launch campaign reflected the role that our supporters play in the game. The objective of the campaign was to communicate this to our fans and really build anticipation for the start of the season”.
Says Jim Ingram, Executive Creative Director of Cummins&Partners: “The AFL challenged us to create something epic and original, and we’d like to think we’ve done that.  Further, we’ve tried to balance capturing the energy and excitement of the game, without relying on footage of players taking species, and kicking bananas”.

The campaign comes to life across multiple assets developed by Cummins&Partners and AFL Media.The AFL football season kicks off on March 24 when Richmond take on Carlton at the MCG.