The Seven Network’s market-leading strategic cross-media arm, 7RED, has joined forces with OMD, DDB and Whooska to create an innovative, integrated campaign for McDonald’s Australia in Seven’s coverage of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
The campaign, which kicked off during last night’s Carlton v Collingwood match, features Seven’s Hamish McLachlan along with several AFL stars and senior officials in a unique promotion of the McDonald’s brand.
We asked ourselves how could we make McDonald’s synonymous with the AFL? And the answer was right in front of us: it already is.Jack Nunn, DDB Creative Partner
Every club in the league, the Channel Seven commentary team, past legends and even the CEO of the game itself all have a Macca. We had a lot of fun making this and hope footy fans enjoy seeing it during the game.
To see this work realised in such a short amount of time is a massive achievement. It’s a real testament to the work that can be created through collaboration of agencies, McDonald’s Australia, the Seven Network and the AFL.Aaron Miller, OMD Sports Partnerships Director
By partnering with 7RED, OMD, DDB and Whooska were able to deliver bespoke content that perfectly targeted McDonald’s key audiences and integrated tightly into the broadcast of the AFL match.
By connecting the iconic McDonald’s brand with our AFL coverage, we’ve once again demonstrated how 7RED and brands are better together.Katie Finney, 7RED Director
Seven’s AFL is the best opportunity for brands to reach their target audiences in Australian sport. This unique campaign execution was only possible thanks to OMD, DDB and Whooska working very closely with 7RED to create and deliver a pitch-perfect spot that promotes the brand to Seven’s AFL audience.
At McDonald’s we’re proud to play an active role in communities across Australia.Amanda Nakad, McDonald’s Australia Group Marketing Manager
As a partner to the AFL and AFLW, we’re excited to be continuing to play a role in helping keep fans connected with their team and favourite players. Our ambition with this partnership is ultimately to support the AFL in getting more Aussies participating in – and enjoying – this great game.
There’s nothing we love more than keeping our audiences engaged with our AFL coverage, and campaigns such as our latest work with McDonald’s do just that.Lewis Martin, Seven Melbourne and Network Head of Sport Managing Director
By partnering with 7RED, brands are able to keep audiences engaged across a break, driving better results for them and ultimate, a better experience for the viewer.