Genius looks better on a pitch

Exactly 4 months ago, a mysterious virus ended all football competitions in Europe. Football gods suddenly became normal citizens: And yes, boredom hit them too.
Time to get back to work. Because genius still looks better on a football field.

TBWA created a new campaign that closes the lock down in an appropriate manner. The creative concept includes real images of English footballers and trainers who showed themselves from a different angle during the quarantine. Leandro Trossard suddenly became a Lego master, with a beautiful Taj Mahal as masterpiece. José Mourinho started working as a hobby farmer. Harry Kane became a full-time dad. Heung-Min Son fulfilled his compulsory military service in South Korea. And Jurgen Klopp? He drank a German beer.


Client : Telenet Play Sports

Client contacts : Lieselotte Van Aperen, Jorgen Vranken

Agency : TBWA

Creative Director : Jeroen Bostoen

Creatives : Greg Van Buggenhout et Kenn Van Lijsebeth

Account Team : Max Fauconnier, Hans Michiels

Production Company : MAKE

Director/Editor :

Producer : Katrien Van den Brande

Sound : Jan Pollet

Special thanks Leandro Trossard & Sam Kerkhofs.

About TBWA\Belgium

TBWA\ is and has been a top-3 ranked agency for the last decade and operates with the strong belief that IDEAS CREATE GROWTH. To make this happen in real life for its local and international clients, TBWA\ has developed and is recognised for its world class brand building and strategic capabilities. TBWA\ is the most integrated communications group in Belgium, bringing many different disciplines together under 1 roof, 1 P&L and 1 culture. These disciplines comprise of in-house strategic advice, advertising, CX design, CRM, media, digital, brand design, public and brand relations, social, event, content & complemented with all related production capabilities. All of this to answer our client’s challenges in a modern, collaborative and comprehensive way.

TBWA\ is the Disruption® Company: the cultural engine for the 21st century business. Disruption® is at the core of TBWA’s strategic and creative development. It is a gateway to great work and unconventional behavior. Disruption is about dismantling the status quo to create opportunities and dramatic business results for our partners.

TBWA was elected Agency of the Year 4 times in the last 12 years and digital Agency of the Year 5 times in the last 7 years. On creative awards, we see them as a great internal motivator and it helps us recruiting new talent. So yes, we’re always in the top 5 in our market. But more importantly, we clearly stand out as the most awarded Effie agency in Belgium: the reason why we were named Effie Beasts last year, as best Belgian Effie agency since the start of the Effies. The Effie Awards honour the most significant achievement in marketing communications: ideas that work. And that’s what we’re all about!

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