Samsung Taps Sharni Layton For #DoWhatYouCan’t Campaign From Leos

Samsung Taps Sharni Layton For #DoWhatYouCan’t Campaign From Leos

Samsung Electronics Australia has launched its latest TVC campaign, ‘The Ad I Was Supposed To Make’, featuring former Australian Netball captain and Samsung Ambassador Sharni Layton.

The campaign explores an Australian sporting story about professional and personal challenges, the commitment to overcome barriers, and Sharni’s drive to defy odds and return to the sport she loves.

In 2017, Sharni’s netball career was put on hold as she dealt with exhaustion, forcing her to take a step back from championship-level competition.

‘The Ad I Was Supposed To Make’ portrays Sharni’s determination and commitment as she fights to get back to the netball court.

Check out the spot here:

The story narrative is aligned to Samsung’s brand vision of “Do What You Can’t” which is based around developing products, innovation and experiences that can help empower people to defy barriers, obstacles, and do things they did not think were possible.

Josh Grace, chief marketing officer, Samsung Electronics Australia, says, “Sharni’s story carries a valuable message about overcoming her own challenges through courage, perseverance, and reflection.”

“It’s a story that we want to celebrate and showcase to audiences as it explores a personal journey that many Australians can associate with.”

The campaign was developed with creative agency Leo Burnett Sydney. Vince Lagana, Executive Creative Director, says, “Sharni’s story of courage and fortitude in the face of adversity connects with Samsung’s ‘Do What You Can’t’ message.”

“While the Games will deliver many inspiring stories of perseverance and victory, none are quite like Sharni’s story.”

“Instead of facing the best teams from the Commonwealth, she was forced to face a different challenge. To have endured what she has and still be so dedicated to get back to the game makes Sharni the embodiment of ‘Do What You Can’t’, which is what we wanted to celebrate,” continued Lagana.

The campaign features variations of 15, 30 and 47 seconds and the 30-second spot aired on Channel 7 during the Australian Diamonds’ first game at the Commonwealth Games this week.

The TVC will continue to air on Channel 7 for the duration of the Games and will run across national and Seven West Media digital channels, as well as on Samsung’s digital and social platforms.

The TVC is part of Samsung’s long-running partnership with Netball Australia and builds on the Samsung’s 2016 Rethink Role Models campaign, which encouraged Australians to rethink the figures that inspire them.




Please login with linkedin to comment

Leo Burnett Netball Samsung

Latest News

NAB Launches Latest Take On “More than Money” Via TBWA\Melbourne
  • Campaigns

NAB Launches Latest Take On “More than Money” Via TBWA\Melbourne

NAB, in partnership with TBWA\Melbourne and Mindshare, has unveiled its latest campaign dubbed “Wrangle Your Money”. The national campaign demonstrates how NAB is supporting and empowering customers to make better financial moves. As part of the “More Than Money” brand platform, the latest work comes at a pivotal time as the country continues to grapple […]

Activation Union Hires Bree Mankin As Managing Partner
  • Media

Activation Union Hires Bree Mankin As Managing Partner

Activation Union is thrilled to announce the appointment of Bree Mankin as Managing Partner. In this pivotal role, Bree will spearhead the agency’s growth initiatives and client strategy, leveraging her extensive experience and innovative approach in delivering exceptional results for her clients. With over two decades of experience in marketing and communications, Bree is a […]

Toyota Launches Integrated Electric Vehicle Campaign Via HERO
  • Campaigns

Toyota Launches Integrated Electric Vehicle Campaign Via HERO

Toyota Australia has launched its highly anticipated new all-electric vehicle, the bZ4X, on Australian shores through a nationwide integrated campaign. Spearheaded by a big spot, the campaign was created by independent creative agency HERO, which sees a typical EV sceptic named Barry behind the wheel of an all-new Toyota bZ4X much to the surprise of […]

Canva Launches First Ever Podcast: Design Surfaces
  • Media

Canva Launches First Ever Podcast: Design Surfaces

Canva has announced its very first podcast: Design Surfaces. Covering all areas of design, from brand campaigns to UX flows, the podcast digs deep into the intricate parts of designers’ brains to unearth valuable insights, unique perspectives, and what makes them tick. The Design specialty at Canva is made up of some of the most […]

SBS Launches Development Fund To Find Australia’s Next Top Documentaries
  • Media

SBS Launches Development Fund To Find Australia’s Next Top Documentaries

SBS is searching for its most daring, unflinchingly fearless and boundary-smashing factual format yet, issuing a call out for impactful ideas for new documentary series unlike anything seen on Australian screens before, with up to $50,000 in development funding on offer. Announced this morning at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne, SBS is […]

Resolution Nabs Sarah Truong From PHD
  • Advertising

Resolution Nabs Sarah Truong From PHD

Full-service media agency Resolution has appointed Sarah Truong as head of investment to lead the agency’s investment product. Sarah joins from PHD where she was Group Investment Director for half a decade. With 14 years’ experience in the media industry including seven years at media agency, Carat, Sarah a proven track record for delivering results-driven […]

Brisbane Unveils Bold New Tourism Campaign
  • Campaigns

Brisbane Unveils Bold New Tourism Campaign

Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) has launched a new domestic tourism campaign, Brisbane Favours the Bold, this week, appealing to those who search for the unexpected to discover the new Brisbane. Created in partnership with VML and dentsu Queensland, the campaign aims to redefine perceptions of Queensland’s thriving capital, strengthen awareness of Brisbane’s leisure offering, […]

Elle Returns To Australia
  • Media

Elle Returns To Australia

Are Media, Australia’s leading omnichannel content company for women, today unveiled the keenly anticipated first issue of the new ELLE Australia magazine. The 244-page Bright Young Things issue – featuring actor Sophie Wilde on the cover – clearly stamps ELLE Australia as the fashion bible for smart, stylish Gen Z and millennial women who love […]

Potential Fallout For The Sydney Roosters In The Wake Of Racial Slur Allegations
  • Marketing

Potential Fallout For The Sydney Roosters In The Wake Of Racial Slur Allegations

The Sydney Roosters are facing a huge amount of fallout over allegations that Spencer Leniu made an on-field racial slur against Broncos player Ezra Mam in yesterday’s Las Vegas season opener. Mam filed an official complaint against Leniu after the Roosters prop allegedly called the Broncos five-eighth a “monkey” on the field. Leniu tried to […]

Nominate Your Marketing Heroines: ADMA Celebrates Women’s Achievements On International Women’s Day 2024
  • Marketing

Nominate Your Marketing Heroines: ADMA Celebrates Women’s Achievements On International Women’s Day 2024

To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), has launched a new initiative to honour and spotlight the dynamic women in the marketing sector across the country. Lead image: ADMA Website This year, as the world embraces the theme #InspireInclusion for International Women’s Day on March 8, ADMA is asking […]

Nine.com.au & Drive Join Forces To Launch P-Plate Drive Safe Campaign
  • Campaigns

Nine.com.au & Drive Join Forces To Launch P-Plate Drive Safe Campaign

With the Easter break historically one of the busiest on our roads, Nine.com.au and Drive today launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the importance of defensive driver training courses. Too many young drivers are killed or injured on our roads each year. Younger drivers are the most overrepresented group in this tragic statistic, […]