Publicis Worldwide has bolstered its sports portfolio following its appointment as Swimming Australia’s full-service agency partner. Effective immediately, Publicis Worldwide will lead Swimming Australia’s marketing strategy, creative, media, design, social and partnership development.
Eugenie Buckley, CEO of Swimming Australia, said: “As the custodian of Australia’s most successful Olympic and Paralympic teams, we’ve created a strategy to expand from this platform – engaging over five million Australians who swim at schools, clubs, in communities, in oceans, and a nation of over 20 million fans. Publicis Worldwide has proven experience bringing together communications strategy, creativity, data and technology to lead the change, and to shape the future of the sporting and entertainment experience in swimming.”
The latest win follows Publicis Worldwide’s communications partnership with the Queensland Government for its winning Brisbane 2032 Olympic bid. One of the final hero films before voting featured the re-recorded John Farnham anthem, ‘You’re the Voice’, with Indigenous musician Mitch Tambo. The agency is now an International Olympic Committee (IOC) accredited agency.
Simone Waugh, Publicis Worldwide managing director, said: “Our expertise in building brands and now applying it to sports is timely for our agency – with the momentum and change evident as soon as the 2032 Olympic Bid was successful for Queensland.
Every sport needs to build its brand and has the ability to ignite social change and attract participation with new thinking. The portfolio of brands we have in our Publicis Groupe also presents opportunity for partnerships that transcend both the sport and entertainment worlds. Our team worked tirelessly on the Olympic Bid communications to bring the right balance of brand story, information, and craft to the multiple films, and now we couldn’t be more excited to channel fresh creativity and innovation in to accelerating participation and engaging partnerships for Swimming Australia.”
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