Sky Ireland has launched a brand-new campaign to celebrate their primary partnership with the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team, as Vera Pauw and her squad prepare for their first World Cup Qualifier of 2022, against Sweden this Tuesday, 12th April.
Sky Ireland’s campaign, titled ‘Outbelieve’, includes the very first dedicated Women’s National Team TV ad – a 60-second film that will run across TV and digital video platforms.
The new TV ad features a soundtrack from Irish artist and Choice Music Nominee, Elaine Mai, whilst creative for the supporting Outbelieve outdoor campaign was developed in collaboration with award-winning Irish artist, Aoife Dooley.
It has been produced by Core who have been a central part of the relationship that is seeking to elevate every aspect of how the country connects with the team and the players.
“This partnership has always been about putting the players first and doing everything we can to help them achieve their goals,” said Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley.
“That means doing everything possible to drive awareness and support – and our new campaign aims to do just that. There is an emerging pattern with this brilliant squad. They are all about firsts and today is no different.”
“Developing the first-ever dedicated Women’s National Team ad marks another proud milestone for us and we hope it gets the country behind them, as they aim to qualify for their first ever World Cup.”
The cultural thought informing this campaign is the power of belief and the fact that belief has secured extraordinary sporting successes throughout Irish history. The term “Outbelieve” shines a light on how this team tackles every barrier that has ever been placed in front of them.
The campaign features contributions from and collaborations with female Irish artists who share a similar ‘Outbelieve’ attitude. Music artist and producer, Elaine Mai, provides the soundtrack for the film with ‘Together Again’ – a track from her Choice Music nominated debut album ‘Home’.
Sky’s Outbelieve outdoor campaign, which will appear across the country this weekend, was developed with award-winning illustrator and comedian, Aoife Dooley, whose illustrations bring the personalities of the WNT players to life.
“Outbelieve is an attitude that defines the Women’s National Team spirit and is a rallying call to the entire nation to get behind this team and support them through thick and thin to reach unprecedented heights,” said Jill Downey, Managing Director of Core Sponsorship.
“The strength of the idea is that it goes beyond football and will live and be relevant in culture. It has the power to exemplify this team but convey an attitude across the sporting landscape and become a byword for belief that other areas of culture embrace.”
The Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team takes on Sweden in Gothenburg on Tuesday, 12th April, in the first of four World Cup Qualifiers this year.
The kick-off is at 5.30 pm with the game broadcasting live on RTÉ 2, as well as with full coverage and commentary on Off The Ball.