A bad play gets worse when ESPN's Kenny Mayne flags it for SportsCenter

New campaign from Droga5 turns on-the-field bloopers into mini ads

Published On
Sep 11, 2018

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A failed tackle leaves a football player face down in the mud in ESPN’s latest “SportsCenter” spot from Droga5. Things go from bad to lampooned-in-front-of-millions when an ethereal Kenny Mayne, who anchors the show, makes it clear that this failure will be featured prominently on “SportsCenter” that night, and not in a good way. It’s headed directly to the “Not Top 10.”

The spot is the first in the “That's Gonna Be on SportsCenter” campaign. Droga5 led concept, creative development and direction.

Like the hapless player, real athletes will also be subjected to real-time judgments, with “SportsCenter” graphic appearing during games when a Top 10 or Not Top 10 moment occurs. Themed GIFs will also appear in Giphy’s image library for fans to use.


Sep 11, 2018
Agency :
Droga5-New York
Creative Chairman :
David Droga
Chief Creative Officer :
Neil Heymann
Group Creative Director :
Brandon Pierce
Art Director :
David Spradlin
Copywriter :
Evan Barkoff
Design Director :
Mark Yoon
Designer :
Erin Wilson
Senior Project Manager :
Laura Rothman
Chief Creative Officer :
Sally-Ann Dale
Director Film Production :
Jesse Brihn
Executive Producer :
Tricia Lentini Himot
Associate Producer :
Holly Schussler
Director of Business Affairs :
Jocelyn Howard
Senior Business Affairs Manager :
Kiki Powell
Producer :
Rose Mahan
Global Chief Strategy Officer :
Jonny Bauer
Co-Head of Strategy :
Harry Roman-Torres
Strategy Director :
Kevin DeStefan
Senior Strategist :
Newman Granger
Communications Strategy Director :
Michael Pignone
Communications Strategist :
Emily Langham
Data Strategist :
Joshua Gordon
Group Account Director :
Shane Chastang
Account Director :
Marissa Guerra
Account Manager :
Tori Tessalone
Associate Account Manager :
Melissa Pasternak
Legal Counsel :
Sarah Fox
Associate Legal Counsel :
Zachary Werner
President Global Marketing & Sales :
Edward Erhardt
SVP, Marketing & Consumer Engagement :
Wanda Young
SVP, Marketing & Brand Solutions :
Sean Hanrahan
Sr. Director Marketing Strategy :
Samira Zebian
Director Marketing Strategy :
Curtis Friends
Associate Marketing Manager :
Amanda Marcotullio
Sr. Director Original Content & Brand Intelligence :
Edwin Roman
VP of Communications :
Amy Phillips
Associate Director Media :
Kimberly Hoang
Sr. Creative Director :
Christopher McClure
Associate Design Director :
Alex Zartman
Production Company :
Arts & Sciences
Director :
Mike Warzin
Director of Photography :
Ryley Brown
Managing Director :
Marc Marrie
Head of Production :
Ashley Rabin
Line Producer :
Eric Matthew Sedorovitz
Production Supervisor :
Bailey Reeves
Editorial :
Exile Editorial
Editor :
Katie Turinski
Assistant Editor :
Ling Chua
Executive Producer :
Sasha Hirschfield
Head of Production :
Evyn Bruce
Sr. VFX Producer :
Gwynne Evans Reid
Flame/VFX Artist :
Dino Tsaousis
Telecine :
Company 3
Senior Colorist :
Sofie Borup
Producer :
Alexandra Lubrano
Sound Design :
Wave Studios
Sound Designer :
Aaron Reynolds
Executive Producer :
Vicky Ferraro
Sound Mixing :
Heard City
Mixer :
Philip Loeb
Executive Producer :
Gloria Pitagorsky

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