The best part of waking up is NFL's 'Gameday Morning' in your cup

Sports league's network parodies '80s coffee advertising--and even creates its own brew--to promote Sunday morning show

Published On
Oct 23, 2018

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Seems as if sports brands and broadcasters are getting nostalgic these days. CBS Sports HQ just parodied old-school ad tropes in spots likening the network to paper towels and beer, and now, the NFL is taking a cue from classic coffee advertising to promote “NFL Gameday Morning” in a new campaign from Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

The “Heaping Cup” ad suggests that NFL’s Sunday morning program is like a warm cup of brew--an enticing lure to get you out of bed and start your day. Pulling straight out of Folgers’ playbook, the spot opens with a coffee pot brewing, a bright-eyed couple rising out of bed and rushing eagerly down the stairs.

An ‘80s-style jingle, sung by a man with husky timbre, completes the picture:

“Sunday morning’s finally come. Everyone knows there’s only one hall of fame pregame football crew, NFL’s best friends breaking stories for you...Wake up with GameDay morning on Sunday.”

The couple gets up not for the java, but to watch the the NFL show, hosted by Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin. The personalities are also at the center of a product tie-in--their own coffee. The NFL and Goodby also released a set of promotional brews, a unique blend for each of the hosts, crafted by L.A.-based Jetty Coffee Roasters.

The new ad begins running this Sunday, when the "NFL Gameday Morning" hosts will be dishing during the  NFL Network’s live telecast of the Jaguars vs. the Eagles from London’s Wembley Stadium beginning at 6:30 am ET. The show returns to its regular 9:00 am ET slot on November 4.


Oct 23, 2018
Client :
NFL Network
Agency :
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Senior Vice President, Marketing :
Julie Haddon
Vice President, Creative :
Bill McCullough
Vice President, User Acquisitions/Marketing :
Michael Steiner
Director of Marketing and Creative :
Jason Trautwein
Director of Marketing Production :
Tony Isetta
Director, Marketing :
Rhett Nichols
Executive Producer, Digital Marketing :
Chris Hill
Senior Producer :
Paul Andraos
Writer/Producer :
Joe Lovallo
Creative Manager :
Sarah Schmidt
Assistant Creative Manager :
Stephanie Ruiz
Assistant Marketing Manager :
Alyse Brehm
Product Marketing Manager :
Adam Kerner
Creative Coordinator :
Jessica Herman
Chief Creative Officer :
Margaret Johnson
Creative Director :
David Suarez
Creative Director :
Danny Gonzalez
Art Director :
Brett Beaty
Copywriter :
Ben Pfutzenreuter
Copywriter :
Craig Shervin
Managing Partner :
Leslie Barrett
Group Account Director :
Theo Abel
Account Manager :
Clark Gieseke
Account Coordinator :
Sarah Thomas
Director of Broadcast Production :
Tod Puckett
Executive Producer :
Matthew Winks
Head of Brand Strategy :
Bonnie Wan
Senior Brand Strategist :
Lucas Goodbody
Director of Business Affairs :
Judy Ybarra
Business Affairs Manager :
Anna Diokno
Production Company :
Biscuit Films
Director :
Aaron Stoller
Partner/Managing Director :
Shawn Lacy
Executive Producer :
Holly Vega
Producer :
Mala Vasan
Editorial Company :
Arcade NY
Editor :
Geoff Hounsell
Assistant Editor :
Laura Sanford
Producer :
Adam Parker
Executive Producer :
Crissy deSimone
Managing Partner :
Damian Stevens
Music Company :
Butter Music and Sound
Executive Producer :
Annick Mayer
Executive Producer :
Ian Jeffreys
Producer :
Stone Irr
Composer :
Andrew Sherman
Audio Company :
Lime Studios
Audio Mixer :
Loren Silber
Audio Assistant :
Amanda Hughes
Executive Producer :
Susie Boyajan
Coloring Company :
Company 3
Colorist :
Tim Masick
Producer :
Kevin Breheny
Finishing/VFX Production :
Creative Director/Partner :
Jonah Hall
Creative Director/Partner :
Kevin Lau
Executive Producer :
Sabrina Elizondo
Head of Production :
Melody Alexander
Lead Flame Artist :
Chris Homel
Sr Producer :
Emily Avoujageli
Flame Assist :
Brandon Harden
Flame Assist :
Brack Hightchew
Comp Artists :
Kelsey Napier

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