ESPN Debuts New Campaign for WatchESPN: The Clutch Way to Watch



ESPN today announced its newest brand campaign for WatchESPN across television and digital platforms focusing on what WatchESPN delivers: anytime, anywhere access to clutch moments in sports as they happen on smartphones, tablets and laptops. The first spots to launch the campaign include "What is WatchESPN" and "Clutch in the Office."


The campaign – titled "The Clutch Way to Watch" – introduces viewers to Vic and Steve, the superfan everymen who live to watch big moments in sports and celebrate all things clutch, no matter where they are. With new-found access to their favorite sports, Steve and Vic credit WatchESPN for being a game-changer for sports fans and the leading destination for sports on the go. ESPN collaborated with award-winning creative team James Blagden and Chris Isenberg of artist collective "No Mas" to bring the campaign to life and deliver their unique illustrative style previously seen in ESPN's documentary series 30 for 30 and on


The first flight of the campaign, debuting on ESPN networks today through Mar. 17, will showcase what's clutch about WatchESPN during the college basketball season and through Championship Week. Later this year, the spots will feature clutch moments for fans of football, motorsports, tennis, X Games and more. The campaign will extend across all of ESPN's digital platforms including websites, mobile and social.


In the coming weeks, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter will have an opportunity to be a part of the campaign itself by sharing their most clutch moments in watching sports with WatchESPN.


ESPN worked in collaboration with 72andSunny on the campaign.




Agency: 72andSunny
Client: ESPN

Chief Creative Officer: Glenn Cole

Executive Creative Director: Jason Norcross
Creative Director, Writer: Jay Kamath
Creative Director, Designer: Peter Novosel
Jr. Writer: Teddy Miller

Writer: Jack Jensen

Jr. Designer: Gerardo Ortiz
Brand Director: Matt Rohmer
Brand Coordinator: Ryan Warner
Director of Film Production: Sam Baerwald
Sr. Producer: Dan Ruth
Business Affairs: Christina Rust

Production Company: No Mas

Illustration: James Blagden

Animator: Jeremy Johnstone

Producer: Christopher Isenberg

Assistant Producer: Zein Zub'i


Online: Logan

Executive Producer: Dan Sormani

Producer: Chad Carbone

Producer: Erik Gullstrand

Flame OP: Joanne Ungar

Audio Post: PLUSHnyc

Sound Designer: Rob Fielack

Audio Engineer / Mixer: Rob Fielack

Producer: Dana Villarreal

Assistant Engineer: Phil Buffone


Music: Future Perfect Music

Executive Producer: Maxwell Gosling