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Tuesday 06 August, 2019


DELIA SMITH MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN NEW COCA-COLA PREMIER LEAGUE ADVERT

DELIA SMITH MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN NEW COCA-COLA PREMIER LEAGUE ADVERT 

Coca-Cola launches refreshed advert to celebrate newly promoted clubs to the Premier League for the 2019/20 season

  • New advert welcomes Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United to the Premier League
  • The spot features surprise appearances from Norwich City’s Delia Smith, Sheffield United legend Brian Deane and Manchester United star Jesse Lingard
  • The advert forms part of Coca-Cola’s Where Everyone Plays campaign, celebrating the power football has to bring people together

Coca-Cola, the Official Soft Drink partner of the Premier League, has unveiled a new version of its ‘Where Everyone Plays’ TV advert to welcome the three promoted clubs – Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United - to the Premier League.

The updated advert, directed by Stacey Wall, features fans of each of the newly promoted clubs and includes some very special guest appearances, celebrating iconic moments for each of the clubs.

To mark Norwich City’s return to the top flight, TV cook and long-standing Norwich City supporter and director, Delia Smith, relives her infamous rallying cry from 2005, in the form of her famous fish pie. Meanwhile Sheffield United’s return is marked with Brian Deane, who scored the first ever goal in the Premier League for Sheffield United, surprising excited fans in a local bar. Aston Villa fans are featured in a Barbers getting a haircut with a difference in tribute to current star Jack Grealish.

The new 90-second TV advert can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWzujkwoRNE&feature=youtu.be

On her involvement in the campaign, Delia commented: “It’s almost 15 years since that game against Manchester City, but the fans haven’t forgotten! It was a spontaneous, emotional appeal from the heart to get behind the team and shows the power of football to unite. It’s a privilege to be involved in such a big celebration of football communities with Coca-Cola. So, to the 2019/20 season: LET’S BE ‘AVIN’ YOU!”

Commenting on the launch of the new TV advert, Simon Harrison, Vice President of Commercial Development at Coca-Cola European Partners GB, said: “Coca-Cola has always been a passionate supporter of football and we’re excited to celebrate three new clubs to the league ahead of the launch of what looks set to be another action-packed season. Football has this incredible power to bring people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures together, united by the love for their team and the game, and these fans are at the heart of our campaign.” 

The Where Everyone Plays campaign celebrates the people who make the Premier League the most exciting and diverse league in the world and the advert features no less than 250 fans from across all 20 clubs. The new edit showcases never-before-seen scenes from the remaining 17 clubs in the original advert, as well as brand new scenes from the three new clubs. The advert will run throughout the 2019/20 season premiering this week.

Premier League On-Pack Promotion

There is currently an on-pack promotion running across packs of Coca-Cola original taste, Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke, Fanta, Fanta Zero, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper Zero, Oasis and Oasis Zero, giving away over 960 pairs of free tickets to Premier League football matches. Running until 2nd September, consumers can also help local causes benefit from access to football pitches and expert coaching in communities where facilities are difficult to access. Coca-Cola GB has committed to donating £200k to sports charity StreetGames, and shoppers will be given the opportunity to vote for which local cause they would like the charity to support when entering the online prize draw.

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