ESPN extends its ‘One App, One Tap’ campaign with Domino Saints

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ESPN debuted the second rendition of “One App, One Tap,” its marketing campaign dedicated to the country’s No. 1 sports app. Puerto Rican urban pop duo Domino Saints delivers the bilingual vocals that show off everything the ESPN App offers.

The creative showcases the champion sports app created by the leader in digital sports. ESPN worked with agency BSSP on the creative.

Seth Ader, VP of Brand Marketing, ESPN, said, “After the successful debut of our initial ‘One App, One Tap’ creative last November, we wanted to revamp it to reach even more sports fans.

“Latin pop music is more popular than ever and connects across demographics, including the vast array of Latinx sports fans. This made a collaboration with Domino Saints a perfect way to solidify the ESPN App creative as the gateway to everything ESPN has to offer,” Seth Ader said.

David Leal and Giselle Ojeda of Domino Saints, said, “Music, arts and sports are how we express our emotions and our passions, how we inspire each other, and most importantly how we can bring people together, which is why we are super excited to team up with ESPN and make a bilingual sports jam for “One App, One Tap” campaign.

“ESPN has been such a big part of our lives since we were kids, always bringing the best highlights and the excitement of every game, so getting to sing all the names of these huge sports stars and being part of it all feels like heaven.”

This is not the Domino Saints’ first foray into the sports world; the duo, made up of David Leal and Giselle Ojeda, was selected for the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 soundtrack with their song “BUYA,” and, soon will announce a track developed for this year’s Copa America.

In addition, Domino Saints released their first full-length album, ‘Island Kings,’ in Summer 2020, in which they blurred the lines between the world – introducing bilingual songwriting to connect with a worldwide audience.

Sinan Dagli, Group Creative Director at BSSP, said, “We are thrilled to be building on the success of the previous ESPN App work creating a fresh, equally amped 2.0 version. The new work reflects the breadth, depth and sheer excitement one experiences when visiting the world’s number one destination for all things sports.”

Following the first campaign featuring rising artist Chika, this spot features a high-powered visual and audio experience with unique illustrations on a Latin-inspired track. The campaign continues to highlight the modern content, functionality and personality of the ESPN App, which continues to prove it can produce the same level of in-depth sports coverage through a mobile platform.

“One App One Tap” covers a lot of ground, highlighting various sports, using animation treatments and featuring both athletes and ESPN personalities. Conor McGregor, Coco Gauff, Donovan Mitchell, Ronald Acuña Jr, Lionel Messi and A’ja Wilson are seen in the spot alongside ESPN talent like Stephen A. Smith and Mina Kimes, in order to reinforce that the ESPN App is an essential platform and the only place for fans to access the best sports content across streaming, audio, social, and written.

“One App, One Tap” launches amid a strong year of growth and leadership towards ESPN’s digital future – one that is anchored by a high-performance and must-have app for sports fans. According to comScore, thus far in 2021 (through April), the ESPN App leads over its next closest competing app in average unique visitors and minutes per month by 238 percent and 186 percent, respectively.

Overall, ESPN Digital continues to extend its leadership as the No. 1 digital sports property. In fact, ESPN has remained at No. 1 in unique visitors for 38 straight months, and is having its best start to a year on record reaching 99 million visitors per month so far in 2021 while maintaining nearly 50% sports category share.

ESPN is enjoying its best streaming year on record to date. According to Adobe Analytics, unique devices and time spent viewing per month through May 2021 were up 13 percent and 33 percent year-over-year respectively.

Growth was driven by both ESPN+, ESPN’s fastest-growing video product with subscribers more than doubling since Q1 2020 to 13.8 million in Q2 2021, and authenticated pay TV unique devices.

Connected TV devices in particular have also surged over the past year with a record number of users and time spent per month with ESPN streamed content year to date.

Credits List

  • Campaign Name: ESPN One App, One Tap | Phase 2
  • Client: ESPN
  • Laura Gentile: EVP Commercial Marketing Networks & ESPN
  • Seth Ader: Vice President, Brand Marketing
  • Claude Mitchell: Coordinating Director, Music
  • Peter Mulally: Director, Brand Marketing
  • Stacey Pressman: Director, Talent Production
  • Kevin Wilson: Music Director
  • John Lobo: Manager, Brand Marketing
  • Spencer Shaev: Associate Manager, Brand Marketing
  • Brian Nasti: Writer/Producer, Grande & Leonard
  • Zuriel Loving: Talent Produce
  • Agency: Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
  • Sinan Dagli: Group Creative Director
  • Kelly Bernard: Art Director
  • Grace Lazarus: Senior Producer
  • Rodd Naimi: Copywriter
  • Jake Bayham: Head of Strategy
  • Nicole Schofield: Executive Producer
  • Liz Corsini: Head of Production
  • AJ Marino: Account Director
  • Patrick Kiss: President
  • Production Company: 1stAveMachine Buenos Aires
  • Diego Berakha: Director
  • Sam Penfield: Partner & Executive Producer
  • Lautaro Brunatti: Managing Director & Executive Producer
  • Sabrina Elizondo: Executive Producer
  • Toby Rubin-Sowers: Post Producer
  • Eva Amuchastegui: Production Coordinator
  • Mauro Caporossi: Editor
  • Nahuel Rollan, Juan Barabani, Eloy Krioka: Designers
  • Lucia Vidal, Agustina Ghibaudi, Patrikius Rex: Cel Animation
  • Leandro Feuz, Cyril Izarn: 2D Animation
  • Humberto Paytuvi: Clean Up / Comp
  • Boss VFX: Roto