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Grey NY Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence in New Super Bowl Spot

lbbonline.com, 7 months, 3 weeks ago

NFL donates airtime for harrowing 'Text Talk' spot

Grey NY Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence in New Super Bowl Spot

NO MORE, the public awareness campaign designed to engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault, will launch a 30 second TV commercial in the 3rd Quarter of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th on CBS.  Viewers will be directed to text ‘NO MORE’ to find out how to help. 

The effort builds on the public awareness success of last year’s commercial called 'Listen,' a stark portrayal of a real 911 call, which marked the first-ever Super Bowl spot to address domestic violence and sexual assault.  “Listen” generated a wave of social media, hotline calls and website visits, becoming one of the most widely viewed PSAs of its kind in American history.

This year’s commercial called “Text Talk,” was created by Grey New York.  The National Football League (NFL) donated its airtime for the spot and its production costs.


The commercial follows a text message conversation between two friends. A woman’s obvious reluctance to come to a Super Bowl party at a friend’s house, after missing a few social occasions, coupled with her silence when questioned about her well-being, raises concern for her safety. The recognizable iOS typing indicator thought bubble icon is used, symbolically, to point out one of the many signs of domestic violence, her inability to talk about an abusive relationship.

The spot ends by calling on viewers to “TEXT ‘NO MORE’ TO 94543.” For a limited time beyond Super Bowl 50, people who opt into the text program will receive action-oriented messages educating them on common signs of abuse and steps they can take to help victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault The texts will also reinforce the message that “you don’t need be an expert to get involved, you just need to be a friend.” 

“This PSA captures how most young people – and many others – use texting to communicate and how sometimes saying a little says a lot,” said NO MORE Director, Virginia Witt. “Learning more can empower people to have potentially life-saving conversations and reach out for help. We hope this will be one more step toward the culture change we are seeking around domestic violence and sexual assault.”  

In addition to airing during the Super Bowl, NO MORE will host an extended version of the spot on digital channels and mobilize their network of advocacy groups to promote the effort in social media. This year, those who visit NOMORE.org, in the days surrounding Super Bowl, will have the opportunity to participate in a unique CrowdRise fundraiser to support a wide variety of domestic violence and sexual assault non-profits from across the country. For more information, or to add your organization to the CrowdRise fundraising challenge visit, crowdrise.com/nomorechallenge.

Creative Agency

Chief Creative Officer: Andreas Dahlqvist

Creative Director: Evan Benedetto

Art Director: Jeffrey Welk

Executive Creative Director: Leo Savage and Jeff Stamp

Group Creative Director: Joe Mongognia

Designer: Angela Bac

Managing Partner:  Devin Brook

Creative Agency: Grey NY

Executive Creative Directors: Jonathan Notaro

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: One Thousand Birds

Sound Design: Andrew Tracy, Calvin Pia

Sound Mix: Andrew Tracy

Post Production / VFX

2D Lead Artists: Jim Forster

Head of Production:  Julie Shevach

Producer: Johnna MacArthur

Production Company

Production Company: Brand New School

Category: Corporate and social , Social