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“Water Safe, Not Sorry” this Summer as LOUD launches new campaign for NSW

Last Summer 41 people drowned in NSW

Sydney independent creative agency, LOUD, has today launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of water safety as we head back into Summer.  The campaign will run across social, film content, radio, press and Spotify.


Last Summer a staggering 41 people in NSW died as a result of drowning – making it the second most-deadly Summer on record in the last 10 years.  Between Christmas and New Year, a time when families should be celebrating, NSW witnessed 17 fatalities in just 9 days.  An unbelievable 325% increase in drownings against the 10 year average.


This devastating spike prompted the NSW Government to create a public awareness campaign for water safety. The campaign is centred around the three key risk factors; drinking and taking drugs around water, particularly rivers, swimming at unpatrolled beaches and parents leaving their kids unsupervised around water.

LOUD’s campaign objective is simple – help reduce the number of drowning deaths in NSW this Summer, whilst contributing to the long term national goal of reducing drowning deaths by 50% by 2020.


When people die in road accidents, it is part of our culture to show our grief by placing crosses and flowers at the sight where they died. As a passing driver, you can’t help but to slow down, impacted by the loss of another human’s life. We borrowed from this cultural insight and applied it to drowning to warn others about the danger that can lie in familiar waters,” said Gerry Cyron, Head of Planning and Innovation at LOUD.


Commenting on the campaign, Wellison D’Assuncao Creative Director at LOUD said:  It’s a very nice way to end the year for LOUD. What makes me really proud about this body of work is that we’ve retained it for the second year and we again get to make a difference over what will be another hot Summer for NSW.”


Pool Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K38m4FT-3nk


River Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXcNVJSmF_E


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Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser:

Alex Power


LOUD team:

CEO: Lorraine Jokovic

Head of Planning and Innovation: Gerry Cyron

Creative Director: Wellison D’Assuncao

Art Director: Kate Shearer, Wellison D’Assuncao

Copywriter: Rosie Stone

Digital: Tom Hartney

Social: Sarah Mould

Head of Production: Steve Dubé

Group Account Director: Gemma Tugby

Senior Account Manager: Laura Tenison


Production Team:

Production Company: Flipp

Producer: Clinton Bell

Photographer and Film: Jem Cresswell

Stylist: Cherith Crozier

Radio Production: Uncanny Valley

Producer: Emily Green

Audio Director: Matt Perrott