UK free newspaper Metro has highlighted some similarities between AMV/BBDO’s ‘Christmas is for Sharing’ Great War epic and a Paul McCartney music video from 2008 for ‘Pipes of Peace,’ featuring Macca doing his bit for both sides.
Not guilty. It’s famous (possibly fictional) event from 1914 – so there to be used.
Someone from a rival agency pointed out to me today that this and the John Lewis Christmas ad have served to remind the business world that advertising can, indeed, resonate with the great British public. In a way that ad-free online this and that do not.
So we should celebrate both of them.