A while back Jeff Goldblum appeared in some funny online films for GE and BBDO New York. Do stars – Golblum presumably still counts as one – have their favourite agencies? Here he is performing for the UK’s AMV BBDO and Currys PC in a series of five Christmas ads called, rather bemusingly,’Spare the Act.’
Essentially he’s telling people how to make the best of a bad job at Christmas while reminding them that they can solve their problems by getting better kit from Currys PC World.
Here are a couple.
Are people likely to rush out and buy a new telly/cooker/laptop before Christmas? Surely they’ll wait for the sales (some of which will start before Christmas – OK).
There’s a whole new genre of grim, present-giving Christmas ads (to varying degrees), adam&eveDDB’s effort for Mulberry this year and Harvey Nichols two years ago being cases in point.
Well reality’s a fine thing. Maybe this will grow on me (haven’t seen them all yet).
MAA creative scale: 7.