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Two alternative Christmases: Carphone’s Lemon and Brexit from KFC and BBH

Amid all the (would-be) heartwarming christmas spectaculars there’s a noteworthy sub-set: Christmas with extra cheese and, in this one for Carphone Warehouse from Brothers and Sisters, collapsing sets. And Keith Lemon, of course. BBH, which seems to gradually recovering its ...

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YouTube names its big UK and global Xmas winners

It’s still only the first week of December but YouTube has published its list of Christmas winners – in the UK and around the world. The list is based on paid views (not sure it should be), organic views and ...

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Can Microsoft beat Apple in the Christmas sweetness and light stakes?

One’s suspicions are always aroused when massive corporations go all warm and cuddly, especially at Christmas. Apple’s had a go, now it’s ancient rival Microsoft’s turn. This is certainly ambitious, featuring various ‘ordinary’ people caught up in a turbulent 2016 ...

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Coke’s global Christmas ad lacks truck appeal

Coca-Cola is launching what it says is its biggest Christmas campaign (in the UK) anyway with this ad from Madrid’s Sra. Rushmore and a nationwide tour by those surreal monster Coke trucks, finishing in that home of extra Christmas cheese ...

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Bulldog Skincare Christmas debut courtesy of adam&eve elves

Adam&eveDDB is knocking out so many Christmas ads you sometimes feel that its Paddington offices must be populated by adland’s version of Santa’s industrious elves. Which may be the inspiration for this debut ad for new client Bulldog Skincare, a ...

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Is H&M’s new Wes Anderson Christmas epic stuck in a tunnel?

Here’a another mini-movie from H&M and adam&eveDDB, hard(ish) on the heels of David Beckham and Kevin Hart on the road to Vegas. This time it’s Adrien Brody as a good-hearted train conductor improvising Christmas cheer for a group of delayed ...

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Now Samsung’s Galaxy bursts into Christmas

Wonder if Samsung Mobile in the US made this (almost certainly yes) and bought the airtime (very likely) before its phone batteries started catching fire? Whatever, it’s a rather daunting insight into the way we live now with headphones, VR ...

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Giles Keeble: in a divided world are ads striving to be politically correct?

As the world post-Brexit and post-Trump election seems to be getting more divisive, ads seem to be falling over themselves to be more politically correct. This is perhaps especially noticeable because of the amount of slice-of-life stuff there is out ...

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