Tag Archives: christmas ads

Apple and Spanish Lottery: two ways to tear ducts

Here’s Apple’s Christmas offering, ‘Frankie’s holiday.’ Frankie being Frankenstein’s monster. “Open your heart” Apple advises us. Take it they didn’t really have anything to say. In comparison this is open heart surgery, from the Spanish Lottery which won this year’s ...

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Now it’s McDonald’s’ turn to tug the Xmas heartstrings

McDonald’s is running what it calls its biggest UK Christmas campaign, built around a winsome left-on-the-shelf doll Juliette and the opportunity for romantic, as well as scoffing, opportunities in McD. Could’ve been a big dollop of gloop but, as ever ...

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Mulberry serves up fascinating Christmas oddment

Upscale British bag maker Mulberry used to be with agency of the moment adam&eveDDB but this year’s Christmas effort is, it says on the tin, by Mulberry. And a fascinating oddment it is too; this Christmas tale with children playing ...

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Malcolm White of Krow: why do brands abandon reality for the ‘aah’ factor in the run up to Christmas?

The 1914 Christmas Truce that spontaneously broke out in isolated pockets on the Western Front was memorably recreated for Sainsbury’s Christmas ad campaign exactly one hundred years later. As a metaphor for the importance of exchanging gifts and the spread ...

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Boots does good, Debenhams does gifts at Christmas

Boots may be part of the giant Walgreens Boots Alliance – which describes itself as the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise – but its advertising (in the UK at least) positions itself artfully as a kind of commercial ...

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Buster boxes clever for adam&eve’s John Lewis Xmas

Here’s the eagerly-anticipated John Lewis Christmas ad from adam&eveDDB. Directed by Dougal Wilson of Blink (his fourth JL Christmas effort), supporting Wildlife Trusts (they’re all British animals). This is becoming boring. Brilliant – smashed it again. Stuffed Busters (and foxes ...

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Here’s (a bit of) the John Lewis Christmas ad

Or so everybody seems to think anyway. And this is the music in a cover by The Vaults. Was expecting something a bit chirpier. But we shall see and hear….

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Morrisons, Asda and DFS open their Christmas boxes

Back into the Christmas trenches with, first up, Morrisons via new(ish) agency Publicis London. Do they need an agency for this? MAA creative scale: 4. Asda also has a new agency, the rehired Saatchi & Saatchi and the media has ...

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