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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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Has AMV BBDO ‘got it right’ for Currys PC World?

Last year’s AMV BBDO Christmas campaign for Currys PC World starring Jeff Goldblum won buckets of awards at all the big UK awards shows. This year’s effort – ‘Get It Right’ – is a more modest affair, seeming to owe ...

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James Corden orchestrates a special ‘carpool karaoke’ for McDonald’s

It’s seems a long time ago already but McDonald’s’ crowd-sourced Christmas campaign from Leo Burnett culminated in a one-off Christmas Day ad featuring James Corden, of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ fame (among many other things) and a cast of thousands singing a ...

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Sainsbury’s wins Christmas battle of YouTube views

Sainsbury’s looks like it’s won Christmas in the UK, thanks in part to the antics of AMV BBDO’s Mog in ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’ (we shouldn’t forget author Judith Kerr either). This ad, our choice as Ad of the Year, is ...

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Was Dick Whittington the first Shoreditch hipster?

We don’t usually cover Christmas cards/greetings – in our curmudgeonly way. We are a serious publication you know – well sometimes. However Hamish Thompson of Houston PR sent me (and doubtless thousands of other close acquaintances) these thoughts on Dick ...

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