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Neuro-Insight: this year’s Xmas ads story – separate but together with a dash of optimism

By Shazia Ginai With the possibility of big family gatherings being off limits this December, brands have already started dropping their Christmas adverts like snowflakes to spread some festive spirits and mood to locked down Britain. However this context comes ...

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McDonald’s tunes into a winner in the Xmas music stakes

Christmas ads this year look set to be a battle of the animators (hardly surprising in a lockdown) and music. McDonald’s’ Christmas effort from Leo Burnett, with some smart animation from Passion Pictures and post production from Framestore, leans heavily ...

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Aldi Australia celebrates Xmas with synchronised Santas

Christmas ads do rather beat you into submission – especially in the UK this year when they mostly seem to feature impromptu feelgood concerts and other performances. Penetrating the gloom of isolation, obviously, but somewhat samey. Australia seems to have ...

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W+K goes to the ends of the earth for Coke Christmas

Wieden+Kennedy London has been charged with Coca-Cola’s Christmas campaign; featuring the ubiquitous trucks and an absent-minded dad who goes to the ends of the earth to deliver for his daughter. We seem to have a Spanish version here. Complete tosh. ...

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The Gate tackles roots of unhappiness for Childline

It’s the time of year for feelgood stuff – woke-washing maybe – from all kinds of suspects. Wouldn’t it be nice to see something that brings real problems to the fore and makes you think, re-examine attitudes maybe. This new ...

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Disney jerks those tears – but to what end?

There’s usually an animated tear-jerker or three around at Christmas and if anyone can pull it off it’s Disney, here doing its bit for oldies (who’ve been having a tough time recently in Covid, but so have young people too.) ...

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Does Aldi’s Kevin live up to big budget Xmas star billing?

Aldi, via McCann, is giving it both barrels this Christmas – literally, with quite an elaborate teaser ad and now with the main production, Kevin the Carrot eventually finding his way home (personified by a dodgy looking old geezer in ...

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Walkers’ ‘social first’ LadBaby Christmas effort lacks crunch

Walkers Crisps mostly delighted us last Christmas with the inimitable Mariah Carey courtesy of AMV BBDO. This year, having departed AMV, it’s a more modest “social first” effort (as is Christmas in the UK) from Elvis, featuring comedian and YouTuber ...

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