Tag Archives: christmas ads

PayPal and Visa attempt to grab some Christmas spirit

You may have noticed that Christmas and the festive season is a touch commercial these days so the purveyors of paying mechanisms are joining in too. Here’s PayPal from France’s Buzzman with a big international campaign featuring “Uncle Awesome.” While ...

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Matt and Ben’s weekly Christmas ad round-up

The&Partnership’s Matt Deacon and Ben Fallows (below), the team behind Argos’ ‘Christmas Fool’ campaign, are keeping an eye on the Christmas ads for us. Here’s their first pick, Iceland’s ‘Rang-tan.’ It was a really smart decision not replacing ‘Rang-tan’ when ...

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Sainsbury’s unveils its Xmas contender for best school play

You can imagine the reaction of Sainsbury’s and agency Wieden+Kennedy when they saw the John Lewis/Waitrose & Partners relaunch ad in the summer featuring a school play. They’d embarked on a nationwide search for kids singing to their mums at ...

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Freeman campaign fails to deliver Xmas for Vodafone

Why don’t we ever like Vodafone ads? Over the years a succession of capable marketing execs and top of the range agencies have had a crack at it and the ads are always – well, not on a par with ...

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Aldi’s Kevin the carrot sets out to own Christmas

Seems as though we’re in for even more of Aldi and McCann’s Kevin the carrot this Christmas, by some measures deemed to be the most effective UK Christmas campaign. First up we had an Italian Job-style trailer with more than ...

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Amazon plays it much too safe at Christmas

Here’s Amazon’s ‘Holidays’ ad from Lucky Generals, showing, er, lots of Amazon deliveries to the customary Christmas feel good backdrop. And that’s it. Given some of Amazon’s excellent recent efforts it’s a disappointment. A bit like AMV BBDO’s recent debut ...

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