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Not so trad Xmas: Boxt, Ikea and Camden Town Brewery

Is it worth advertising anything else but, well, Christmas at Christmas when screens are awash with gifting, jingle bells and spins on A Christmas Carol? What you don’t need at Christmas even more than a pair of reindeer socks is ...

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Kevin the Carrot returns in triumph for Aldi

The by now regular appearance of Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot isn’t quite an ad event of John Lewis proportions but maybe it’s becoming so at the Gogglebox end of the market. Another regular is Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge. Here he ...

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Mars goes off-piste for Bounty Christmas

Ads come from unexpected places these days: Coca-Cola’s striking departure from Christmas tradition is from DentsuMB for example (MB being a long overdue rebrand of Dentsumcgarrybowen presumably) even though Coke has just spent two years deciding to give most of ...

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Lucky Generals hits a new level with Amazon Christmas heart-wringer

The doorbell rang this morning; it’s Santa someone said. “You mean Jeff Bezos?” and it was. Amazon is going large this Christmas with this from Lucky Generals, tackling the issue of kindness, which has confused many a philosopher. Highlighted by ...

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Boots goes all out for a Christmas epic

WPP construct The Pharm looks after Boots and it’s thrown the kitchen sink at ‘Bags of Joy’ with actress Jenna Coleman (Joy presumably) bestowing prezzies on most of the available world. Replete with an improbable snowman (it never snows that ...

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UK Christmas ads: both ends of the clothing spectrum – TK Maxx and Joules

TK Maxx is where you pick up designer brands for less (wandered into one in London’s well-heeled financial district once, just the place to pick up a tiara) and agency Wieden+Kennedy is going down the well-trodden route of the nervous ...

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Christmas ads: Asda on ice, a good cause from Vodafone

Will there be any Christmas ads still around at Christmas? Joining this week’s early November rush we have Asda and Vodafone. Asda is going the time-honoured Magic and Sparkle route with ‘Asda on Ice’ from Havas, referencing dear old Torvill ...

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MAA Ad of the Week: John Lewis, the original and the best

There’s been an early rush on Christmas ads this week — perhaps because Black Friday won’t add up to much (few retailers can afford to discount too heavily), and they all want us to shop early to even out the ...

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