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Inspiration

This corporate folk kit might be the only useful corporate Christmas gift

Last Christmas (though it was only a few short weeks ago, of course), Lithuania-based design agency FOLK created an alternative to boring Christmas corporate gifts known as the “Corporate Folk Kit.” This kit was gifted to their partners...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Behind the Idea: Giving the gift of reading this Christmas

Last month, Penguin Random House collaborated with London-based studio Anyways Creative to create the ‘Books Make Us Better’ campaign to promote the joy of reading by gifting books at Christmas. The campaign aims to appeal to readers of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

All I want for Christmas is nothing: Breaking the Secret Santa curse

Christmas is wonderful and everything, but if there’s one thing about it that becomes more and more tedious as the years drag on - it’s the presents. As a child, there’s something undeniably magical about waking up at the crack of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

How M&S brought the virtual world of Christmas ads to life

Every year, the highly anticipated Christmas advertisements mark the start of the festive season. As in previous years, the Christmas ads in 2019 follow the same generic theme of an emotionally-driven story where the public falls in love with the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Holidays Are Coming as Coke launches biggest ever Christmas campaign

While many see the launch of the annual John Lewis ad as the sign that Christmas can truly begin, there’s nothing more iconic than Coke’s Holidays Are Coming spot. A few weeks ago, the brand's annual Christmas Truck Tour set off to tee...

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Leaders

Tesco continues time-travelling theme in Christmas campaign

British supermarket Tesco has continued the trend of taking viewers back to past times with its Christmas ad for 2019, while continuing to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. In the ad, created by BBH London and Stink, one of the retailer's delivery...

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Leaders

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

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Leaders

John Lewis Christmas spot fuels fire for Waitrose merger

John Lewis has finally launched its Christmas ad for 2019, which tells the story of a little girl and her excitable dragon, Edgar, and unites the brand with partner company Waitrose. The spot, created by adam&eveDDB and directed by Dougal Wilson, is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (continued...)

Following our round-up of the first wave of Christmas ads from all the big UK retailers and others such as Amazon, Macy's and Cineworld, it's time to take a look at the latest seasonal spots doing the rounds this week. Entering the fray are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

D Double E voices first UK Christmas ad for IKEA

UK grime act D Double E provides the soundtrack to IKEA’s first ever Christmas ad launching today, as he waxes lyrical about being house proud and silencing the critics. The spot, created by Mother, features a couple who become racked with...

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Leaders

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Royal Mail puts its stamp on Christmas 2019

British postal service Royal Mail has unveiled its Christmas Special Stamps for 2019 with a new Nativity theme. Created by London studio Charlie Smith Design and paper-cutting artist duo Hari and Deepti, the collection is both contemporary and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How to make the most of your Christmas holiday in 2019

Christmas is a time for friends, family and a nice break away from the office for most people, and this year, festive loving workers are using a holiday hack to maximise the period in 2019. The two popular options are either 12 days or 16 days...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Force is female in new Cineworld Christmas campaign

Cineworld unleashes The Force in a new campaign to promote its Christmas gifting range while also looking ahead to some of this winter's biggest blockbusters. The ad begins with a spirited game of Charades during a festive family gathering on...

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Inspiration

How celebrating Christmas can boost your productivity

Christmas is less than two months away and research has shown that not enough companies are getting in the spirit, missing the chance to boost productivity. A study carried out by UK retailer Christmas Tree World has found that 74% of employees are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Commodore C64 set for Christmas comeback

Retro Games has finally released details of its long-awaited reimagining of the best-selling home computer of all time, the Commodore C64, with a December release date slated. The full-sized version of the 80s classic will launch in time for...

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Leaders

Why the right music is key to cracking Christmas campaigns

By Heather Andrew, UK CEO, Neuro-Insight... With Christmas ad spend set to hit an all-time high, the race is on again to achieve the coveted most memorable ad. Previous years have taught us that the aim of the game with festive spots is emotional...

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Inspiration

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Über Agency
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Leaders

Elton John takes it away in John Lewis Christmas ad 2018

This year’s John Lewis Christmas ad has finally arrived and is led by the story of British music legend Sir Elton John who fronts the film. The Boy and His Piano opens on the singer in his living room as he begins to play his classic tune Your...

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Leaders

Festive Feels: All the ads of Christmas 2018

Burberry - Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas Vodafone - Christmas Covered Agency: Ogilvy UK Director: Gary Freedman Production: Independent Films Visa - #KeepItLocalThisChristmas Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Director: Chris...

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Inspiration

A nostalgic review of Christmas advertising

To coincide with everyone's 2017 Chrimbo advert reviews, we asked Philip James, our Creative Director to do a round up of the Best Christmas Adverts ever..... not just this year! 'Though I am a sucker for a new technology, new cinematic quality and...

Posted by: Shadowplay
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Leaders

Ads of the Week: The last of the big Christmas spots and other stories

Havas London - Heathrow Heathrow has unveiled its second-ever Christmas advert, revealing the epic, 50-year-long love story of Doris and Edward Bair, the much-loved teddy bears, who were shown in the airport's first Christmas TV ad last year. The...

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Leaders

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

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Canon wants you to give the gift of a story this Christmas

The new year is just around the corner. There’ll be moments you’ve planned, and moments you’ll experience out of the blue. The anticipation of what’s to come is incredibly exciting. It’s a whole new year to fill, so give the gift of a story...

Posted by: VCCP
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Leaders

Center Parcs launch new integrated campaign JUST in time for Christmas

Leading short break expert Center Parcs has unveiled a new TV advertisement as part of a broader marketing campaign by Brothers and Sisters celebrating the forest as an immersive playground. The new 50-second TV commercial launched on December 21 on...

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Leaders

Above + Beyond focuses on the ‘wonderful imperfections’ of Christmas

Creative agency Above+Beyond has chosen to celebrate the realities of Christmas with an initiative which focuses on the ‘true scents’ of the season. The agency has chosen to counter the saccharine sweetness of much festive marketing that floods...

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Workshop

YES Christmas is the best time to job hunt

Christmas is of course a time to reflect on the past year, meet up with friends, exchange gifts and celebrate, but did you know it is also the perfect time to look for a new job? You will be aware of some businesses are winding down and hiring has...

Posted by: Cogs Agency

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