Is it really already that time again? Wow the week has flown! But here it is, your Friday Finds update!
After laughing, indulging and dancing the night away at our annual P1C Christmas party last week, we’ve been cracking down on lots of exciting campaigns this week. From writing up Christmas emails for FluidOne, to creating stunning Christmas and New Year designs for Far East Consortium, there’s been lots of festive-themed content in the works. Plus, our Hard Rock 12 Days of Giveaways campaign was a great success, resulting in a huge growth of new followers and engagement across socials! Two new blogs were published for Cyber Security Associates featuring a Cyber Essentials update and CSA Awards of the Year 2021, so go give them a read. Plus, we’re super excited to be back working with our clients in Dubai, including Downtown Design for their design fair in November 2022, and Sabco Sports on the social campaigns for their upcoming events. Stay tuned for more info! Phew, that was a lot to mention, right?!
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The year is coming to a close but Christmas is still upon us! We’ll take every opportunity to talk about it, because when it’s over, we really will miss it (sad face). On this occasion, there’ve been some notable Christmas-but-not-Christmas brand ads popping up on our screens that we just can’t resist mentioning.
The UK’s most recognised mental health campaign, Britain Get Talking, returns to our screens with ITV’s star-studded Christmas ad for 2021. The ad follows a day in the life of an ITV makeup artist, with a look into her busy schedule serving looks to famous faces. With conversations about the struggles of the pandemic and Christmas fast approaching, the ad is lighthearted, funny, relatable and touching. It isn’t until her last client, Maya Jama, that the protagonist is asked about how she is, after a long day of listening to others. The ad reminds us that whilst our difficulties may seem like a priority, it’s important for us all to feel heard by checking in on one another this Christmas, leaving viewers with a significant message to take home. Watch the full ad here
It’s likely that this is not the first time you’ve heard about it, but it’s too good not to share! We absolutely love the humorous response from Peloton after one of their instructors and an exercise bike were featured in a tragic scene in the new Sex and the City reboot.
Spoiler alert… the scene in question involves the sudden death of a key character, Mr. Big, who suffers a heart attack after a 45-minute Peloton workout. In response, Peloton posted a video of Mr. Big alive and well, enjoying a new life with the instructor. Taking a slight dig at the show, they mention that his former lifestyle and family history was the likely cause of his death and using one of its exercise bikes may have even helped delay his cardiac event. Ryan Reynolds also provides a fantastic voiceover explaining the benefits of the exercise bike. Definitely a BIG win for Peloton’s marketing team! Watch the full ad here
We’re reminded of Guinness wherever we go as this ad captures that iconic black stout body and frothy white top amongst everyday objects in society, with the message that “good things are in our grasp”. An oh-so clever, but simple move from the marketers behind this one. Plus, the ad features beautiful music courtesy of voices from The Brighton Swing Choir and Bebington Bittermen to add that real Christmassy touch! And at the end, we’re told that the Irish giant has pledged £30m to support pubs, so what’s not to love? Even if we’re not the biggest fans, we’re sure tempted to give a pint of Guinness a go this Christmas! Watch the full ad here
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