It’s time for another fortnight of exciting comms updates!!
Over the past two weeks, we have been writing press releases, preparing for launches and (of course) creating awesome social media content for our clients. With the countdown to Christmas slowly turning things a little festive, we’re gearing up for our Christmas party on 10th December, which promises to be an absolute treat! But that’s not all… we’re also looking forward to introducing not one but TWO new team members in the coming weeks! Stay tuned to hear more about them!
A quick(ish) update for everything going on in the world of social media over the past 2 weeks:
Well, we couldn’t go through this week’s Friday Finds without talking about Christmas ads, could we?! Here are some of our favourites so far…
As they are the most ‘iconic’ of the Christmas ad contenders, John Lewis is coming at you first. But, in our humble opinion, this year’s flick just doesn’t cut it like the rest. It all feels a bit “been there done that” to us, but we’ll let you decide that for yourselves.
(ET called, he wants his plot back…)
Disney next with an ad that has made almost every member of Team P1C cry (OK, maybe it’s just me…). ‘THE STEPDAD’ follows a kind man trying to earn the trust and affection of his partner’s kids. Set to a song recorded especially for the ad by Gregory Porter and CHERISE, the ad has all the feel-good-family-vibes you’d expect from Disney. But don’t take our word for it, watch it for yourself!
A fun fact for you: Nicole, the mum in this year’s ad, is actually a grown-up version of the child from last year’s ad!
While we’re on the ‘emotional Christmas ad’ train, we’ve got to talk about McDonalds. The brainchild of two junior creatives, this year’s ad stars a young girl named Matilda and her imaginary friend Iggy. Incredibly well-shot with a beautiful soundtrack and high-quality animation, this one is up there with our favourites for this year, for sure!
A message from Kirsty on this one – “If you don’t feel a physical pang of sadness when she puts him in the cupboard, you have no heart”.
Last but certainly not least, Aldi simply had to get a mention in this blog for taking their infamous Carrot, Kevin, that little bit further. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, this year’s ad tells the story of a Banana version of Ebenezer Scrooge (‘Ebanana’). Whisked away on a wintery journey by a ghostly-looking Kevin The Carrot, Ebanana soon learns the meaning of Christmas. But for us, it’s not the storyline that we love most, it’s the characters. Whilst Kevin the Carrot has been in our hearts since his first appearance in 2016, Marcus Radishford (actually voiced by Marcus Rashford) was a new and very welcome entrant! He’s even got his own Twitter page…
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