Saturday, November 8, 2014

Its the most wonderful time of the year

Its around this time of year I get really excited for Christmas. After all the excitement of Halloween  is now over its time to prepare for 2 months of feeling all festive. Being an advertising student I always get excited to see all the Christmas advert , there basically the only adverts I really like . I'm not gonna lie I do get emotionally involved in Christmas adverts. These are my top 5 Christmas adverts of all time.
1.Coca - Cola Its not Christmas with out the Coca-Cola advert. Its now just synonymous with Christmas , the first sign of the advert and its iconic tune everyone goes mad. Its only officially Christmas when the coca -cola advert appears ,  until then everyone sits and waits . This advert consistently ranks as the UK’s favourite Christmas advert of all time, which isn't surprising.
2. M&S 2013 -Rosie Huntington-Whiteley +
Helena Bonham Carter + David Gandy = A weird but perfect combination for a Christmas advert. As soon as I saw this advert last year  I was instantly drawn into it.I'm always a big fan of interpretations of fairytales and there's no better person to play a fairy tale character than Rosie . She perfect and I secretly want to be her.The all British cast created a modern vision where fashion meets fantasy . Honestly M&S will always have competition from John Lewis with their Christmas advert but they did a good job in keeping up with them with this advert . Its a bit bizarre for a Christmas advert but  David Gandy stars in it and you cant go wrong with David.

3. 'Homecoming' Sainsburys 2013 - I think this advert is so simple and really effective . Using real home video's really highlights whats really important at Christmas and really brings out the realness of the emotions. Its not all about big budget adverts ,sometimes it can just be simple. 

 4.'Aliens'Argos 2011 -  I think this advert is really fun , and captures everything to do with Christmas. It shows that Christmas adverts don't have to be really serious or emotional to be effective . Its just really fun and lighthearted ,things an Christmas advert should be 
5. 'Monty the Penguin' John Lewis 2014 - This isn't a surprise .If I wrote this post a couple a days a go I would of chosen last years John Lewis advert but I saw this one yesterday and cried. I love this advert . Just as you cant think John Lewis can't top last year's advert ,they go and do it again . Its not just the advert , its their whole marketing campaign for it which I love . Its pretty much flawless. John Lewis are making it interactive with the consumers , allowing consumers to be apart of the advert, whether its using technology to place you within the scenes of the advert or getting your own toy to be in the advert. The in-store interactivity is really amazing. Just like last year their also cashing in on merchandise with Monty onesies , toys ect .And Who doesn't love penguins. I cry every time I watch this its just so cute .

What is your favourite Christmas advert ? 

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