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Christmas TV Ads

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Christmas TV Ads

A number of companies have launched their Christmas ads on TV this week. One thing I've noticed is that they are generally long ads but it's only in the last few seconds that the company name is announced.
I particularly like the John Lewis 'Penguin' ad. Apparently it cost £1m to make so it's got to bring in the sales for them.
Anybody like any of the other ads?
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Re: Christmas TV Ads

the Debenhams one is pretty good.
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Yes just seen it and again no identification until the end of the clip.
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Christmas ads in the first week of November?
I suppose the Christmas trees and lights will be up by next week!
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I liked the John Lewis one last year - this year isn't as good.
Here's a collection of the adverts http://www.cityam.com/1415373869/john-lewis-ms-sky-debenhams-best-christmas-adverts-2014
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Just found out that the Found It! range of ads is for Debenhams.
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Re: Christmas TV Ads

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Christmas ads in the first week of November?
I suppose the Christmas trees and lights will be up by next week!

If the retailers are going to get their money back , with some of the commercials costing £1m, they have to start early to make it pay. Also once one company starts they all have to. I'm surprised that the main supermarkets have let the German ones beat them to the punch. Bet we'll see ASDA, Sainsbury and Tesco on TV this coming week. 
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Monty the penquin , John Lewis is the best Smiley
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They all remind me of the Woolworths ads.
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The only good thing about the Christmas TV ads, as far as I am concerned, is , that they take up time from other adverts and prevent them from being shown !...
I don`t like the adverts... to me, they are meaningless and uninteresting...  they boost the ego of the "yuppies" in the office who got their heads together on an idea, and "sold" it to some muppet in the company they were tasked by....
The muppet of that company is easy to impress, as when he is "happy" then he can go to his senior muppet and profess that he has done HIS job properly, and "look what a good boy am I " smile on his face, when the senior muppet tells him his senior muppets approve of the idiotic way of presenting their company image to the gullible general public...  ( not sure which to cross out... gullible or general ) it`s up to you  Cheesy
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If only it was as simple as that Shutter. The advertising director's head will be on the block after spending all that money. If the sales don't materialise then he will be looking for another job Wink
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I'm sure that what would usually happen is the director would find scapegoat further down the ladder.
Director's tend to have a death grip on their own rung.
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Yeah...it`s funny that... when jobs have to go, it is the minions that have to lose it ... seldom directors... ( senior muppets )..  Cheesy
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When you're spending that sort of money it is the man at the top that carries the can. The advertising director is perhaps the least secure place on any board of directors Wink
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Yeah...it`s funny that... when jobs have to go, it is the minions that have to lose it ... seldom directors... ( senior muppets )..  Cheesy
And when the directors go they usually go with a good settlement package unlike many of the minions