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We all live in a global society thanks to technology and for us advertising folk it is a terrifying and exciting prospect. Terrifying because we can see how different ideas have played out on an international scale and exciting for exactly the same reason. Which is exactly why we all need to acknowledge our peer's work on this platform and produce work worthy of a share or a like. 

There are two main periods of the year where agencies and clients alike bring their best work to the table namely the Superbowl and Christmas time, and this year is no exception. Our case in point is this marvelous ad for Heathrow Airport by agency Havas London under the creative guidance of Ben Mooge, produced by Dom&Nic and animated by The Mill in London. Enjoy.

 

Another very entertaining Christmas-themed ad comes from Spain created by Leo Burnett Madrid for the Spanish Christmas Lottery. Directed by Santiago Zannou, this 5 minute story is brilliant to watch and has a wonderful warm feeling about it. Here it is.

 

Bringing the magic of Christmas to life for Milka is this charming story of a boy and his time machine. Created by Weiden + Kennedy Amsterdam, directed by Jean-Pierre Juenet (Director of Amelie) and produced by Tobago Films in Paris really does bring the magic of Christmas to life. 

 

 

When it comes to some of the world's really out-there ads, the Aussies really take the cake sometimes with their strange sense of humour and their gung-ho approach to life. Australian grocer Aldi brings us a story about annoying Americans and their insistance on having christmas their way. It has some strange humour and really is the antithesis of how Christmas is viewed in colder climates. Created by BMF Australia, directed by Nick Ball and produced by Finch Films this is surely going to create a smile or two. 

 

Of course the ad that has captured everyone's hearts this year is out of the UK once again starring Buster the Boxer who just wants to jump. Created by adamandeveBBD for John Lewis retailers it is a real joy to watch. #BusterTheBoxer had mixed reviews by some grumpy old farts, but we just loved it. Under the Chief Creative Officer Ben Priest and a host of creative geniuses, this ad will warm all dog lover's hearts. 

Not to be outdone, South Africa is also in the mix with a really South African ad, Pick n Pay's new agency King James Group has created one of the finest Christmas campaigns incorporating Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Not much other information is available online as to who else was involved, but as soon as we know, we will post it. King James Group is also busy shaking up the Pendoring Awards as well as doing some fantastic work for Sanlam. Great work folks. 

 

 

 

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