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Christmas ads 2013

Watch the 2013 John Lewis Christmas ad

John Lewis has released its Christmas ad online, ahead of its first outing on TV tomorrow night during 'The X Factor'.


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Toshiba to take on Apple and Samsung with £4m Encore tablet push

Toshiba is returning to TV advertising after a four-year hiatus, as it seeks to take on Apple and Samsung with a £4m marketing campaign to promote its Windows 8.1-powered Encore eight-inch tablet.


HSBC uses emotive ad to relaunch bank account on Christmas Day

HSBC is relaunching one of its bank accounts with a new global campaign focusing on helping young people achieve their ambitions.


Tetley "Tetley medieval" by Creature London

Tetley launched a CGI ad on Christmas Eve. The spot, by Creature London, is part of the tea brand's 13 million campaign and sees Gaffer, Tina and Sydney travel back in time to a battle in a medieval castle. As the combat erupts around them, they foc...


Virgin Holidays encourages customers to 'flaunt it' in Christmas Day ad

Virgin Holidays is promoting its January sale by encouraging customers to "flaunt it" in a TV ad airing on Christmas Day. introduces team of sidekicks on Christmas day, the insurance comparison site, is to introduce new characters to its TV ad on Christmas day.


Tetley launches ad with Tea Folk in middle of medieval battle

Tetley, the tea brand, is set to launch the second TV ad in its £13 million ad push on Christmas Eve.


Monty the penguin tops engagement study

John Lewis's "Monty the penguin" was the most compelling Christmas ad of 2014, according to research by facial recognition analysts.


Production Company of the Year 2014: Academy

Quality work from new signings, old hands chipping in and an eye-catching return to form by its star player saw the production company back on top - and all without a Christmas ad in sight.


Advertising Agency of the Year 2014: Adam & Eve/DDB

That the magic created at an independent start-up was recreated so quickly in a marcoms leviathan is some feat. No doubt all the clients and juries who sided with the agency in 2014 would agree.


Sainsbury's Tu launches Christmas jumpers with dad dancing Facebook video

Tu, the Sainsbury's clothing brand, has launched its Christmas jumpers with a video on Facebook featuring dads dancing to dubstep, generating one million views in two days.


The best (and the worst) CGI animals in ads

Marketers' love affair with CGI animals continues apace. McVitie's latest tongue-in-cheek riff on the cute kitten YouTube phenomenon makes its TV debut tonight, while John Lewis' 'Monty the penguin' spot continues to dominate the airwaves and online.


McVitie's Victoria rolls out first Christmas ad for 32 years

McVitie's, the biscuit brand owned by United Biscuits, has launched its first Christmas ad in more than three decades for its Victoria selection box, featuring cuddly animals.


Harry Enfield stars in Save the Children Christmas Jumper ad

Harry Enfield stars in this year's Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day ad, in a spoof of alcohol brand Southern Comfort's "whatever's comfortable" by Wieden & Kennedy.


Sainsbury's Christmas ad escapes investigation despite 727 complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided not to investigate the Sainsbury's Christmas ad despite 727 complaints that its depiction of the First World War was distasteful.


World's Talking About: Potty-mouth princesses

Can a brand get away with pushing boundaries in an ad if it attaches itself to a good cause? It has become a hot topic in the UK, thanks to Sainsbury s Christmas spot. In the US, the T-shirt brand FCKH8 has raised the same issue. The company s ads sh...


Marks & Spencer wins online battle of the Christmas ads

Marks & Spencer has won Campaign's hotly contested battle of the Christmas ads, with over 30 per cent of the online votes.


King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push

King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.


Hammerson uses automated mechanical model to showcase Christmas gifts

Hammerson, the retail property developer, has used a 13-feet automated mechanical model to showcase the wide variety of the Christmas gifts available at its shopping centres.


Samsung launches first Christmas TV campaign in the UK

Samsung is launching its first festive TV campaign in the UK, which portrays its products as an integral part of the Christmas season.


Samsung launches first Christmas TV campaign in the UK

Samsung is launching its first festive TV campaign in the UK, which portrays its products as an integral part of the Christmas season.


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