Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:57:52 GMT
Agency Christmas cards are part and parcel of adland’s festive season. And as each shop tries to out-do the other with the most creative ways of saying ‘Merry Christmas’, they can be helluva lotta fun. LBB’s Addison Capper has rounded up his favourites in this festive edition of Brain Food.
1. Beard Baubles
When The Daily Mail says your new creation is ‘the new must-have hipster accessory this December’ you know you’ve hit the big time. And that’s exactly what Grey London creative team Pauline Ashford and Mike Kennedy (who we featured as New Talent) have done with Beard Baubles. The pair initially only developed the facial accessory for the agency’s Christmas card, but liked the end result so much that they decided to sell them for charity. They sold out immediately and there’s now a waiting queue for when they come back into stock. Purchase them here.
2. Black Christmas
Armoury’s Jack Laurance has delivered this dark and distinctly alternative take on a Christmas film with Black Christmas. It’s a British gangland-inspired short that features all your favourite Christmas clichés in a light you’ve almost certainly never seen the, before. Also - there are 25 hidden Christmas-themed clues in the film. Can you spot them all? If so, you could bag yourself a bottle of Hennessy! Email answers to email@example.com.
3. Project X
Framestore's biggest ever job for the fiercest client.
4. Santa’s on Tinder
Mr and Mrs Claus must have hit a bit of a rough patch because Santa is now on Tinder. Collective London are offering a gift to anyone that can charm the boots off Father Christmas and score a date with him. Swipe right now! Read more here.
5. School Editing’s Merry Christmas
Ace choreography, enthusiastic staff, booze and an awesome soundtrack make this two-minute, one-take Christmas film from School Editing totally fun.
6. Advertising Against Humanity
Ok this was actually included in last week’s Brain Food, but it just couldn’t be left out of this list!
7. Hipster Santa Goes South
Santa is a plaid-wearing, soy-drinking, BBQ-loving, laid-back, bearded hipster in this offering from Austin-based agency Door Number 3.
8. Print & Wrap
Printable wrapping paper awesomeness from Crispin Porter + Bogusky London. Check it out here.
9. OgilvyOne’s Fine Art
In a tribute to its clients, OgilvyOne commissioned fine artist John Afflick to paint a family on Christmas day, but with numerous details representing different clients.
Indicia hired some very little helpers to craft their Christmas card. Four children came in to build the customer engagement agency’s Bristol office in Minecraft. The game can be downloaded and explored by clients. Download it for yourself here.
10. Christmas Ads Remixed
Ithaca Audio has remixed some of its favourite Christmas spots into this festive ad-filled mash-up.
*11. Publicis Groupe’s Very Good Wishes
Ok, we know it says 10 but we couldn’t not include this one, even if it did come out after we uploaded. DigitasLBi has created a super fun and super seamless, dual-screen game for Publicis Groupe that involves the holding group’s head Maurice Lévy surrounded by cuddly toys. The aim of the game is to use your phone like a controller and grab as many as you can for charity with an old-school style claw. Sneaky tip: try and grab Lévy’s head! Check it out for yourself here and read a bit more about it here.view more - Trends and InsightLBB Editorial, Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:57:52 GMT