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Christmastime in the UK: All Eyes on Ads

Ep. 345

It’s deemed the Super Bowl of advertising in the UK, but it involves a lot fewer athletes and a lot more elves.


On the latest episode of Yeah, That’s Probably An Ad, community editor Luz Corona and Europe brand editor Rebecca Stewart are joined by Adweek’s Europe creative editor Brittaney Kiefer and adam&eveDDB chief creative officer Rick Brim to discuss this year’s crème de la crème of Christmas ads in the UK. Brim shares his experience sitting in the creative chair on the account of major retailer John Lewis and the significance of participating in this cultural moment for the country.


The group discusses messaging trends amongst this year’s ads, the favorites, and the delicate balance of driving a powerful emotional connection while still meeting business goals.


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