Following Must be Christmas as new John Lewis ad is out Page 2

  • Psychotext 6 Nov 2014 13:31:30 65,469 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Well anyway, yes, you are completely detached from reality then :p
    Fair enough. Seems like quite a healthy place to be if people are legitimately crying over adverts like that!

    (Watched it, felt nothing)
  • senso-ji 6 Nov 2014 13:33:02 9,783 posts
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    It wasn't a Christmnas one, but there was John Lewis advert for women's wear a while back that became a story in several newspaper and media outlets. I think the song featured in it also sold loads because of the ad. John Lewis advertising successes seem to be replicating what Levi Jeans did in the 90's.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:34:13
    It bought back memories of me with my parents at Christmas, walking in to see the presents under the tree.

    I'm still crying here! Magical.
  • Psychotext 6 Nov 2014 13:37:06 65,469 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    I'm still crying here! Magical.
    I struggle so much with sarcasm on the internet. This is sarcasm right?
  • Tonka 6 Nov 2014 13:39:10 29,757 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    You'd have to be relatively 'head in the sand' not to have noticed that the John Lewis Christmas ads are a big thing imo. it's been a pretty big deal for at least three years now.
    Does not watching TV count?
    I guess, although you'd probably have to opt out of the national press and forums such as this one as well i suspect to completely avoid hearing about it.
    I live in Sweden.
    I don't watch TV (no really, I'm not even hooked up to the landline)
    I know full well that the John Lewis christmas ad is "a thing"

    What I don't know is wether or not there should be an apostrophe somewhere in John Lewis or where it should go
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:39:43 23,911 posts
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    is there still a Christmas coca cola ad? Holidays are coming etc.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:40:30
    Remember when the new Woolworths ad would be revealed and you would spend 2 hours crying in a corner about how beautiful they were?

  • Psychotext 6 Nov 2014 13:40:51 65,469 posts
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    Just asked my missus (who is a TV addict), and she didn't know John Lewis Christmas adverts were a "thing" either.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:41:41
    Are you arguing that it in fact isn't a thing?
  • drhickman1983 6 Nov 2014 13:42:37 6,024 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    is there still a Christmas coca cola ad? Holidays are coming etc.
    Probably.

    I don't mind those adverts, they're usually shorter than the John Lewis ones, they don't attempt to manipulate emotions in a crass way, and most importantly people don't get all soppy about them.
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:43:06 23,911 posts
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    Didn't last year put Lilly allons cover to number 1 in the charts as well? It was a big deal, for what that's worth.
  • TheSaint 6 Nov 2014 13:43:07 18,736 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    It bought back memories of me with my parents at Christmas, walking in to see the presents under the tree.

    I'm still crying here! Magical.
    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02424/dead-santa_2424538k.jpg
  • Psychotext 6 Nov 2014 13:43:29 65,469 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Are you arguing that it in fact isn't a thing?
    I might be, yeah. We need a nationwide poll I think.

    Coca-Cola adverts... now those I know.
  • Armoured_Bear 6 Nov 2014 13:45:47 27,324 posts
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    I had no idea it existed either, I live outside the UK but have terrestrial UK channels.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:46:38
    I believe it's the only ad that the channels actually pitch for to air first.
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:46:39 23,911 posts
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    I've got 3 separate postings of the video on Facebook already.
  • CosmicFuzz 6 Nov 2014 13:46:54 32,585 posts
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    Sorry Psycho, it definitely is a thing :D

    Although coca-cola Christmas ads are obviously the better known.

    I just hope LetsGo manages to stop crying soon. Must be a bit awkward in the office.
  • CosmicFuzz 6 Nov 2014 13:47:40 32,585 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I believe it's the only ad that the channels actually pitch for to air first.
    Is that right? I didn't know that.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:47:55
    My boss gathered all the female colleagues of the team around her desk to watch it this morning. One was crying, the other was teary eyed.

    I watched it and whilst thinking it was reasonably cute was a long way from tears.
  • Psychotext 6 Nov 2014 13:48:02 65,469 posts
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    I just watched these and to be honest the only one I recall seeing was last year's: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/nov/12/john-lewis-christmas-ads-2007-2013

    ...and I might not have actually seen that, I might have just heard the music.
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:50:28 23,911 posts
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    malloc wrote:
    My boss gathered all the female colleagues of the team around her desk to watch it this morning. One was crying, the other was teary eyed.

    I watched it and whilst thinking it was reasonably cute was a long way from tears.

    Get your game on and start offering a shoulder for the hot ones to cry on.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:51:26
    FWIW I think the whole thing is a bit ridiculous, and I work in branding. I can't help but marvel at any brand that gets people talking about their ads like their favourite movies, but it's also a famously precarious position to be in. Brands that have beloved adverts usually have huge dips in their fortunes when those ads inevitably stop being so successful.
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:53:19 23,911 posts
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    I don't know, it's a seasonal gimmick for a retailer who's busiest period is christmas. I don't think they'll do a Tango any time soon.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2014 13:53:58
    Psychotext wrote:
    Just asked my missus (who is a TV addict), and she didn't know John Lewis Christmas adverts were a "thing" either.
    You doubt the John Lewis ad is a 'thing'? Wow! You know it's Christmas when their ad is released!
  • elstoof 6 Nov 2014 13:56:07 23,911 posts
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    There's plenty of other things that help me realise Christmas is near. The date bring the main one.
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