16 December 2019 18:36
Adland, gather round (read: judge the efforts of your competitors) and vote who should win Campaign's 2019 Christmas card bonanza. Radley Yeldar With a war on plastic on our hands, Greta Thunberg earning the coveted title of Time's Person of the Year and Extinction Rebellion making waves in the ad industry, Radley Yeldar is sharing sustainable festive ideas for Christmas. Its card lives as a nine-tile Instagram "wish-list" with hacks such as using eco-friendly wrapping paper and creative ways to curb waste. MullenLowe London MullenLowe laments that "the whole Christmas advert formula has become a tad predictable". So it's poking fun at them with The Christmas Ad Generator, which lets users immerse themselves in a personalised Christmas spot.
Isobel Isobel has travelled back in time to capture the post-war Christmas spirit of a 1950s Salvation Army brass band. Truant At £2.50 per sheet, Truant is selling wrapping paper designed to bring poverty to the forefront this Christmas. It will donate the products and food that feature on the wrapping paper – from toiletries to broccoli – to Hackney Foodbank. Ralph, MC&T's "chief happiness wooficer", has been a #goodboy this year. So for every tweet to @mctralph, a treat will be dispensed from the agency's Treat-O-Matic machine for Ralph and the other office dogs, and £1 will be donated to Dogs Trust.
Mr President Putting its creativity to the test, Mr President is selling pre-made Christmas cards with hand-drawn doodles scrawled on. The budget that would have been put aside to make them has been donated to charity, while all proceeds from card sales support Oxfam or The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. DRP Group Ever fancied yourself a reindeer racer? Make your own Rudolph and train him for daily races with DRP Group's augmented-reality game. It is available on Apple and Google devices, along with the downloadable AR marker. Wolff Olins Wolff Olins is jazzing up adland's outbox with a series of joyful out-of-office graphics. Passion Animation Studios For more than half-a-million elderly people, the holiday period can be lonely. Passion has partnered charity Re-Engage to highlight this isolation with a film to encourage people to volunteer their time. It was directed by Izzy Burton, while the original soundtrack was composed by Mcasso. Joint London Many commuters' festive spirit (including that of Team Campaign) has been derailed this winter by South Western Railway's month-long strike. So Joint has channelled its frustrations into a catalogue of SWR products. Good Agency Good Agency is showcasing the work of young creatives at Brixton Finishing School with its collection "At the table". More than 500 people in the industry have been sent the five designs. Mindshare Dooonate, developed by Mindshare, takes the empty space in out-of-office emails and transforms it into free media space for charities including The Big Issue Foundation, Tommy's, Rays of Sunshine, Wings for Life and The Cure Parkinson's Trust. For every employee who uses the service over the Christmas period, Mindshare UK is going to Dooonate £1 to each of the five charities. Experience 12 Experience 12 has created an epic advent calendar that features 38 pop-culture references, made up of 97 zeitgeist-surfing characters including the likes of Fat Thor. It was designed by US artist Jeff Carlisle. Hedgehog Cornwall-based Hedgehog is hosting a nationwide manhunt to find the fictional thief who nabbed a made-up world-famous painting just before it was due to be auctioned. The developing story of the art heist will be avidly covered by its very own publication, The Daily Quill. Iris Iris has launched "Timber", a dating platform for dumped trees. Swipe through the hilarious profiles until you find a match. For every match made, Iris will make a donation on your behalf to Trees for Cities. Separately, Iris is planting trees instead of using real trees to decorate its office and donating the budget usually allocated to creating cards to Trees for Cities. Stein IAS Stein IAS's musical A Creative Carol follows a soulless, cliché-driven creative director as he journeys through marketing's past, present and future in his last chance to save his creative soul. The Christmas video is part of the agency's "#SaveCreativeSoul" campaign to raise the bar of creativity. Fold7 Fold7's founder and chief creative officer, Ryan Newey, is singing: "We're making a list and checking it twice, soon you'll find out who's been naughty and nice." Beware clients on the naughty list: the agency is handing out lumps of coal to those who didn't appoint the agency or those who misbehaved. We Are Fearless 'Tis the season to be merry, so We Are Fearless has exclusively distilled a Christmas tree Gin for clients and industry friends. For every bottle of produced, the agency has planted a tree with the World Land Trust. JoJo is the latest in a long line of celebs to drop a Christmas track this year. The singer unveiled her cover of "The Christmas Song" on Friday, showing off her killer vocals. The lyrics include, "And so, I'm offering this simple phrase/ To kids from one to ninety-two/ Although it's been said many times, many ways/ Merry Christmas to you." RELATED: Debbie Harry And Jesse Malin Belt Out The Pogues' 'Fairytale Of New York' In Festive Performance JoJo's latest release comes after she dropped her music video for her collab with CHIKA, "Sabotage". The video follows JoJo as she makes her way through the streets of downtown Los Angeles after just being kicked out of her boyfriend's apartment. RELATED: 'Queen Of Christmas' Mariah Carey Brings Cheer To 'Billy On The Street' The star tells the Fader of the clip, "[I'm] contemplating patterns and my part in the end of the relationship — it's over and it's my fault!! Although we can't really 'ruin' anything that isn't meant for us, our egos can make us believe we're all mighty enough to ruin everything. "The city crumbles behind me and shows externally how I felt inside while I was writing the song."