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Roman Kemp and Victoria Pendleton Star in Currys PC World Christmas Ads

AMV BBDO teams with Biscuit's Clay Weiner for tongue in cheek series of spots

Roman Kemp and Victoria Pendleton Star in Currys PC World Christmas Ads

Currys PC World has unveiled the latest iteration of its Christmas campaign created by AMV BBDO, which debuted on Channel 4 last night at 20:55 during Supershoppers.

This festive season, Currys PC World will show the UK that be it through its unbeatable products, or one of its incredible exclusive offers, it is the only place to pick up a gift for your loved ones this Christmas.

The new campaign highlights one intrepid and dedicated colleague, Tim, who impresses some famous customers in a tongue in cheek series of ads, which are sure to bring festive cheer to the viewer.

Notable names including Olympian Victoria Pendleton, comedian Mark Watson and radio host Roman Kemp all feature. In a humorous twist, Tim is also faced with a modern day ‘influencer’, who he advises on tech issues.

Modern technology in the ad will include some of the latest tech innovations from leading brands, including an LG OLED 65” TV and Google Nest Mini, not to mention the sleek and newly launched MS Surface. Viewers will also get a peek at the Dyson Airwrap, Nespresso Vertuo, SONY WH 1000XM3 and Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise.

The Christmas adverts include details on how customers can get a £5 voucher with every purchase over £25 and the chance to win a £1000 giftcard. Alongside that, customers will find out how to be in with a 1 in 10 chance to get half their money back on any LG OLED TV and details of how to save between £100-£200 when they trade in their old qualifying laptop.

The campaign will feature four 30-second hero TVC executions, combined with bespoke social content. The campaign is also supported by promotional activity.

Corin Mills, head of brand and advertising, Dixons Carphone: “Christmas is an amazing time of year, and we want to make sure you’re armed with the best tech advice you can get. Whether it be online or through our amazing instore colleagues, we’ll help our customers enjoy amazing technology that can excite even the least tech-savvy family members.”

Ash Prentice and James Child, the creative team at AMV BBDO behind the Christmas campaign: “Store colleagues play a vital role in the gift-buying retail experience at Currys PC World. Our hero campaign colleague, Tim, is a character that represents each and every one of the brand’s amazing store colleagues. We matched him with a variety of hard to impress celebrities to see if we could make their Christmas sparkle. The campaign highlights that Currys PC World has the gift to melt the heart of even the most hard to impress loved one. The epic white space featured in the adverts are a metaphor for the clean, super hi tech instore buying experience that all customers will receive this Christmas.”

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CREDITS

Project: Dixons Carphone plc

Client name & job title: Currys PC World ‘Make Anyone’s Christmas’

Brief (in one line): Make Anyone’s Christmas with Currys PC World

Creative Agency: AMV BBDO

Creative Directors: Steve Stretton

Copywriter: James Child

Art Director: Ash Prentice

Agency Planner: Tom Claridge

Agency Account Team: Alex Bird, Alex Smith, Joshua Barnes, Chris Ferguson

Agency Producer: Nikki Holbrow

Media Agency: Blue 449

Media Planner: Blue 449

Production Company: Biscuit

Director: Clay Weiner

Production Co. Producer: Camilla Cullen

Music Company: Radford Music

Music Supervisor: James Radford

Category: Retail Stores , Retail and Restaurants

Genre: Comedy