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The new Thomson campaign focuses on those holiday moments that truly matter and stay in the memory forever. The TV ad shows a little girl’s journey from beach to pool, as she encounters mini holiday ‘moments’ on the way frozen in time around her, before jumping into her father’s arms in a climactic end sequence. Throughout we see familiar holiday scenes such a game of bat and ball on the beach, a little girl playfully pouring water over her sunbathing father and a couple sharing wine over lunch. The TV ad was created by Nicola Wood and Andy Forrest, and directed by Scott Lyon through Outsider. Shot at the Thomson Platinum resort Aquila Rithymna Beach in Crete, the work is set to an original music composition created especially for the campaign by Icelandic artist Biggi Hilmars. Jeremy Ellis, Marketing & Customer Experience Director at Thomson said: “Over the years Thomson has aimed to produce memorable campaigns. We’ve positioned emotive led creative from ‘selling’, to being driven from a human need to show the importance of product and services. The new film continues this theme, narrating a story around the importance of creating memorable holiday ‘moments’, bringing new life to our customer promise, ‘Discover Your Smile’.” “The campaign forms part of an important brand migration programme as Thomson establishes itself as a global travel leader in the UK before transitioning to TUI later next year. While the 2016 film may be the final Thomson sign off, we remain committed to bringing our customers with us on this journey while we continue to offer quality, modern and more personalised getaways you’d expect from a holiday company with over 60 years of heritage in the industry.” Mark Roalfe, Chairman at RKCR/Y&R, said: “The 'Moments' campaign brings to life and looks under the microscope of all of those wonderful moments that a Thomson holiday can bring. The TV film is a heartfelt journey of a little girl making her way through one moment frozen in time back to her daddy's arms. A moment that makes her smile and will stay with her forever. The whole campaign amplifies all the moments that make you smile.”

Creative Agency

Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe

Creatives: Nicola Wood, Andy Forrest, Tim Brookes

Producers: Celestine Hall (TV), Lara Parker (TV, Radio, VOD), Fiona Renfrew (Idents), Kate Manning (Idents), Kevin May (Print)

Managing Director: Priya Patel

Production Company

Production Company: Outsider

Director: Scott Lyon

DOP: Will Dex

Producer: Zeno Campbell-Salmon

Photographer : George Logan


Edit Company: Work Post

Editor: Julia Knight

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Electric Theatre

VFX Supervisor: Ryan Knowles


Music Supervision: Dan Neale @ Native

Composer: Biggi Hilmars

Sound Design: Mark Hellaby @ 750MPH

Category: Holiday, Travel