Agency Christmas Cards Get Even More Elaborate


Back in the day, a Christmas card was just that, a card sent to clients thanking them for their business. Of course, that expanded to vendors, friends, family and the with the advent of the Internet, the entire world. What was once a simple secretarial...uh...administrative function has now become the hottest job on December's traffic list. Check out this entry from UK agency Proximity which dragged out the entire agency to appear in the thing. I guess one has to wonder what happens to general agency productivity on client work during Christmas card production week. Perhaps a footnote attached to the card acknowledging the amount of resources transferred from actual client work to Christmas card production is in order. Oh screw that. We're waiting for An Christmas: The Movie.

Oh, and speaking of the Christmas card movie, here's one from Barkley. Something about a spaceman. We lost interest after a few minutes.

Oh, but any card that simply has the chipmunks singing and agency heads bobbling is a winner in our book. Sorry, we're easy to please. This one's from Tinsley Advertising. (Just who is that girl in the yellow bikini?) OK, OK, that sound loop is making our head explode!

by Steve Hall    Dec-13-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies   

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Barkley: So I'm sitting on a T3 connection at work and this thing keeps lagging. If you're going to do a vid, you'd think they'd find a way to stream it the right way. And, oh yeah...might want to reconsider why you're hanging your brand (Barkley) on the hook of one that's been dead (TWA) for nearly 5 years.

Posted by: Lefty on December 13, 2006 2:33 PM

First things first, since the video is only three minutes long your attention span rivals that of a three year old. It seems the days of thoughtful, evenly paced material are out the window to be replaced by over-edited, flashy spots that are gone so fast you need a Tivo to see what actually happened. This is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace so maybe you should pop a Ritalin and take a break.
Secondly, my dear Lefty, Barkley is located in the newly renovated TWA World Headquarters, the first commercial building from the 1950s to be place on the National Historic Register. Therein lies the association so you might want to reconsider shooting your cyber mouth off before you do a bit of Googling.

Posted by: AdGrrl on December 14, 2006 12:44 PM

I got that part, Adgrrl. Doesn't change the fact that Barkley's new icon belongs to a brand that has "expired."

Posted by: Lefty on December 14, 2006 1:56 PM

Hate much, Lefty?

Posted by: Nate on December 20, 2006 12:59 PM