Finally the Marketing Manchester Christmas TV ads are on air, and we for one are extremely excited! We were given the task of creating three captivating ads depicting all that Manchester has to offer at Christmas. The excellent team at MFour had designed some wonderful characters for the campaign, and we were delighted to be able to bring the characters to life in a magical animated city.
Our fairy is the lead character and it is her who takes you by the hand and leads you through some of Manchester’s most famous Christmas landmarks including the bustling Christmas markets, Spinningfields ice-rink and the Arndale Centre’s Santa’s grotto. Soundtracked by ‘Carol of the Bells’, allow yourself to journey through a magical Manchester at Christmas time. You’ll recognise the places, and some of the faces like Santa and Rudolph, but you’ll also meet charming new characters; the snow people enjoying the markets, Mummy and baby polar bear taking a twirl on the ice and the Nutcracker, who appears to be quite taken with our fairy! Three ads were created; one aimed at couples, one for families and one ad for those coming to visit Manchester from further afield.
We celebrated the premier by sending out gift bags of delicious locally produced popcorn to all the great people we worked with in making the ads, thanks again to all of you! We hope everyone loves the ads just as much as we do, there’s no doubt that we’re enchanted by Manchester this Christmas, we hope we’ve made it on to Santa’s nice list!
If you can’t wait to see them on TV, you can watch all the ads here, enjoy!