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13 November 2018

The holiday essentials.

by Andrew MacGregor


Marks & Spencer: “Must Haves” - 60s

For Marks and Spencer, Christmas is about the haves and the have nots… more so the former than the latter, though. This glitzy commercial rattles through an ostensible festive checklist - including incessant parties, dour in-laws, and Bridget Jones karaoke - with Holly Willoughby and David Gandy as the celebrity, well, eye candy.

Like many of M&S's rivals, this Christmas is as much about riding "challenging trading conditions" as it is wishing goodwill to all men. Whether the sight of David Gandy in yellow Marigolds is enough to the bolster the retailer's fortunes remains to be seen, but the brand once again deliver requisite sparkle for 2018.


Creative Agency: Grey London Ⓟ Ⓦ
CCO: Vicki Maguire
Senior Creative: Tom Houser / Christopher Keatinge
Creative: Matthew Kennedy / Georgia Horrocks
Account Director: Izzy Falcon
Account Manager: Emilie Jenner
Account Executive: Lucy Patterson
Business Team: Katie Jackson / Dana Richter
Strategy: Matt Tanter
Senior Planner: Sarah Oberman / Charlie Brenninkmeijer
Senior Producer: Thea Evely
Ass't Prod (Agency): Amie Nedwell
Film Production: Independent Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Gary Freedman Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Chris McBride
Executive Producer: Verity White
Cinematographer: Danny Cohen
Editor: Adam Spivey Ⓦ / Rich Woolway @ The Playroom Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Louise Unwin / Dan Sanders
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret
3D VFX: Mike Little
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ / Mary-Ann D'Cruz (Producer) @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Licensing: theodore Ⓟ Ⓦ

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