Is This the Worst Agency Holiday Video Ever?

It’s the holidays, and if you’re an agency, that means a chance to prove both your creative chops and your festive spirit in one fell swoop. We’ve seen some pretty creative holiday-themed creations over the years — AKQA’s Jingle Bells played with microwaves springs to mind — but this video from South Africa’s Draftfcb Johannesburg is somewhat bizarre. As one YouTube commenter suggested, this might be “What happens when you tell the suits ‘they have good ideas too.'” If this is really what it’s like in “advertising land,” we could be in trouble.

More in Marketing

Snapchat’s relationship with publishers is still pretty complicated

The recent layoffs have thrown a spanner in the works, while the focus on creators seems even more pronounced.

How PGL used influencer co-streams to supercharge esports viewership

For the brands whose sponsorships and ads form the backbone of esports companies’ revenue strategies, official co-streams represent a bit of a double-edged sword.

Digiday+ Research deep dive: Marketers cut way back on X spending as brand safety concerns persist

A Digiday+ Research survey found that marketers’ X usage trails far behind its social media competitors, and also that marketing spend on the platform has dropped dramatically, with brand safety being the biggest concern for marketers.