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About James Balderson

Digital Designer, Photographer, Blogger and Digital Developer at @Loveurope_uk and @Brandon_Actor other half. based in Dartford.

Boots Ad Christmas 2017

Boots aren’t exactly what you’d call front runners for the Christmas Ads Hall Of Fame (yes, there is such a thing, and they do guided tours and there’s a nice cafe). But the pharmacy’s marketing team have come up with a cracker this year. If this short but simple montage of two sisters and the […] Ad Christmas 2017

Quirky, offbeat gift store Not On The High Street make their quirky, offbeat mark on the Christmas advertising scrum with hilarious tales of long-suffering people who deserve a thoughtful and well-chosen gift. Oh, and they’re narrated by Dawn French, which is a bonus. There are three to pick from, but this one – in which […]

C4AC Goes to Tamerlaine Farm by MichaelHarren

Stonechat by charlie.syme

Male, soaking up the sunshine. Ad Christmas 2017

Yeah, Amazon, you totally nicked this from HAPPYish, didn’t you? Well, you’re forgiven. This is quite fun. And Supertramp are great. See what happens when hundreds of Amazon boxes go on a magical journey, to send a smile this Christmas all whilst singing Roger Hodgson‘s anthem “Give a Little Bit.”

Coca Cola Ad Christmas 2017

You know this one. You see it every year; it’s as much a staple of Christmas TV as Morecambe & Wise. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And let’s be fair; it’s really not Christmas without it… We all know Holidays are Coming is a timeless classic, Christmas officially starts the moment you […]

Debenhams Ad Christmas 2017

It’s Ewan McGregor! And he’s here to tell you a story – a classic tale of guy meets girl, or rather guy almost meets girl, then girl loses her shoe and the whole thing goes viral. It’s Cinderella with a social media twist, and it works quite well. They even have trolls. As a public […]

Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Christmas 2017

Santa’s reindeer are too busy playing to deliver any gifts, so he calls on Geoffrey the Giraffe to help him with – Hang on a minute. Santa shops at Toys ‘R’ Us? What about the North Pole? The workshops? THE ELVES? Sorry, this is too much. Give me a moment to mop up the soggy […]