The retail group Spar has launched a new Christmas campaign as part of a €1.2m investment. Called “Finding Christmas” it was created by Publicis Dublin and is a sequel to its previous award- winning campaign which is now ten years old.
The campaign, which was launched on November 10, will run up until Christmas Day across TV and VOD with key advertising slots secured during the FIFA World Cup and during the Late Late Toy Show on November 25.
The campaign revisits the spirit of the 2012 classic Spar ad which was called ‘Finding Trees’ but cleverly reinterprets it in a modern and thoughtful way that reflects Ireland in 2022. But it ends with the reassuring and familiar festive sign-off line-“wherever you find the tree, we hope you like what’s under it.”
“The success and global acclaim of our previous Christmas advert meant we had a lot to live up to this time but we’re all confident that we’ve created something special once again that will resonate with everybody, no matter who or where you are in Ireland,” says Suzanne Weldon, chief marketing and communications officer of BWG Foods which owns Spar.
“This quirky but warm advert is a celebration of SPAR’s love for the annual festive period and also our connectedness with the many wonderful communities that we serve throughout Ireland,” she adds.
Executive Creative Director: Ronan Nulty
Senior Copywriter: Paul O’Loughlin
Copywriter: Lucy Mortell
Art Director: Jose DeOliveira
Head of Production: Niamh Skelly
Managing Director: Geraldine Jones
Senior Account Director: David Carter
Account Director: Rachel Williamson
Senior Account Manager: Michelle Fadden
Account Manager: Alana Ryan
Head of Strategic Planning: Chloe Hanratty
Strategic Planner: Niamh O’Shaughnessy
Client: BWG/SPAR Ireland
Suzanne Weldon, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer BWG Foods
Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director
John Moane, Chief Commercial Officer BWG Foods
Daniel O’Connell, Retail Director BWG Foods
Helen Lalor, SPAR Marketing Manager
Jessica Wall, SPAR Brand Manager
Eoin Hederman, SPAR Marketing Executive
Production Company: Antidote
Director: Chris Balmond
Producer: Andrew Freedman
Director of Photography: Eoin McLoughlin
Production Designer: Joe Fallover
Editor: Julian Tranquille @ The Quarry
VFX: Hubert Montag, Tom Fagan
Sound Design: Folding Waves
Vocalists: Water’s Edge.