Myer believes 'There's nothing like Christmas together' in new campaign via Clems Melbourne

MYER_ELFSJOURNEY_1.jpgFor the third year in a row, Myer's Christmas characters - Elf, Reindeer, Mouse and Angel - are back in the latest campaign developed by Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne.

This year's launch film, titled 'Elf's Journey', sees Elf become frustrated at Reindeer, Mouse and Angel for not taking Christmas seriously enough. Elf duly sets out in search of more dependable decorations who share his dedication to the season. Despite meeting many new decorations on his journey, Elf realises that Christmas should be spent with those he loves, and returns home to be reunited with his gang.

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MYER_ELFSJOURNEY_2.jpgAs in previous years, the campaign has been created with Aardman - the Academy Award-winning animation studio of 'Wallace & Gromit' and 'Shaun the Sheep' fame.

The film has launched via an MCN partnership that sees it feature exclusively across TenMYER_ELFSJOURNEY_3.jpg and Foxtel for the first 24 hours. And in a bid to help all Australians have a magical Christmas together, Myer is also donating $1 to The Salvation Army for every share of 'Elf's Journey' on Facebook.MYER_ELFSJOURNEY_4.jpg

Alongside the film, Elf and his friends are featuring in Myer's Christmas windows for the first time as well as in a printed children's storybook titled 'The completely and utterly, absolutely perfect Christmas', available to purchase in all Myer stores and online at myer.com.au.

The storybook is brought to life with 'Elfvision', an Augmented Reality App that sees the pages magically come to life when viewed through a mobile phone or a tablet. 'Elfvision' is also being used to bringMYER_STORYBOOK_1.jpg Myer's seasonal catalogues, gift cards, gift tags, Instagram walls and an AR treasure hunt in all Myer stores to life too. It's available for download in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Merchandise featuring the popular charactersMYER_STORYBOOK_2.jpg is available in all Myer stores, rounding out Myer's most integrated and involved Christmas campaign ever.

Says Michael Scott, executive general manager, brand, marketing and loyalty, Myer: "We're excited to share Myer's story in the lead up to Christmas and to bring back our much-loved Christmas characters. Myer makes shopping such a positive part of Christmas and we're delighted to bring a host of new initiatives toMYER_STORYBOOK_3.jpg market as part of this campaign, in particular our first venture into the world of Augmented Reality."

Says Stephen de Wolf, executive creative director, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne: "The heart of this year's story is the meaning of togetherness at Christmas. And at a time of year when manyMYER_WINDOWS_2.jpg Australian's and their families may be finding it tough, the hope is the important partnership between Myer and the Salvation Army can make their Christmas together a little better. We're delighted to see our characters back for a third year, and having the story come to life in Myer's iconic Christmas windows is truly special."

Client - Myer
Agency - Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Film Production - Aardman
Media Agency - Ikon

7 Comments

Grant said:

A nice spot for Myer.

Santa said:

From a gingerbread man aimlessly walking around the globe to this...wowza.
What are these Xmas films about?... They are all really bad.
Surely, someone read the script and said "This story actually goes nowhere...and as a 2 minute film will be really boring"

no names? said:

God that's awful

A long walk to nowhere... said:

The annual Christmas turd from Clemenger.

Happy go lucky said:

Is Christmas bad? Call me old fashioned but I thought it was about having fun, however you do it.
Myer has made me feel bad about Christmas not look forward to it.
Kids decorations are ace. Over the top house decorations are a highlight.
That two faced little elf can go stuff himself up a turkey. Id stamp on him if I saw him mooching about looking for new friends down my street at Christmas.

A long walk to nowhere... said:

The annual Christmas turd from Clemenger.

Tough audience said:

Merry Christmas, CB Scrooges.

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