Aldi's Kevin the Carrot Gets Overexcited About the John Lewis Ad

Christmas Ads Get Self-Referential

Published On
Nov 11, 2016

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The world of U.K. Christmas ads is all getting a little meta.

Kevin the Carrot -- the star of Aldi U.K.'s Christmas ad campaign -- has now paid tribute to rival retailer John Lewis in a clip released on social media.

The brand tweeted a video in which Kevin sits on the sofa gearing up for the big event of Christmas -- not Santa, but watching the John Lewis ad. In fact, he gets so overexcited he hyperventilates and has to breathe into a paper bag.

We don't get to see Kevin's actual reaction to the spot, featuring Buster the Boxer and a bunch of cute woodland animals jumping on a trampoline. But his "Gogglebox"-like appearance seems to have gone down well with Twitter followers, with one tweeting: "No joke Aldi's Christmas advert is better than the John Lewis one."

Credits

Date
Nov 11, 2016
Brand :
Aldi
Client :
Aldi
Managing Partner :
Simon Buchanan
Account Director :
Laura McKinlay
Executive Creative Director :
Dave Price
Executive Creative Director :
Neil Lancaster
Executive Creative Director :
Robert Doubal
Creative :
Clive Davis
Creative :
Andy Fenton
Planning Director :
Theo Izzard-Brown
Planning Director :
Jamie Peate
Agency Producer :
Lucy Moore
Director, Marketing :
Adam Zavalis
Production Company :
Psyop
Production Company :
Stink
Director :
Todd Mueller
Director :
Kylie Matulick
Media Planning and Buying :
UM Manchester
Agency :
McCann U.K.

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