This holiday ad is an epic battle of one upmanship

Swiss retailer Manor offers up an entertaining tale of a couple's rival gifts

Published On
Nov 23, 2022

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We've seen a number of fairly serious ads this holiday season, but here's one that's just pure entertainment.

This year's spot from Swiss retailer Manor (which has previously run some cute animated fare) is a battle of one upmanship among gifts between a couple. Set to the classic musical number "Anything you can do," it starts with the man offering his girlfriend a stuffed cat, but she trumps him with a real kitten. The gift-off then escalates, getting more and more ridiculous with a gold nugget, an alien and even the Mona Lisa featuring among the gifts. However, what beats them all is a wrapped gift from Manor (although frankly, the mind boggles as to what could be in that. Jeff Bezos' fortune? The key's to Elon Musk's Tesla?) 

Director Bart Timmer helms the delightful spot, for agency BETC Paris.


Nov 23, 2022
Client :
Agency :
Brand Manager :
Sandra Kottenauer
Brand Manager :
Jennifer Frame
Agency Manager :
Christelle Fagot
Agency Manager :
Geraldine Boisse
Agency Manager :
Carole Lequin
Executive Creative Director :
Antoinette Beatson
Creative Director :
Alexandre Henry
Art Director :
Antoine Montes
Copywriter :
Alban Gallee
Strategic Planning :
Mia Assor
Traffic Manager :
Anne Guillaume
TV Producer :
Arthur Cantin
Production Company :
Director :
Bart Timmer
Sound Company :
Le Comptoir Du Son

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