This Charming New Guardian Spot Captures a Perfect Weekend

Latest Film From BBH Continues U.K. Newspaper's 'Own the Weekend' Theme

Published On
Sep 12, 2014

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British newspaper The Guardian continues its "Own the Weekend" campaign, first launched in 2013, with this charming spot from BBH London.

Previous ads took a comedic approach, aping a blockbuster film trailer and focusing on the disastrous consequences of not reading The Guardian or its sister Sunday publication The Observer. This 90-second film is more of a delightful portrait of Guardian/Observer-readers' lives, charting a weekend from the moment the newspaper arrives on the doormat to the point at which it goes into the recycling bin on a Sunday evening.

While covering the various activities that could possibly be packed into a weekend (often with a wry humor), the spot also shows the newspaper throughout, whether it's being avidly read, crumpled on the floor or used as a bed for the cat.

The ad, which launches online today and in cinemas next week, was directed by Simon Ratigan out of HLA. It will be supported by a print and out-of-home campaign that will feature inspiring weekend landscapes all made with images from the Guardian/Observer archive.


Sep 12, 2014
Brand :
The Guardian
Client :
The Guardian
Agency :
Creative Team :
Michael Russoff
Creative Team :
AK Parker
Creative Team :
George Brettell
Creative Director :
Michael Russoff
Team Management :
Rebecca Levy
Director, Strategy :
Simon Robertson
Strategic Business Lead :
Yen Yen Ho
Strategic Business Lead :
Zara Mirza
Chief Strategy Officer :
Jason Gonsalves
Producer :
Olivia Chalk
Production Company :
Director :
Simon Ratigan
Producer :
Richard Skepper
Director, Photography :
Martin Hill
Editor :
The Playroom
Sound Director :
750 MPH
Composer :
Michael Russoff
Lyricist :
Michael Russoff
Print Producer :
Sally Green
Typographer :
James Townsend
Typographer :
Rob Wilson
Illustrator :
Peter Quinnell

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