Ad Nut
Nov 17, 2020

Merry Xmess: Watch this brilliantly disgusting holiday paper towel ad

You don't really want to to know what's on this gentleman's hand, but you do want to watch this gloriously gross commercial, which gets closer to the heart of what holiday gatherings mean than most feel-good seasonal ads.

This fantastic Christmas ad out of the UK—by AMV BBDO for Plenty paper towels—is like an antidote to the annual overdose of overly sentimental commercials that all try to mine the same vein of holiday emotion.

Hat tip to Rob Campbell, strategy director at Colenso BBDO, for bringing it to Ad Nut's attention:

Ad Nut couldn't agree more. By doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing, this ends up striking a far stronger emotional chord. Plus, while you won't remember most of the holiday ads you see in a given year, you might think of this one every time you're buying paper towels for the foreseeable future. Which is kind of the point, innit it?

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