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Lidl Elves Have Re-Entered the Building for Joyous Christmas Campaign

BBDO Dublin stages an all-singing, all-dancing Christmas extravaganza for Lidl

Lidl Elves Have Re-Entered the Building for Joyous Christmas Campaign

BBDO this week announced the launch of a brand-new, heart-warming campaign for Lidl Ireland, to be launched during The Late Late Show on RTÉ this week. 

The magical cross-platform campaign (running across TV, social, digital, radio and press), stars a team of busy Lidl Elves, who come to life when the store is closed for the night and indulge themselves in Lidl’s fantastic Christmas fare. All in the spirit of quality control of course! 

Led by creative team Gerry McBride and James Carr, BBDO Dublin created the campaign with Piranha Bar producing the animation. 

Said Aoife Clarke, head of communications and marketing for Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland: “We’ve been working on this for a while, so Christmas really came early for us. We know that 2020 has been quite the year, and we can’t wait to share a Lidl magic with everyone now the season is properly underway. We’d like to thank all the Elves who make Christmas at Lidl so special.” 

Sinead Lee, BBDO director on the Lidl account, said: “We wanted to make something truly magical for the year that’s in it, and came up with content to showcase the quality of Lidl’s range while putting a smile on people’s faces”.

“Between ourselves and Piranha Bar, we have created a visual feast that gives you something new every time you watch it. Customising a well-loved Christmas song gives the whole thing real memorability”, she continued.  

When asked about the charming festive soundtrack, copy writer Gerry McBride told us: “Well that’s a story in itself. The original song features in the 1960s musical MAME, in which the lead character—played by Angela Lansbury on Broadway and Lucille Ball in the movie—celebrates Christmas early because she needed cheering up and couldn’t wait. With the year we’ve had, we figured it would be a great song for the Elves to sing and during recording, they wanted to change ‘little Christmas’ to ‘Lidl Christmas’. They’re difficult to argue with.”

Campaign launches this evening. 

Featured Companies: Piranha Bar

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BBDO Campaign Team

Creative Team: Gerry McBride & James Carr

Executive Creative Director: Shane O’Brien

Agency Producer: Georgia Stevenson

Planner: Hazel Reed

Director: Sinead Lee

Project Director: Emma Corcoran

Snr Account Manager: Elana Murphy

Account Executive: Norah Conlon

Head of Innovation: Enda Conway

Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland Client Team

Deputy Head of Marketing: Fiona Fagan

Head of Communications & Marketing: Aoife Clarke

For Piranha Bar

Director: Gavin Kelly

Producer: Emily Brady

Creative director | CG Supervisor: Simon Burke

Lead 3D: Sam Boyd

Senior 3D: Cormac Kelly

Offline editor: Sean King

3D: Ciaran Talbot

3D: Mario Domingos

3D: Jack Bowler

Modelling: Ronan Coyle

Modelling: Kejt Stachura

Modelling: Daniel McGuire

Modelling: Emanuel Raimundo

Tracking: Ricardo Ferro

Designer: Shaun Kelly

Additional Designs: Flavio Remontti

Additional Designs: Carlos Muñoz

Animation: John T Coomey

Animation: Jose Carlos Poeiras

Animation: Abhinit Bodke

2D Design & Animation: Alex Murphy

Junior Compositor: Dan Mc Nicholl

Compositor: Dan Cullen

Compositor: Mark Bailey

Grade: Gary @ Outer Limits

Category: Retail and Restaurants , Supermarkets

Genre: Animation , Comedy , Dialogue , Storytelling