We’ve all been there. The clocks have gone back, it’s pitch black and freezing cold outside and you’ve settled in for the night, in front of your TV. You hear the familiar jingle of a classic over-played festive song and recognise the family-friendly cheesy (yet wholesome) plotline.
Finally! The autumnal showers have passed, the naked branches are shivering in their frosty coats, and the John Lewis advert has snuck back onto our screens. Before the arrival of the chocolatey calendars, sparkly do’s and frantic family feuds, John Lewis, partnered with Waitrose (a festive first this year), get the Christmas bauble rolling with their annual advert which promises to tug at your heartstrings, albeit while capitalizing off of our feeble sentimentality.
University of Limerick: Union Cancels Christmas Knees-Up The University of Limerick released a statement last week claiming that its main union bar would not be serving alcoholic drinks to punters in the run-up to the […]
It is a sure sign that Christmas is on the way, when the adverts start appearing on the TV. The most anticipated one of all? John Lewis. With years of successful and well-received Christmas adverts […]
The John Lewis Christmas advert is here, which can only mean one thing, the start of the festive season… Over the past five years the department store has become renowned for its tear- jerkers. However, […]
In 1955, the first television advertisement was broadcast in the United Kingdom, advertising the efficacy of a make of toothpaste manufactured by Gibbs. Undoubtedly, the first handful of adverts aimed to portray and advertise a […]
It’s officially that time of year when our screens are inundated with an abundance of Christmas adverts. Aware of our nation’s criteria for the ultimate Christmas commercial (reflective soundtrack, idyllic family living room scene, shots […]
In an unprecedented move, this year John Lewis has teamed up with the charity Age UK to use their widespread reach for good. The Gryphon discusses the possible implications of this unlikely pairing. Since the […]
Zoe Jordan for River Island Release Date: 21st September Price: £35-£250 The Design Forum Initiative has bought us collections from the likes of Jean-Pierre Braganza and Eudon Choi and now Irish designer Zoe Jordan is […]
I bloody, bloody, bloody love Christmas. I live for Christmas. I spend all year being excited about Christmas. Wrapping presents, sitting dead-legged on the living room floor is as close to euphoria as I get. […]
It’s that time of year. The long awaited John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled and it does not disappoint. The tried and tested John Lewis yuletide formula, of an old song covered by an […]
All thanks to the new advert culture of twee and all-too-emotional covers of classic songs, is advertising endangering our music knowledge? Are we soon to know songs by brand instead of band and disregard originals […]