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LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:00 am

"Suspicion is a matter of opinion"
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:22 am

That made tears fall down my cheeks. Thank you for the link. It is a wonderful commercial.
We’ll pick a star
in the twilight canopy
and search the world
for the sights you long to see.
Your heart is young,
you’re alive, so come with me.

TWA, up, up, and away!
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:58 am

Well done Heathrow. Liked the retro themes and "human" story.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:14 am

cwa2toa wrote:
That made tears fall down my cheeks. Thank you for the link. It is a wonderful commercial.


Same here, and i rarely ever cry. What a great commercial!
Fly me to the moon let me play among the stars.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:18 am

Absolutely fantastic ad. Whoever created it deserves great praise.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:36 am

Nice !!!! Thanks for sharing it !
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:57 am

This is really good, very emotional
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:11 am

I don't get it. Does this video imply that BA permits unescorted Bear families to fly on their aircraft ? :rotfl:
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:36 am

Well done, tasteful commercial.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:26 am

acentauri wrote:
I don't get it. Does this video imply that BA permits unescorted Bear families to fly on their aircraft ? :rotfl:


Yes but the option of an emotional support human is available too. As long as no other bears are allergic... ;-)
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:27 am

Looks like the ramp scenes were filmed at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. It's a pretty interesting place to visit if you have the time.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:33 am

Is it just me or do some of the dates shown clash with uniforms worn by the cabin crew. BA Negus era ended in 1984/5, screen shows 1987... Pedantry I know.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:04 am

Fantastic commercial, well done !!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 am

The VC10 is at Duxford where they did most of the filming.. also the Trident and Brittania are there.. well worth a visit http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:22 am

Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:18 pm

eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:42 pm

Tedd wrote:
eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........


I like both fine. But let’s be frank. When companies create ads like these, it’s for cynical reasons. They only do it because it’s effective in creating strong brand likability. It’s used to the extreme in the UK. By banks, insurance companies and across lots of industries.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:16 pm

eaa3 wrote:
Tedd wrote:
eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........


I like both fine. But let’s be frank. When companies create ads like these, it’s for cynical reasons. They only do it because it’s effective in creating strong brand likability. It’s used to the extreme in the UK. By banks, insurance companies and across lots of industries.


It seems an effective way to make money. Good strategy by Heathrow and other companies.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:40 pm

Brilliant production, just watched 3x and shared on FB, amazing attention to period detail, all the elements spot-on, incredible!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:21 pm

eaa3 wrote:
Tedd wrote:
eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


Don`t like the Brits, their companies, or both? Don`t hold back, say what you really think, this is the forum for it........


I like both fine. But let’s be frank. When companies create ads like these, it’s for cynical reasons. They only do it because it’s effective in creating strong brand likability. It’s used to the extreme in the UK. By banks, insurance companies and across lots of industries.


Businesses are there to make money & provide a service those that don`t fall by the wayside very quickly.
Banks, insurance companies, industries, even Heathrow will do all they can to be attractive to their customers, it`s good
practice, & importantly, it`s what makes the world go around. Business keeps people employed, without them, we`re all stuffed.

Can British companies take the moral high ground with regard business ethics? Of course not. Are they worse than any of the
other major competing nations? I`d argue they aren`t.

Nice video Heathrow, if it brings in more punters, your job is done. Love the VC10 too!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:13 pm

Excellent video. I loved it!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:23 pm

Petula Clark is at the :40 mark.
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:18 pm

bevan7 wrote:
Looks like the ramp scenes were filmed at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. It's a pretty interesting place to visit if you have the time.


I agree. I was there a couple of years back. Viscount, Britannia, Comet, Trident, VC-10... amongst many other beauties. Heaven!
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:23 pm

Thumbs up! Well done. Excellent creative commercial!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:29 pm

Lovely! Thank you for sharing. ThisLHR video reminds us all of the joy of coming home.
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:58 pm

They have made some good ones in recent years!
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:32 pm

The modern-day scene forgot to include the part where the bear gets lost inside a massive shopping area, trying to desperately to find the exit or even a place to sit down.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:32 pm

United_fan wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cheo1P22cUU

Love the VC-10.

As somebody else has observed; these scenes were almost certainly filmed at IWM Duxford. And here's the funny thing; on a recent thread I complained that Google Street View censores the view from the roads surrounding Heathrow airport. Either nobody understood what I was saying or nobody cares.

So, imagine my utter surprise when I pulled up a satellite image of Duxford, and when I asked for street view options - it allowed me right on to the private roads within Duxford Museum itself.

So, if you want to see the BOAC VC-10, together with the BEA Trident and the Monarch Britannia, as they sit for real on the concrete at Duxford, just as they are in the advert, go to....

52°05'35" N, 0°07'44" E, and then select Street View.

(Yes, I know each of these aircraft can be found many times over on the a.net database, but this gives a group shot, and it kinda feels like you are actually there.)
Nothing to see here; move along please.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:35 pm

And furthermore to my pedantry ... What was a Monarch flight doing at "Heathrow" ? Ok, ok I'll get my jacket ! ;-)
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:48 pm

eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


So I guess a commercial for LHR that you would to see is a bear in jeans and a shirt met by eight larger bears in 3 piece suits smoking cigars who take his wallet, android device, notebook PC, clothes, luggage, passport, and haul his family to debtor's prison in front of him because he used the airport, since that is how you think capitalism really works (as opposed to other economic systems). Nothing but reality based commercials for you. :santahat:

Okey dokey
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 am

StuckinCMHland wrote:
eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


So I guess a commercial for LHR that you would to see is a bear in jeans and a shirt met by eight larger bears in 3 piece suits smoking cigars who take his wallet, android device, notebook PC, clothes, luggage, passport, and haul his family to debtor's prison in front of him because he used the airport, since that is how you think capitalism really works (as opposed to other economic systems). Nothing but reality based commercials for you. :santahat:

Okey dokey


I thought it was a beautiful commercial. I quite liked it. What's that got to do with what I said.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:58 am

eaa3 wrote:
Is there anything the British love more than nostalgia. Maybe, emotional manipulation by for profit companies?


A for profit company taking the risk of producing an advert designed to create a net profit? Disgusting behaviour. I shall be writing to my MP.
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:32 am

I watched the commercial and thought that was a nice warm and fuzzy commercial. I enjoyed it and had no thoughts of bad things. :cloudnine: Then I read the rest of the comments . :sigh:
 
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Re: LHR Christmas ad

Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:43 am

Just wonderful. And, thank you, Heathrow, for not being afraid to call the holiday by its name, Christmas ! ! !
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