Waitrose's Delectable Holiday Spot Will Make Your Mouth Water

Adam & Eve/DDB Mixes Jazz, Farmers and Heston Blumenthal

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Nov 04, 2015

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It's all about the food for U.K. upscale supermarket Waitrose this year, in its first Christmas spot through Adam & Eve/DDB London.

This year's festive ad, directed by Simon Ratigan at HLA, is set to Cab Calloway's 1940s jazz classic "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" with charming vignettes showing families preparing for the celebrations (Mother yawns as she stirs the Christmas pudding, Dad puts up decorations). There is also footage of farmers and suppliers, and a cameo from celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, who makes several ranges for Waitrose.

The spot -- guaranteed to make you feel warm and cozy as well as starving hungry -- ends with the line "Whatever makes your Christmas, make it with Waitrose." The brand will also be encouraging people to share what really #MakesChristmas for them on its social channels.

Adam & Eve/DDB won the Waitrose business following BBH's resignation of the account after that agency won rival Tesco in January. The agency also handles Waitrose's parent company, John Lewis, whose highly anticipated Christmas ad will launch on Friday.

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Nov 04, 2015
Adam & Eve/DDB London
Senior Marketing Manager:
Joanne Massey
Marketing Manager:
Libby Langridge
Chief Creative Officer:
Ben Priest
Executive Creative Director:
Ben Tollett
Executive Creative Director:
Richard Brim
Patrick McClelland
Art Director:
Feargal Ballance
TV Producer:
Suzy MacGregor
Agency TV Production Assistant:
Sion Prys
Creative Planner:
Dom Boyd
Creative Planner:
Will Grundy
Managing Director:
Tammy Einav
Business Director:
Victoria Day
Account Manager:
Sarah Gregory
Account Manager:
Abi Robinson
Media Agency:
Manning Gottlieb OMD
Media Planner:
David Ellis
TV Production Company:
Simon Ratigan
Production Company:
Tim Daukes
Adam Spivey @ The Playroom
Post Production Company:
The Mill
Seamus O'Kane
Audio Post Production:
Soundtrack name and composer:
Cab Calloway, Everybody eats when they come to my house.
Andy Sewell
Photographer Agency:
Blackdog Represents
Stanley's Post
Digital Production Company:
Media Monks

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