Christmas Catch-up

by George Lovell | | 0 comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year 🎅 (for retailers, supermarkets & energy companies)

Here we are again.

Christmas doesn't make sense; I don't get it, but it doesn't matter - it works, and we're better off for it.

How would you feel about finding one of these under your tree this Christmas?🎁

Our estimates place this ad around Christmas of 1997.

How times have changed...

For perspective, £100 in 1997 is worth £224 today.

In 2006, Dixons rebranded most of their electronic stores as Currys - an electronics retail chain, which they acquired in 1984. Dixons also owned PC World, Carphone Warehouse & Team Knowhow - all of which were folded into Currys plc by 2021.

Cellnet demerged from BT in 2001 and was relaunched as O2 the following year. In 2021, they merged with Virgin to form Virgin Media O2.

One2One rebranded as T-Mobile in 2001; and later, in 2010, merged with Orange to form EE - which was acquired by BT in 2016!

They get around a bit...

Vodafone is the exception. The UK's first mobile network was launched in 1985 and is still going strong!

We've been working with Vodafone since we started in 1989 and became an official Vodafone dealer in 1998 - a lucrative partnership which lasted for several years.

So you can bet that we sold a ton of these very devices!😁

How do you think ads will look in 20 years?


The Corporate Christmas Party - a unique and festive blend of flex and cringe across your social feeds.

Financial blowout; drunken blackout. That's not our scene.

Thanks to Portishead's best, La Marina and Vilasa, for providing the goods as always.

(Forgot to take a photo at La Marina, so stole one from their page) 🙄

Back in after Boxing Day...

Doesn't feeeeeel like a Wednesday though, does it?😆

Businesses are back open, normal life and routines can resume, but it's still quiet and peaceful. The Christmas lights are still sparkling but the music is finally phasing out. Hangovers and intestines begin to clear. The pressure of Christmas is over, and you can finally enjoy playing with your toys. Everyone seems just a bit more happy and relaxed, still free to be flexible and do as they please because "it's Christmas". Attention turns to the New Year; a fresh start, for which we are grateful and optimistic.

*This right here* is actually the most wonderful time of the year.

Enjoy it. Because bills, traffic, homework, and politics will rear their ugly heads soon 😁

Thanks for reading!

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