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A Welcome Splash of Red

I loved this advert. Really really loved it. Partly because it’s much more uplifting than some of my recent posts, but it’s just so brilliant I found it captivating.

I honestly didn’t have a clue what this advert was for to begin with. I think the whole superhero thing distracted me at first (I have a serious love for the whole special powers thing) and as well it is brilliantly shot, and I simply got drawn into its little world.

The idea that this is a global event, all coming together for the purpose of flying as if they are saving the world is great too. Yes, we know that they aren’t saving lives, but still shows how people can show the commitment to their job. Even rewatching it now I’m still giggling and grinning like a moron as I love seeing them as children too with their special abilites.

Concurrently with the voice-over and soundtrack it has a very theatrical feel which I also love about it. I really can’t fault this in any way, though perhaps maybe making their company seem too good? Which isn’t a flaw as long as they can live up to their expectations.

I almost have too much to say and in fear of waffling on, I’ll cut it short to the ratings!

Content 9/10

Memorability 9/10

Originality 9/10

Aesthetics 10/10

Overall 9/10

Although this is a 9 overall, I’m thinking of it as a 10. It would even sway me to fly with them even though I’m a British Airways boy at heart.

3 comments on “A Welcome Splash of Red

  1. jamie ruers (@jamieruers)
    January 29, 2013

    the bartender character is by far the coolest as well

  2. adstonishing
    January 29, 2013

    I loved the one who can see into the future, though I don’t know why that guy wasn’t more freaked out.

  3. Jemma
    February 5, 2013

    I love it. Their ads just make Virgin seem like such a sexy brand.

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