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From plagiarism rows to a David Lynch-esque nativity, the ads that have failed to spread seasonal goodwill Happy Christmas! Or it will be for those of us who hate festive ad campaigns and the social media buzz that goes with them. ITV is bracing for an 8% reduction in ad spending this December, as retailers cut back on their blockbuster seasonal ads (John Lewis has been known to spend up to £7m). ITV’s chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said: “We are seeing some softening in [TV advertising] due to the increasingly uncertain economic environment.” It’s a great present for people tired of the three-minute mini-movies full of carol singing and saccharine narratives. Here’s a few past Christmas adverts we could have done without, or that rubbed the public up the wrong way. Continue reading...