BA Holidays mocks Instagram snobbery in new TV spot

BA Holidays: suggests social media 'likes' do not equate to happiness
BA Holidays: suggests social media 'likes' do not equate to happiness

Ad by Ogilvy launches on Boxing Day.

British Airways Holidays has launched a TV campaign playing on the competitiveness sometimes found in conversations around holidays – and the disconnect between social media and what people really want.

Created by Ogilvy, "Clever you" was shot by prolific TV director Juliet May, who most recently shot all 12 episodes of BBC Two sitcom Motherland and has also handled episodes of Call the Midwife and Miranda.

The spot was created by Bertie Rapkin, Jon Morgan, Joyce Kremer and Helena Olsson. The production company is Merman and the media agency is Wavemaker.

It debuts today (26 December) at 11.15am and will be followed by a second TV execution in the spring.

Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays, said: "This new ad campaign is designed to show the savviness of British Airways Holidays customers for making such a wise choice in a humorous, light-hearted and thoroughly British way."

Ogilvy executive creative director Shish Patel added: "In Britain, holidays are second only to the weather as popular topics of conversation. This new campaign for British Airways Holidays takes a humorous look at how these conversations play out in everyday life and, in so doing, lets people know that British Airways is not just an airline, but a pretty smart holiday provider too."

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