Yes, the holiday advertising season is upon us, and with it comes glad tidings of great consumer spending.
Taking the lead for Christmas 2012 is eBay, that magical monolith of online shopping, who in this spot for VB+P is reminding idiotic, out-of-touch wealthy parents that buying your young daughter a pony is a fucking stupid idea. Sorry, dumb parents, but ponies are terrible pets that do not cope well with being indoors. Also, it’s been proven that ponies will most certainly turn on their young female owners, stomping them to death in protest for being plucked from their wild environs for a life of servitude (not really).
But, really, if you’re even slightly considering buying your daughter a pony for Christmas, you need to stop. This will not make you a good parent, and in two years, your daughter will neglect her tiny horse and force you to have to lure it into a field off the highway to put down. And, do you really think one bullet will kill that thing? Any way you look at it, it will be more expensive than buying a stuffed pony on eBay. Credits after the jump.
Agency: Venables Bell & Partners
Executive Creative Directors: Paul Venables and Will McGinness
Creative Director: Lee Einhorn
Art Director: Matt Miller
Copywriter: Matt Keats
Director of Integrated Production: Craig Allen
Agency Senior Producer: Emily Moore
Production Company: Arts & Sciences
Director: Matt Aselton
Executive Producer: Marc Marrie
Managing Director: Mal Ward
Line Producer: Jeffrey Shupe
Director of Photography: Toby Irwin