Things are Different in Myer’s ‘Bigger than Christmas’ Campaign

    By The Staff - Nov 4, 2020
    Things are Different in Myer’s ‘Bigger than Christmas’ Campaign

    Myer is helping put the joy back into 2020, with a Christmas campaign encouraging Australian’s to come together to celebrate all of the moments they’ve missed out on this year and make this Christmas even ‘Bigger than Christmas’.

    From birthday parties, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, Easter, and weddings that have had to be put on hold or celebrated in isolation – Australians will be packing it all into one day where they can celebrate it all.

    Myer has released an original Christmas carol that reflects on the events and occasions that were a little different this year, using iconic Aussie satire and a sunny-side-up sense of humor.

    The campaign will include advertising, visual merchandising, stores, and digital platforms. It also showcases Myer’s curated, one-stop Giftorium experience, which includes an exclusive partnership with Disney. There will be complimentary gift wrapping along with the option for customers to round up their purchases at the point of sale, with proceeds going to charity.

    “Our Bigger than Christmas campaign is about focusing on the joys of coming together and celebrating this Christmas like never before,” said Myer Chief Customer Officer Geoff Ikin.

    “For a year that’s been like no other, this campaign has never been more culturally relevant and is something we will all be able to relate to. We hope it provides joy and inspiration for Australians to really celebrate this Christmas and, for that matter, all the other occasions that have been missed this year.

    “With our curated, one-stop Giftorium there is no better place to shop. Myer is there for all Australians and all occasions. Also, through our charity bear, Gilbert, our POS round-up, and more initiatives to come, we also look forward to supporting those most in need at this special time of year.”

    “It has been one hell of a year,” added Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Executive Creative Directors Jim Curtis and Ryan Fitzgerald. “However, out of the mayhem comes the opportunity for Australians to have a Christmas like never before—to cram all that we have missed into one chaotically wonderful day. And there’s only one store where you can find the perfect gifts for such a rare occasion: Myer. So this year we hope everyone has a very merry birthday and a happy new mother’s day.”

    The campaign’s media approach, led by Ikon, is steeped in making Myer’s Bigger Than Christmas campaign bigger than the rest. Media with in-depth partnerships will ensure Myer creates and owns this relatable conversation, and showcasing that no matter who you’re purchasing for or what they missed out on this year, the perfect gift is waiting for them at Myer.


    Client: MYER
    Geoff Ikin – Chief Customer Officer
    Gemma Hunter – GM Marketing
    Emma Heinceslater – Marketing Manager
    Bridget Thompson – Social Media Manager
    Aaron Achurch – Head of Media
    Mel Touma – Media Manager
    Claudia Hackworth – National Publicity

    Creative agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

    Production Company – The Sweetshop
    Nick Kelly – Director
    Llew Griffiths – Executive Producer
    Edward Pontifex – Managing Director
    Stefan Duscio – DOP
    Music – Electric Dreams / Level Two Music
    Sound – Electric Dreams / Squeak E Clean
    Offline Editor – Bernard Garry (The Editors
    Post Production – The Editors

    Media: Ikon
    Jeremy McNamara – Client Service Director
    Ante Pejic – Digital Director
    Katherine Sheppard – Digital Manager
    Jake Devlin – Communications Manager
    Jackie Findlay – Trading Manager

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