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The Top Holiday Campaigns of 2023

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, in the world of marketing, some of the most innovative and memorable campaigns. This year, brands have outdone themselves, creating campaigns that not only catch the eye but also tug at the heartstrings. Here's a look at the top holiday campaigns of 2023, showcasing how brands have embraced creativity, nostalgia, and technology to connect with their audiences.

1. Walmart's Mean Girls Reunion

Walmart took a nostalgic turn with their Black Friday campaign by reuniting the cast of the iconic film "Mean Girls." This clever ad brought back Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and others, reinventing their roles as parents and mentors to high schoolers. It's a blend of humour and nostalgia that resonates with fans of the movie and new audiences alike. Check out the campaign here.

2. Coca-Cola's Kindness Campaign

Coca-Cola's "The World Needs More Santas" campaign is a heartwarming reminder of the power of kindness and generosity. The ad envisions a world where everyone embodies the spirit of Santa Claus, spreading joy and goodwill. This campaign also featured an innovative AR Advent Calendar, blending festive cheer with augmented reality to create interactive experiences. Experience the warmth of this campaign here.

3. Amazon's "Joy is Shared"

Amazon touched hearts with its "Joy is Shared" campaign, created by their in-house team. The ad shows three older women reliving fond childhood memories, reminding us that joy and friendship are ageless. The campaign beautifully captures Amazon's mission to make lives a little easier and a lot more joyful. Feel the joy here.

4. Spotify Wrapped

Spotify's annual "Wrapped" campaign continues to impress, providing users with a personalized review of their year in music. It's a perfect blend of digital and physical marketing, extending its reach through billboards and posters. The campaign turns user data into emotional, shareable stories, demonstrating Spotify's innovative approach to engagement. Wrap up your year with Spotify here.

5. Capital One's Disco Santa

Capital One brought a festive twist to disco with their "Holiday Night Fever" campaign, featuring John Travolta as a dancing Santa Claus. The ad is a fun and stylish nod to "Saturday Night Fever," showcasing Santa earning cash back on holiday purchases. It's a unique blend of nostalgia and modern marketing. Get into the groove here.

6. Toyota's Timeless Journey

Toyota's "Present from the Past" campaign tells a heartwarming story of a young woman recreating her grandmother's old photos with a modern twist. It's a campaign that celebrates family, memories, and the joy of the holidays, all encapsulated in a journey with the 2024 Tacoma. Take this sentimental journey here.
These campaigns represent just a snapshot of the creativity and emotional depth that brands have brought to the 2023 holiday season. Each one tells a unique story, engages the audience in a different way, and leaves a lasting impression, proving that the holiday spirit is alive and well in the world of marketing.
Jeff Hostetter
Content Marketing Strategist at Neon Supply