Kmart is for ‘all kinds of Christmas’ in campaign via DDB Melbourne

Kmart is celebrating all kinds of Christmas’ in a new holiday campaign out of DDB Melbourne.

The 60 second spot looks to take Kmart into a new direction by leaning on emotional brand storytelling, and tapping into the idea that Christmas looks different in every Australian home. The campaign launched over the weekend and will run until Christmas Day across TV, cinema, out-of-home, radio, online and social.

Filmed by Exit Films’ Stefan Hunt, the campaign showcases a truck driver with a snow globe on his dashboard, a naughty dog sparking a tree disaster, a festive office party and a Christmas light-adorned caravan. These are set to ‘One Little Christmas Tree’ the Stevie Wonder track given a new lease by Australian artist Jerome Farrah.

In June 2020, Kmart moved its creative account from BWM Dentsu to DDB Melbourne.

Kmart chief customer officer, Lil Velis, said: “We’re excited to launch ‘All Kinds of Christmas’, celebrating all of the different ways Australians come together at this special time of year. Created by the team at DDB, this idea celebrates our purpose of making everyday living brighter, through emotive storytelling that shows how our low prices and on-trend products can enable the kind of Christmas you want, whatever that may be.

“This Christmas, we want to create a deeper connection with our customers by celebrating what makes each of us unique and the community connection that bonds us all.”

DDB Melbourne group executive creative director, Psembi Kinstan, said: “Kmart is an Aladdin’s cave of surprises and amazing products throughout the year, but especially at Christmas.

“Stef and the team have done a great job showing what those Kmart products can enable in our homes and lives simply, colourfully, and joyfully this Christmas. And the tune’s a hit.”

Exit Films director, Stefan Hunt, said: “It’s a fresh take on what an Australian Christmas looks like. I thought it was equal parts fun, endearing and relatable.”

Last year, Kmart drove into Christmas with a toy monster truck in first work from DDB Melbourne.


Chief Customer Officer: Lil Velis
Creative Design Manager: Nicole Hayes
Digital Creative Manager: Ryan Purcell
Brand Specialist: Charlotte Gergley

DDB Melbourne
Group Executive Creative Director: Psembi Kinstan
Chief Creative Officer Ben Welsh
Creative Director: Erica Stevens
Senior Art Director: Rebecca Morriss
Senior Copywriter: Jake McLennan
Head of Integrated Content: Renata Barbosa
Senior Lead Producer: Sonia McLaverty
Group Managing Director: Mike Napolitano
Senior Business Director: Sarah Newell
Business Director: Hayley Kroon

Exit Films
Director: Stefan Hunt
EP: Leah Churchill- Brown, Declan Cahill
Producer: Alexandra Taussig
DP: Campbell Brown
Art Director: Jen Waters

Edit House/Editor: The Editors / Leila Gaabi
Sound: Bang Bang Studios / Sam Hopgood
Music: Level Two Music / Karl Richter / Mel Jong

Media: UM


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