Manchester Council’s touching Christmas message video

Winner of content of the week is a Christmas message video:

Shows Facebook post with animated video from Manchester council. Text reads: "Merry Christmas Manchester. Stay safe and look after each other. This festive season we reflect on 2020. The cancelled plans, the video calls, the community spirit. We may have been apart, but this year more than ever we've come together. We’ve got through it in true Mancunian style. Merry Christmas, Manchester."

 

Our Social Media Academy members, Manchester Council, have knocked this out of the park.

The Christmas message video is sweet and touching and beautifully animated.

What I love most is the text that goes with this.It feels like it’s written by someone (not a committee) who loves Manchester. Someone proud of the people they serve.

That moves me, and holds its own alongside some of the massive budget Christmas ads from huge retailers this year.

Special mentions go to Disney, Plaster Communications, and Hounslow Council.


What a fun and creative idea to turn the house from Christmas movie, Home Alone, into a fantastic gingerbread construction.

And spreading that joy with the Royal Marsden Hospital is just a stylish touch, reflecting our national mood of gratitude for the NHS.

Our friends as Plaster Communications, have worked with Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District on a cheery campaign around Bristol with festive song lyrics popping up all over the city.

Anything that gives me a Christmas earworm is alright by me.

Tweet from Hounslow Council: We hope you enjoyed your return to live football today. Keep safe and we'll be joining you again on Wednesday to cheer on @BrentfordFC as they face @dcfcofficial . Don’t pass on #COVID19 and remember #HandsFaceSpace. For latest info https://hounslow.gov.uk/coronavirus

Visually this is lovely, and I’m a huge fan of the nifty messaging that uses wordplay, a relevant pop culture reference and is perfectly concise.

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