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Downton Abbey and Peep Show stars in Post Office’s first festive ad in 5 years

Article - London , 15 November 2014

Robert Webb is minister of Christmas in campaign that also features Jim Carter, Pixie Lott and Amanda Holden

Post Office ad
 The first festive Post Office ad in five years features Robert Webb as minister of Christmas.

The campaign, which breaks in X Factor on Sunday, features Webb as a bubbly “minister of Christmas”.

He tours a Post Office pointing out key festive changes to its standard operations, such as longer opening hours and bigger parcel sizes, while bumping into stars including Lott, Carter, who plays butler Carson on Downton Abbey, Amanda Holden and chef Gino D’Acampo.

 The Post Office Christmas TV advert.

“Christmas is our busiest time of year with millions of people visiting our branches,” said Pete Markey, chief marketing officer at the Post Office.

The campaign will air in shows including I’m A Celebrity and Emmerdale, as well as in social media and outdoor ads.

The ad campaign was made by agency FCB Inferno with media planning and buying by Mindshare.