Publicis Groupe Just Destroyed Your Holiday Greeting Card

We feel like we’re supposed to dislike the Publicis Groupe/Omnicom megalith for some reason, but we have to tip our Santa caps to them and their French CEO for a job well done on this “More the Merrier” video greeting card. It’s so complex and ridiculous that you really should check it out for yourself. First watch the intro from Maurice Levy:

After this it gets a little complicated: go to the greeting page, turn your webcam on and make sure to have as many faces around you as possible, because the more you have the crazier it gets.

Work from home? Don’t have any friends in the office? No worries: Publicis provides a helpful PDF filled with eager young faces that you can use to pretend. Screen shots after the jump.

First Levy is simply an executive with a French accent right out of Ratatouille (love that movie).

Then he’s a raver:

A balloon man:

The guy who cleans your office every weekend (if you shift the image so no faces show up in your webcam):

And, yes, a furry fan:

We’re still not sure how we feel about the big bad merger, but we will say one thing: THIS is what you do with a generous budget.

As a bonus, here’s what you see when you try to access the site via mobile:


(H/T to FastCo Create)

@PatrickCoffee Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.
Publish date: December 17, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT