eBay UK 2016 Christmas TV Advert

By Chris Dawson November 13, 2016 - 5:44 pm

Want to know how to survive the year 11 school disco? eBay have the answers in their Christmas 2016 TV advert which is aimed at young shoppers.

In a string of heart achingly awkward scenarios, eBay’s “Survive The Disco” 2016 Christmas TV Advert shows how products available on the site can help youngsters navigate the embarrassments of the school Christmas party.

  • JD
    8 months ago

    How old do buyers need to be to use eBay?

  • Angela
    8 months ago

    That has to be one of the oddest if not THE oddest Christmas advert I have ever seen in all of my 53 years. Surely they could have come up with something far better than that :(

  • MG
    8 months ago

    A wasted opportunity by eBay, I expected better

  • Gary
    8 months ago

    Imature buyers destroy feedback and raise return rates. It is all beyond comprehension. Any seller of product on ebay targeted at the U21’s is doomed. Win for ebay whatever.

  • james
    8 months ago

    yeah, target ads at 11 year olds, then when an 11 year old buys something, instant refund out the sellers pocket because 11 year old arent allowed to shop online.

    “Using eBay:
    In connection with using or accessing the Services you will not: use our Services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts (for example if you are under 18)”

    they’re genuinely beyond comprehension. are they actually that thick, or have they done this deliberately?
    maybe they can promote the wines & spirits & new sex categories to nursery children?

    • Robert C
      8 months ago

      To all the moaners: this advert is not directed to children.

      A school disco is something all ages can relate to… all it’s saying is there is a product for every personality and it can be found on ebay.

      I bet you thought The Inbetweeners was a kids’ programme.

    • Sam O'levski
      7 months ago

      And you honestly think everyone watching the ad will take the time to work out the psychology of it, rather than assume it’s aimed at kids ?
      Depending on exactly what the time slots are, I wouldn’t want to bank on the brightest couch potatoes actually having many working brain cells……….. would you ?

    • Robert C
      7 months ago

      There’s no “psychology to work out” as you put it.

      What products are shown in the ad?
      Magic 8 ball (Toy/stocking filler)
      Socks (Fashion)
      Heart lockets (Jewelry)
      Smartphone (Tech)
      Aftershave (Perfume)
      Headphones (Music)
      Everything. Where can you buy this… Ebay. And that’s all in 40 seconds.

      The school disco is just a theme. Can you remember the John Lewis advert with the bear and the hare? did you feel that advert wasn’t directed at your demographic because you neither a bear nor a hare?

      What else do you want? Or are you just a habitual moaner?

    8 months ago


    thought it was you tube, twitter, face book

    these days

  • Sonyac1
    7 months ago

    What’s the song playing in the background?

  • Phil
    7 months ago

    The sing in the background is “she’s got me dancing” by Tommy Soarks

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