This is my Ad of the year – Zara Phillips for Land Rover. Perhaps not one of the most obvious choices (Sony Bravia, Nike St. Wayne etc.), but it gets my vote for several reasons:
1) Perfect timing – as far as I can tell it broke the day of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards – which she won. And now Zara has been given an MBE too, prompting the press to talk about the ad again.
2) I love the art direction.
3) According to google, Land Rover’s brand values include individualism, authenticity, freedom, adventure, guts and supremacy. Feels right to me.
By the way, I ride horses. Anyone who thinks three day eventing is in any way easy or that its just a question of throwing money at finding the right horse should try it. You have to be naturally talented and very, very brave. I’m not.