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TK Maxx Imagines the 'Ridiculous Possibilities' That Go With Designer Bargains

Spots Feature a Balletic Biker and a Female Astronaut

By Emma Hall. Published on Sep 06, 2016

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TK Maxx dramatizes how its bargain prices open up new possibilities in the retailer's latest commercials from Wieden & Kennedy London.

One spot is set in a space station, where a female astronaut applies make-up in zero gravity. She explains, "I picked up a ton of amazingly-priced big brand beauty products for the crew before they left, and they were so grateful they took me along for the ride … Houston, we have a bargain."

Another spot shows a young woman in a designer dress and a biker jacket performing a series of skillful, balletic moves on a motorbike, accompanied by her own personal pianist, Doris.

She reveals that she bought the dress and the jacket for an "absolute steal," and explains how owning the biker jacket has unleashed her love of motorbikes. "And now I do this on Tuesdays," she says. "Lucky I saved so much in TK Maxx, because Doris does not come cheap."

Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy, the creatives behind the campaign, said in a statement, "It's great when advertising properly reflects the true nature and spirit of the brand."

Further executions include two stylishly-dressed women scaling the side of a building using a rope made from knotted silk scarves "à la Batman and Robin" and a man sporting designer knitwear surrounded by a room of sheep.

Deborah Dolce, group brand and marketing director at TK Maxx, said in a statement, "Anyone who has shopped at TK Maxx knows that our stores are like treasure troves and it's impossible to predict what you might find. Customers often tell us about their interesting, unexpected finds and, of course, the liberation of our amazing prices, which results in ridiculous possibilities."

The ads will air later this week in the U.K., Ireland, Poland and Germany. They were directed by Tom Kingsley at Colonel Blimp.

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Credits

Date
Sep 06, 2016
Agency:
Wieden & Kennedy London
Client:
TK Maxx
Creative Director:
Hollie Walker
Creative Director:
Freddie Powell
Creative:
Paddy Treacy
Creative:
Mark Shanley
Creative:
Pierre Jouffray
Creative:
Kelly Satchell
Executive Creative Director:
Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director:
Iain Tait
Creative Producer:
Amy Leach
Group Account Director:
Victoria Dundson
Account Director:
Charlotte Evans
Chief Strategy Officer:
Paul Colman
Planner:
Alex Allcott
TV Producer:
Richard Adkins
Creative:
Paddy Treacy
Creative:
Mark Shanley
Production Company:
Colonel Blimp
Director:
Tom Kingsley
Executive Producer:
Paul Weston
Line Producer:
George Saunders
Director of Photography:
Simon Chaudoir
Editorial Company:
Cut & Run
Editor:
Julian Tranquille
VFX Company:
MPC
VFX Supervisor:
Jack Stone
Flame Artist:
Jack Stone
VFX Producer:
Dafydd Upsdell
VFX Producer:
Louise Unwin
Colorist:
Matthieu Toullet
Music Company:
Menlo Park Music
Sound Company:
Wave Studios
Sound Designer:
Aaron Reynolds
Executive Producer:
Rebecca Boswell
Print Production:
Pierre Jouffray
Print Production:
Kelly Satchell
Designer:
Kelly Satchell
Head of Design:
Karen Jane
Photographer:
Michal Pudelka
Print Agency:
Katy Barker
Retouching:
Stanley's Post

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