First Choice to rerun Go Mahoosive ad campaign over Christmas

First Choice to rerun Go Mahoosive ad campaign over Christmas

Love it or hate it, First Choice’s ‘Go Mahoosive’ rapping TV ad whipped up a storm of debate when it debuted during Bake Off last Christmas Day. 

Voted one of the year’s most annoying ads just weeks into the New Year it certainly got people talking.

So much so that the campaign successfully drove consideration of First Choice to its highest level in three years.
Now, it’s back.

Katie McAlister, chief marketing officer for TUI UK & Ireland, commented: “The ad performed strongly in focus groups before it went live last year so we had total confidence it would connect with our First Choice audience. 

“We also knew it had the potential to divide popular opinion and it’s done both of those things extremely successfully! 

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“First Choice is a really important part of the overall TUI product offer, taking around one million customers on holiday every year. 

“During the tough trading this summer the brand really hold its own with people looking for the excellent value an all-inclusive holiday offers with the reassurance of quality.

“The campaign more than met its objectives of increasing consideration and driving bookings so, love it or hate it, it worked.”       

A 30 second version of the creative featuring the Turner Family as they embrace every aspect of a First Choice all-inclusive holiday quite literally singing – or rapping – its praises, will air on Boxing Day. 

For the first time this year, the 30 second will be followed by a ten second execution in the same ad break, showcasing a choice of offers available across January.

A multi-channel integrated media plan developed and executed by Mediacom will also utilise digital, social, press and radio. 

New content using a mix of unseen footage from last year’s shoot and new scenes, filmed on location at the Holiday Village resort in Sarigerme early in the summer, will be used on social and digital platforms.   

The vibrant stills have also been given a refresh with more targeted treatments for couples and families.