Saturday, December 04, 2021

A NEW Christmas video, released on Friday night is already being called the “best one yet” in 2021. The video, by local company Kollect is filmed on the streets of Waterford (by Signature Media) and features Santa Claus having a chance encounter with a young boy (played by Waterford native Fionn Coughlan), while enjoying the festive treats of the Winterval festival.
The end of the video has a fantastic pay-off, which promotes the idea of spreading a bit of Christmas magic. Speaking to the Waterford News & Star, Kollect CEO John O’Connor said that “during difficult times, there’s always room for a bit of magic”.
“Kollect is just about to launch a national campaign, with a brand revamp, that’s all about removing clutter from people’s lives and giving them back their spaces,” John said. “We’ve always enjoyed getting out into the community with our campaigns, whether they be for random acts of kindness, or promoting messages of shopping local. With this video, we just wanted to show that regardless of what is happening around us, there’s magic to be found…in this case, with a chance encounter between a young boy, and a mysterious man with a big white beard. People will see a lot more of Kollect in the coming weeks and months as we promote our waste booking engine that allows people to book any waste service and remove every and any piece of waste or junk from their lives.”
So, did you #feelthemagic?

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