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Laterooms.com
"Stag Do"
30s
22 August 2016
UK Holiday Companies

A companion ad to 'Business Trip' in the new campaign for LateRooms.com, this features a group of lads on a stag do. Their faces are a picture as the stag walks diffidently out of the bathroom in the outfit they've given him to wear... but everyone's attention is suddenly diverted when a potential fifth member of the group crashes through the wall to join them. Marcus Brigstocke's VO completely nails what is a strong script - and there should really be more credit for a voiceover's contribution to an ad. It's something of an overlooked art, yet it can be the difference between a humdrum ad and one that zings out at us.

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Matt said:

This could easily have been overdone. Nice work.


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Laterooms.com
"Stag Do"
30s
22 Aug 2016
A companion ad to 'Business Trip' in the new campaign for LateRooms.com, this features a group of lads on a stag do. Their faces are a picture as the stag walks diffidently out of the bathroom in the outfit they've given him to wear... but everyone's attention is suddenly diverted when a potential fifth member of the group crashes through the wall to join them. Marcus Brigstocke's VO completely nails what is a strong script - and there should really be more credit for a voiceover's contribution to an ad. It's something of an overlooked art, yet it can be the difference between a humdrum ad and one that zings out at us.

Laterooms.com
"Business Trip"
30s
22 Aug 2016
Handled with less love, this could have been a fairly run-of-the-mill spot for LateRooms.com. Instead, it delivers a lot of clout - in more than just the obvious way. A bloke on a business trip is relaxing in his hotel room when his indolence is interrupted by a person-sized discount sign crashing through his ceiling (or someone else's floor). So far, so-so. But the rest of the ad lifts it above the usual offer-led approach to commercials.

Laterooms.com
"Golden Touch"
30s
8 Dec 2015
More enjoyable nonsense from Late Rooms features a man who's surely exhausted his supply of gold body paint. As he minces in front of the mirror, the VO can't help but be impressed by his "very strong tassel work"... but where is this golden wonder going to stay? Somewhere via Laterooms.com, of course. Best have a good long shower before hopping into bed though.

Laterooms.com
"Chris de Burgh Concert Tickets"
30s
5 Dec 2015
In this amusing ad for Late Rooms, a woman begins screaming when she receives a text letting her know she's going to see Chris de Burgh in concert (and, frankly, DAVID would also be screaming at that prospect). Her husband watches as her excitement causes her towel to fall to the floor but according to the wry VO, she's saving herself for the Irish crooner.

Laterooms.com
"Beatboxer"
30s
22 Nov 2015
An unusual-looking young chap in a tracky top bursts into the hall with news that he's been able to obtain tickets for some music event or other. As he lets rip with the full beatbox experience, his (presumably) sister is unimpressed. Possibly she's thinking he'll never have the nous to book anywhere to stay, let alone via Laterooms.com.

Laterooms.com
"Great Night"
30s
15 Nov 2015
Laterooms.com return to our screens with angel wings, a pig nose, and a raver's version of 'Jingle All The Way' - not a bad way of going about it. As well as providing options for romantic getaways and business trips, the site shrewdly highlights another one of their functions - helping revellers ensure there's a bed waiting for them after the festivities go well beyond the last train home stage.

Laterooms.com
"Ben and Lucy"
60s
1 Feb 2013
Remember Ben and Lucy? Don't worry if you don't because this ad offers a refresher course at the start. Their story continues through a series of hotel stays and as we leave them this time, she's heavily pregnant and he's contemplating a marriage proposal. Perhaps in the next instalment, they'll be looking for a hotel close to the Dignitas clinic.

Laterooms.com
"Perks"
10s
13 Feb 2012
A man leaps on to the generous bed in a nice hotel and thinks about the spa and the golf course that he'll be able to enjoy. He'll enjoy them all the more for knowing that someone else is paying as this is a business trip and it's all on expenses.

Laterooms.com
"Cucumber"
10s
13 Feb 2012
A man rethinks his options in this short for the website designed to help people get away at short notice. Weary of the country retreat where he lies with cucumber over his eyes, he longs instead to get to an inner city retreat with four of his mates.

Laterooms.com
"Commuting"
10s
13 Feb 2012
In this short postscript to the main laterooms.com ad, the female protagonist is buffeted as she commutes. As if this experience isn't bad enough, she's in close proximity to a fellow who really needs to wash his pits.

Laterooms.com
"Number Of Nights"
30s
11 Feb 2012
The tale of a romance is told through a series of meetings in a hotel. Each encounter is accompanied by a super revealing how many nights have been booked and it proves a neat device for telling the story and illustrating the advertised service's flexibility and for an amusing gag at the end.

Laterooms.com
"Thinking Of Rooms?"
10s
2 Apr 2011
Another outing for the jaunty music and animation combo which worked reasonably well in the first ad in this series. laterooms.com is presumably a completely separate company from lastminute.com even if mentally they appear to be a single entity.

Laterooms.com
"Bubbles"
30s
21 Mar 2011
This animated ad seeks to illustrate the wide range of hotels available from the online service. It's a jaunty piece and it achieves its objective of putting laterooms.com into the minds of anyone wanting to use the internet in the hunt for a holiday bargain.

Laterooms.com
"Search"
30s
19 Mar 2010
Cute animation is used to depict holiday locations as floating bubbles in the kitchen. This is the second recent example of an ad for a web-based travel agent that's considerably better than the advertising for conventional travel agencies.

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