Ad of the Day: Anna Kendrick Makes Something Out of Nothing in Kate Spade’s Holiday Ad

Waiting is fun in this shoppable film

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No one does bored better than Anna Kendrick.

The actress, who turned in one of the most amusing ad performances of the year for Newcastle, is back for more comedy in this seasonal spot for Kate Spade, in which she returns from a day of holiday shopping only to realize she forgot her apartment keys.

This would be irritating in real life, but Kendrick takes it in stride—using the unexpected free time to drink champagne, loudly sing holiday jingles and of course model some Kate Spade clothes for her dog. Her goofy charm helps the sometimes airless brand to breathe, and the fashions get plenty of airtime, too.

The video is also interactive. You can click on the products as the film plays to learn more about them, and then check out the looks on right from the video embed.

Michael Mohan of HēLō was the director. The rest of the credits are at the end of the film.

Kendrick also appears in Kate Spade's holiday print ads. For more Anna, check out the brand's interview with her below.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
Publish date: November 14, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT