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Microsoft and McCann Unleash AI Magic to Transform Holiday Memories

Microsoft and McCann Unleash AI Magic to Transform Holiday Memories

Microsoft and McCann Unleash AI Magic to Transform Holiday Memories

As the holiday season beckons, Microsoft, in collaboration with McCann, introduces an enchanting campaign, “Make Your Holiday A Masterpiece,” where AI takes center stage to re-imagine and amplify cherished holiday memories. Fusing technology with the warmth of human connection, the campaign seeks to weave a tapestry of creativity, celebrating the essence of the festive season.

The Heartwarming Journey

The hero film follows transmedia artist Ellie Pritts as she embarks on a journey to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. Setting up on the streets, Pritts invites passersby to share their unique holiday memories. From New Year’s celebrations in Japan to Christmas in New Zealand, each story is a testament to the richness of cultural traditions and personal experiences.

Pritts then employs the power of AI to craft bespoke artistic masterpieces, transforming these shared memories into visually stunning artworks. The film concludes with the unveiling of these AI-infused creations, capturing the genuine emotional reactions of individuals as they witness their holiday memories taking on a fresh, unexpected form.

A Global Celebration

Featuring seven compelling stories from around the globe, the campaign showcases both the hero film and a series of :30 films, providing a deeper dive into each narrative. Renowned filmmaker and photographer Andree Ljutica, known for his award-winning works, directed these captivating films that highlight the universal thread of joy woven into diverse holiday celebrations.

Consumers are encouraged to explore these stories online, gaining insights into the campaign’s protagonists and the magical transformation of their holiday recollections. Microsoft plans to leverage its digital and social channels to support and amplify the campaign.

Crafting Memories and Connections

Shayne Millington, Chief Creative Officer at McCann New York, expressed the sentiment behind the campaign, stating, “The holidays are that special time of year where memories and traditions are created amongst friends and family. It was incredible to hear the range of stories from people all over the world and see their faces light up when their memories immediately became something tangible.

As Microsoft and McCann join forces to infuse technology with the spirit of the holidays, “Make Your Holiday A Masterpiece” serves as an ode to the joy of shared memories, creative expression, and the magic that unfolds when AI and humanity converge.

Campaign Contributors: Client:

Agency: McCann

Production: Craft Worldwide

Music: JSM

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