Best CNY adverts in 2017

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KL is getting quieter as we speak and I bet roads leading out of the city are getting busier. It’s a perfect time to watch some CNY adverts! This year it seems advertisers mostly stayed away from the typical tear-jerking with tragic destinies and people eating a lonely yee sang. Working parents is a recurring theme, and we spotted a few good ones on the clash of generations at the reunion dinner table. Enjoy!

Petronas takes a break from capitalising on sad stories. This year it is a lighter story with a message of pulling together as a team. We like to see deeper meaning in these things, but perhaps it’s just a story about kids gone fishing:

Digi plays it safe with traditions, rags to riches and paternal love:

Following the classic CNY theme, MyEG reminds us that children’s memories are made by people, not things.

Tropicana follows suit with family moments:

Nando’s ad is a light-hearted take on all those awkward questions young adults get from aunties and uncles during the festive season.

INTI Bachelor’s Degree In Chinese New Year takes a similar stance with a tongue in cheek:

And lastly, this beautiful short film of a boy and the meaning of his name:

You can also watch the best of CNY ads from 2015 or 2016.

Wishing you all Gong Xi Fa Cai and a prosperous Year of the Rooster.

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