It's Only October, And Just Like Last Year Target Is Launching Its Christmas Campaign [THE BRIEF]

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Target is preparing to introduce its holiday campaign the first week of November after catching flack last year for starting its Christmas advertising in mid-October. Here’s the first ad they’ll run — a musical, visually pleasing spot from 72andSunny that highlights how a combination of cutting-edge electronics and colourful Target home goods can create the perfect family holiday experience:

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