15 December 2018

Is the Ecolog Happy Holidays Video the Most Heart-warming of This Year's Christmas Ads?

There is always a few companies who seem to dominate the Christmas advert market but this year there is one from Ecolog International which might just steal the hearts of the nation. (If you haven't heard of the company, you have probably had contact without realising - they are a major player in logistics and the supply chain.)

All the right ingredients are in the video – a mum, a son on a far-away island and a Christmas pudding.  All this is neatly tied together as we are shown the preparation of the pudding in mum’s kitchen to its flight across the world to her son in the Falkland Islands.

As well as warming the cockles of our hearts (and the actors are very well chosen in their roles) the video shows how Ecolog’s work sustaining the supply chain is year-round, never-ending and doesn’t stop even for Christmas.  The company is vast – since its incorporation around twenty years ago it has a presence in more than 36 countries, covering 150 locations and employing more than 12,000 people in construction, technology, facility management and environmental services industries.

The video serves as a timely reminder that without this infrastructure, where would we be?  Certainly in my lifetime the trip to the Falklands would have taken the Christmas pudding an awful lot longer than the speedy journey it takes in the video, thanks to Ecolog.