At the beginning of May a call went out for people to apply to be in Etsy’s first ever UK tv advert. After some logistical considerations, I applied, and then didn’t think too much of it afterwards.
To my utter amazement, I was selected along with my bunting (and 60 odd other Etsy sellers). So a beautiful sunny Wednesday in mid May I found myself sat on a train with lots of business commuters, speeding my way to London.
The day was amazing, if exhausting! A fantastic insight into advert production and the work that goes into making a 30 second advert! I met lots of wonderful Etsy sellers, all of who were equally as passionate about handmade. If you click on the icon below, you will be able to see some of their wonderful products.
You can get a feel for the day of filming itself through this behind the scenes footage that has been produced.
The advert itself is now live, and can be seen over the next three weeks on Channel 4 and Sky channels. But in case you don’t catch it on the telly, it is also on you tube Look out for the bunting