Fairly certain the red-headed Swedish head of Adland will point out fourteen things historically wrong with this Courtyard By Marriott ad featuring vikings, but I thought it was kinda funny.
Except for the button.Much like this wine-swilling Viking who can't stand buttery Chards, I can't stand buttons.

Client: Courtyard Marriott Global Brand Marketing Vice President - Mara Hannula Courtyard Brand Marketing Vice President - Gini Gladstone Courtyard Marketing Manager - Alison Hill Senior Courtyard VP and Global Brand Manager - Callette Neilsen Agency: mcgarrybowen Chief Creative Officer - Ned Crowley Creative Director - Pat Burke Creative Director - Chris Carraway Senior Producer - Eric Faber Senior Music Producer - Morgan Thoryk Director of Content Production - Steve Ross Managing Director - Ida Rezvani Account Managing Director - Alexandra Gordon Account Supervisor - Jonathan Frank Assistant Account Executive - Megan Nickerson Production Co: Chromista Director - Xavier Mairesse Executive producer - Scott Franklin Executive producer - Ted Robbins Executive producer - Sandy Haddad Post Production Co - Ntropic Executive Producer - Blythe Dalton Klippsten Creative Director and Flame - Simon Mowbray Colorist - Marshall Plante Shoot Supervision - Andrew Sinagra and James McCarthy Producer - Tina Starkweather Telecine Producer - Sacha Smith VFX and Comp- Mark Wurts Additional Flame - Matt Tremaglio Flame Assistant - Jerome Knight Cutters - Edit house Editor - Matt Walsh Producer - Patrick Casey Executive producer - Craig Duncan

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Comments (4)

  • Dabitch's picture


    Actually that wasn't too bad, striped sail, fjord-landscape, leather armour, metal helmets without horns. I'm leaving it alone.

    Nov 04, 2014
  • Mike Philipps's picture
    Mike Philipps (not verified)

    Where was the portion of the ad on the boat filmed?

    Mar 23, 2015
  • Georgiana's picture
    Georgiana (not verified)

    I'd like to 'second' Mike Philipps' question. Where was this filmed?

    Apr 02, 2015
  • m's picture
    m (not verified)

    Seeing that Courtyard's management seems to be nothing but a bunch a useless fish, I'll be staying elsewhere ... MUST be substandard with that herd of incompetence and estrus.

    Apr 11, 2015