Courtyard By Marriott "Vikings" (2014) :30 (USA)

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

AnonymousCoward's picture
Dabitch's picture


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

Mike Philipps's picture

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

Georgiana's picture

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

m's picture

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.