Doorman and Duck ad is a Christmas quacker

Cute commercial for Hastings Hotels in the North is a big social media success with half a million YouTube hits in two weeks

15th December, 2019
Julie Hastings and Doorman Martin Mulholland outside the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

In just a couple of weeks, “The Doorman and the Duck” has garnered 500,000 views on YouTube, 36,000 on Facebook and 5,000 on Twitter.

It‘s not a bad performance when you consider it’s a Christmas ad campaign launched by Hastings Hotels in the North.

Inspired by the group’s long-standing tradition of offering complimentary rubber ducks to guests at its seven properties in the North, the ad tells the story of a duckling...

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