Ten talented Post Office colleagues starred as extras after winning an internal competition. Monika was one of the lucky few selected from hundreds of entries which saw colleagues from across 11,500 branches describing why they deserved to represent the Post Office on the big screen.
The new adverts feature Channel 4 Peep Show’s Robert Webb as the larger-than-life Minister of Christmas. As Robert helps with a wide range of Christmas tasks, we meet pop star Pixie Lott, celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo, Downton Abbey butler Jim Carter, and TV presenter Amanda Holden. The celebrities are shown in one of Post Office’s 3,500 modernised branches highlighting longer opening hours, a small parcels offer, last posting dates and next day delivery.
Monika explained she deserved a place in the advert as she is a natural in front of the camera and truly loves her job at Chester Post Office.
Monika said: “I was absolutely thrilled to win the competition to star in the Post Office advert alongside some of my favourite TV personalities. It’s not every day you’re asked to leave behind the day job to brush shoulders with Amanda Holden! It was a great day and I can’t wait for my friends, family and customers to see the ads on television.”
Pete Markey, Post Office chief marketing officer, said: “It has been great having Monika star in our advert. She was fantastic and brimming with confidence – not at all phased by working with our celebrities. With well over 17 million customers, Christmas is our busiest time of the year. We wanted to use real colleagues from across the UK because who better to showcase the brilliant work they do?”