Barbie wannabes get freaky with Nokia.


advertiser: Nokia
agency: Wieden + Kennedy London
director: David Wilson
agency producers: Dannie Stewart, Rob Steiner, Helen Whiteley
creatives: Oli Beale, Alex Holder
AD: Tom Gander
production: Blinkink
DoP: Catherine Derry
producer: James Stevenson Bretton
post production: Munky
editing company: Cut & Run
puppeteers: Zoilo Lobera, Will Harper, Jonny Sabbagh
stop frame animator: Joseph Mann
styling: Rose Popham, Anna Trevelyan
choreography: David Leighton
flame artist: Gary Brown
hair: Charlie LeMindu
post producer: James Chads
editor: James Rose

To promote its N8 Pink cellphone, Nokia enlisted a group of wannabe Barbie dolls to get down and dirty with the device, as well as a pink deer. Perhaps these dolls were simply fed up with the wholesome nature of their more famous counterpart because many of their cues seem to be taken from the ‘confuse you’ style used by pop artist Lady Gaga. If Nokia’s trying to differentiate itself…well, this commercial is definitely different. Plus, the talent likely came on the cheap and didn’t question the creative vision behind the ad, which was developed by Wieden + Kennedy London. We may not know a lot about what’s going on here, but one thing we do know is there is certainly a lot of pink. Check it out here.