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BBDO Hong Kong Demonstrates the True Power of Play with Mattel & Barbie

New ad builds on the Cannes Lion awarded global spot ‘Imagine the Possibilities’

BBDO Hong Kong Demonstrates the True Power of Play with Mattel & Barbie

BBDO Hong Kong has created and launched 'The Power of Play with Barbie' spot for Mattel Asia, highlighting how imaginative play is important to a child’s development. This video is an extension of the Barbie global campaign, 'You Can Be Anything.'

The campaign video, which highlights the effect of play time on creativity, improvisation and emotional intelligence, is launching in selected countries in Asia across social and video platforms including Facebook, WeChat, YouTube and Weibo. The campaign is also supported by social-by-design content such as snackable video, animated gifs and additional images to drive to E-Commerce. 

Frankie Luk, Creative Director, BBDO Hong Kong, explained: “We designed and recorded a social experiment to show parents that when a girl plays with Barbie, she imagines all the possibilities of what she can become.”

“Barbie is the only brand that allows girls to imagine anything they can be. With this campaign, we wanted to build an emotional connection with Asian parents by introducing them to the wonderful benefits of imaginative play and storytelling with Barbie to promote confidence and curiosity”, said Andrea Vitali, Director, APAC Marketing. “Building on the global success of the Cannes Lion awarded global spot ‘Imagine the Possibilities’, we worked with BBDO Hong Kong to develop an engaging video that we hope will connect with moms while communicating the values of our brand.”

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: BBDO Hong Kong

Creative Director: Frankie Luk

Copywriter: Samuel Cheeseman

Art Director: Nikki Palomaria

Producer: Jenny Lee, Winnie Kwan

Digital Planner: Naomi Lam

Account Manager: Kaylis Cheng

Business Director : Michael Bantigue

Account Director: Jacqueline Yu

Production Company

Production Company: Deluxe Productions

Director: Diana Yee

Category: Sports and leisure , Toys

Genre: Dialogue , People