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Finlandia Vodka and Wieden+Kennedy London Capture the Flavour of the Midnight Sun

Directed by Pete Candeland of Friends Electric, the campaign film brings Finland's beautiful nature to life

Finlandia Vodka and Wieden+Kennedy London Capture the Flavour of the Midnight Sun

Finlandia vodka is launching a global 360º campaign, created by Wieden+Kennedy London, to promote its Flavours range.
 
Through a series of eight films and four print executions (expanded across point of sale materials), the Finlandia Flavours campaign is set in Finland, the land of the Midnight Sun, where every summer, the sun doesn’t set for 72 days.
 
In this magical interpretation of the extraordinary natural phenomenon, the sun’s light creates the ideal conditions for the natural ingredients that go into Finlandia vodka’s flavoured range. In the print work, the fruits are magically suspended flavour cues, while vibrant light and wildlife gives dramatic standout to the setting.

As visible and disruptive at point of purchase as it is in broadcast channels, the global campaign will drive awareness of Finlandia vodka Flavours by educating consumers on mixed drinks including Fin & Tonic (Finlandia Grapefruit and tonic) and Kokos Pineapple (Finlandia Coconut and pineapple juice).
 
The campaign will run across TV, social, print and digital channels from today until September in countries including the US, UK, Russia, Czech Republic and Canada. The films are directed by Pete Candeland and produced by Electric Theatre Collective. The print work is produced by Wyatt-Clarke+Jones.
 
Carmen d'Ascendis, Global Brand Director, Finlandia vodka and Chambord, said: “Pete Candeland and the crew at Electric worked their magic to bring to life the mystical word of Finlandia vodka Flavours imagined by the team at Wieden+Kennedy. The work portrays the pristine nature of the Nordics in a way that sets up a taste expectation that only Finlandia vodka Flavours can deliver.”
 
Anders Stake, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy London, said: “In a superficial vodka market, Finlandia flavours are all natural. Rather than rely on imagery of young twenty-somethings enjoying a night out in a nondescript bar, we wanted to bring to life the natural tasting Finlandia Flavours in a way only the brand could. We went back to the source and embraced the natural landscape of Finland to create a world of magical realism, where everything the midnight sun touches causes the land to flourish and come to life; a shorthand for the effect Finlandia flavoured vodka brings to any simple mixed drink.”




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Client

Advertiser: Brown-Forman

Global Brand Director: Carmen d'Ascendis (Finlandia Vodka & Chambord)

Director of Integrated Communication: Graham Walker (Finlandia Vodka & Chambord)

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London

Group Account Director: Victoria Dunsdon

Designer: Alex Thursby-Pelham + Ryan Teixeira

Executive Creative Directors: Tony Davidson + Iain Tait + Kim Papworth

Chief Strategy Officer: Paul Colman

Producers: Amy Leach, Matthew Ellingham

Planners: Anna-Claire Clendon + Harriet Lowson

Creatives: Tom Bender + Tom Corcoran

Studio: David Brodie, Indy Basra + Jody Burson

Creative director: Anders Stake

Account manager: Sophie Lake

Production Company

Production Company: Friends Electric

Executive Producer: Alex Webster

Director: Pete Candeland

Line Producer: Josh Robinson

Offline

Edit Company: Electric Theatre Collective

Post Production / VFX

VFX: Electric Theatre Collective

Music

Audio Post Production: Wake The Town

Sound Engineer: Aaron Reynolds

Mix: Aaron Reynolds @ Wave Studios

Producer: Rebecca Boswell

Print / OOH

Photographer: Jenny Van Sommers

Agent: Wyatt-Clarke & Jones

Retoucher: Stanley’s Post

Category: Alcoholic drinks , Spirits

Genre: Photography , Scenic , Visual VFX