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Agency: Mother
Client: Nokia
Date: Dec 2017
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Phone brand Nokia has taken a seemingly counterintuitive approach to its Christmas messaging, encouraging consumers to switch off their devices through a tear jerking story of grandmother and grandson.

‘Be the gift’ follows the lives of its two protagonists as they separate when the grandson heads to university. Throughout the parties and the lectures, he continues to connect with his nan through his smartphone, sending her photos and using video chat.

Christmas approaches, and the communication appears to dry up. But as the grandma starts to look worryingly forlorn, her grandson runs up her stairs and presents himself for a hug in real life.

The line reads ‘Switch off this Christmas. Give the gift of you’, as the two reconnect on the sofa.


Creative: Mother

Strategy: Mother

In Store: Twelve

Production: Tomboy Films

Director: Justin Chadwick

Post Production: MPC