Oreo Created an Ode to the Pinkie for Its New, Thin Cookie

No longer the forgotten finger

Oreo Thins got a formal introduction earlier this summer, showing the world all the ways a thinner cookie can be just as "wonderfilled" as the classic Oreo. Now the Mondelez International brand is suggesting that the new Oreo Thins are just what the forgotten finger, aka the pinkie, has been waiting for. 

The 60-second digital spot from Oreo's digital and social shop, 360i, playfully follows all the ways people use their other fingers. The pinkie, meanwhile, doesn't do much. That is, until the Thins come along and the pinkie can triumph. 

"[Thins] is a really important launch for us," said Patty Gonzalez, senior brand manager at Mondelez International. "You've seen lots of limited-edition flavors from Oreo, but this feels really special for us because we're able to introduce a new cookie that really delivers on the taste of Oreo in a crisp, delicate texture and format."

According to Gonzalez, the Thin cookie targets "consumers who have grown up with Oreo" but "outgrown the classic Oreo cookie." 

Along with the new digital spot, Oreo and 360i also introduced an Instagram campaign to "highlight the grown-up occasions that Oreo Thins are all about," said Gonzalez. Of course, it also highlights the slimmer frame of the cookie. 


New #OreoThins: The Oreo you love, now thinner. Pairs perfectly when working offline.

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While playing up the product's thinness can only last so long, the new work finds an unexpected way to highlight the new cookie.

The digital campaign is slated to run through the fall and run parallel to the television spot.  

Client: Oreo
Janda Lukin, Sr. Director of NA Biscuits
Patricia Gonzalez, Senior Brand Manger
Elise Burditt, Senior Associate Brand Manager

Agency: 360i
Pierre Lipton, Chief Creative Officer
Aaron Mosher, Group Creative Director
Dave Yankelewitz, Group Creative Director
Declan Dyrnes-Enoch, Art Director
Alex Augustinos, Sr. Copywriter
Bjorn Kusa, Sr. Art Director
Avi Azouz, Copywriter
Phillip Pessaro, Group Director, Content Production
Alanda Fellows, Producer
Sandra Ciconte, VP, Group Account Director
Josh Lenze, Account Director
Lauren Fuller, Account Supervisor
Shankar Gupta, VP Strategy
Maggie Walsh, Senior Strategist
Namrata Patel, Senior Social Marketing Manager
Katya Kotlyar, Social Marketing Manager
Sarah Wanger, Social Marketing Manager

Production Company: North of New York
Harrison Nalevansky, Executive Producer
Matthew Thompson, Director
Patrick Donovan, Producer

Editorial: Whitehouse Post
Alejandra Alacon, Producer
Matt Schaff, Editor