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This Dancing Shetland Pony Is Britain's New Advertising Superstar


Shetland ponies have never been quite as celebrated as they are these days—thanks to several British ad campaigns. First, of course, we had Fivla and Vitamin, the adorable sweater-weating ponies from the VisitScotland campaign. Now, Wieden + Kennedy, London, has upped the ante with a dancing pony in this new spot for mobile network Three. The agency explains: "Shot against the dramatic backdrop of the Shetland Islands, the :60 spot follows the story of a stocky little pony. But this is no ordinary Shetland pony. With the scrape of a hoof and a flick of his Tina Turner-esque mane, he effortlessly moonwalks along to the sound of 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac." The video rocketed past 1 million views this weekend, and is surely just getting warmed up. The point of the dancing pony is that the mobile Internet is great for sharing silly stuff that cheers people up. As part of the campaign, W+K also created The Pony Mixer, a dancing-pony-remixing tool "where you can make our pony shake it to anything from Boyband to Bollywood."

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