On Sunday, February 2nd, M&M’S character Yellow will win a victory for sidekicks everywhere, finally starring in his own Super Bowl ad, created by BBDO NY. Mars Chocolate North America announced today that “M&M’S will debut a new 30-second commercial in the first half of Super Bowl XLVIII about M&M’S® Peanut, with Yellow taking the lead role in the Big Game for the first time.”
“It’s about time we remind the world how irresistible M&M’S Peanut really is,” said Seth Klugherz, senior director, M&M’S Chocolate Candies, adding the fun fact that “Each M&M’S Peanut is literally 1 in 100 – meaning we have to sort through 100 different peanuts, just to find one that’s lucky enough to make its way into a bag of M&M’S Peanut.” This makes me wonder: where do all the reject peanuts go?
The Super Bowl spot is the latest in M&M’s “Year of Peanut” campaign, “a yearlong effort to showcase the irresistibility of M&M’S Peanut” that kicked off “with a star-studded event on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta.” M&M’s integrated “Year of Peanut” campaign will continue following the Super Bowl, with “multiple English and Spanish television, print and digital ads, in-store displays, consumer promotions, public relations and social media.”
As you can see for yourself above, BBDO’s Super Bowl teaser doesn’t give a whole lot away. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled during the first half of the Super Bowl for Yellow’s moment in the spotlight, as the 30 second ad itself will remain a secret until the big game.