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Topic: Candy

Hershey's Just Made a Father-Daughter Ad That's One of the Year's Sweetest

Arnold debuts 'Hello happy' line

Two-dimensional characters are usually dreaded in advertising, but one very thinly drawn character works perfectly in this sweet new commercial by Arnold for Hershey's. The ad tells the story of Scarlett,…

Peeps 2016! Candy Brand Campaigns to Kick Punxsutawney Phil to the Curb

Who's the real spring chicken?

Punxsutawney Phil makes his depressing prediction nearly every year: Keep the coats and snow shovels handy because there's likely to be at least six more weeks of winter. Isn't it…

Snickers' Halloween Ad Profiles a Guy Who's Scary Good at Carving Pumpkins

Jon Neill's creations always look hangry

You might think you carve a mean pumpkin, but Jon Neill will kick the orange pulp and seeds out of you any day of the week—particularly in October, when his…

This Agency Just Welcomed Two New Hires by Turning Them Into Pez Dispensers

RTO+P fires up the 3-D printer

Ad agency Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners has a tradition of welcoming new employees in unusual ways—like carving their faces into crayons or totem poles. But its latest new-hire stunt…

Snickers Swaps Out Its Brand Name for Hunger Symptoms on Painfully Honest Packaging

So you can call out your irritable friends

The trend toward more personalized packaging continues, with a twist, as Snickers is replacing its brand name on packaging with 21 hunger symptoms. The twist is that, instead of being life-affirming…

Marshawn Lynch Just Popped Up on a Shopping Channel to Hilariously Sell Skittles

Seahawks star visits Evine Live

If you happened to be zoning out to the Evine Live home-shopping channel on cable TV at 11:04 a.m. ET this morning, you saw a strange sight. Yes, that was…

Noooooooooo! This Loony British Ad for Mints Ends With a Comic Shocker

W+K London's first work for Trebor

This Trebor Mints ad from Wieden + Kennedy London has a bit of that 1990s Gushers weirdness to it, either as a tribute to nostalgic thirtysomethings or just for shiggles. It…

Mentos Pack a Seriously Fresh Punch in This Hilarious Ad With a Perfect Twist Ending

Brilliantly deranged spot for NOWMints

This ad from BBH London for Mentos NOWMints is amazingly funny—perfectly paced, surprising, silly, and close enough to making sense that it actually serves the brand, especially because it's so…

Mars Bar (Finally) Brings Together Dogs, Pan Pipes and the Miami Vice Soundtrack

Candy brands seem to be in an escalating war of weirdness

In case you doubted that absurdist advertising is now the go-to approach for candy companies, this new spot for Mars Bar should be a good reminder. Created by U.K. agency AMV…

Peeps Do Their Best to Get Scary for Halloween

The dark side of the cute Easter candy

More sweet. Less scary. That's the promotional campaign, not the ingredient list. The perennial Easter favorite Peeps continue to try to become a year-round candy with these "peepified" illustrations for Halloween.…

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