Topic: Candy

Stare Too Long at Snickers' Marilyn Billboard, and You Get a Scolding From You-Know-Who

Digital board uses facial recognition to extend Super Bowl idea

Here's a nifty bit of tech-fueled out-of-home advertising from Snickers and BBDO New York, extending the candy bar's Marilyn Monroe-themed Super Bowl campaign. In April, the agency set up a digital…

M&M's Just Turned 75. Here’s How It Kept Consumers Interested for So Long

And became America's best-selling candy

As you read this, M&M's—the best-selling candy in America, the treat that Mars makes 400 million of every day, and the milk chocolate that melts in your mouth and not…

Snickers Just Ran a Mini-Sequel to Its Marilyn Monroe Super Bowl Ad During Colbert

And it looks like Eugene Levy still hasn't gone home

Snickers wasn't done for the night when its "Marilyn" spot aired on the Super Bowl broadcast. The brand also prepped a little 15-second follow-up spot from BBDO New York, which…

Steven Tyler Sees Himself Made Entirely of Skittles in Candy Brand's Super Bowl Ad

First 'Taste the Rainbow' spot with a celebrity

Skittles on Tuesday joined the parade of brands releasing their full Super Bowl ads early, unveiling its 30-second spot starring Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. The spot, which will air during the…

A Hungry Marilyn Monroe Butchers 'Happy Birthday' in Snickers' Super Bowl Teaser

America's blonde bombshell, like you've never seen her

She's America's original sweetheart. But when she's hungry, Marilyn Monroe takes a turn for the worse. That's according to Snickers' new Super Bowl ad teaser, in which she reprises her…

Love It or Hate It, Candy Corn Rules the Trick-or-Treat Bag

The story behind the century-old waxy treat that frightens half of America

According to the National Confectioners Association, some 35 million pounds (about 9 billion kernels) of candy corn will be manufactured this year. Americans are expected to buy 20 million pounds…

Why Jolly Rancher and Anomaly Are Telling Frustrated Millennials to 'Keep on Sucking!'

The Hershey hard candy finds an ownable silver lining

Some things in life unquestionably suck. Middle seats. Traffic jams. Rain delays. And young people, due to their limited means, are forced to put with even more things that suck.…

Ad of the Day: Extra Gum Wraps Up One of the Year's Sweetest Love Stories

A worthy sequel to 'Origami'

It took an extra long time—more than two years—for Wrigley's Extra Gum to release a follow-up its massively popular "Origami" ad, which, you may recall, told the story of a…

Ad of the Day: M&M's Heads Into the Bedroom for a Little 'Tainted Love'

Love is for sharing, or is it?

Occasionally, M&M's ventures into PG-13 territory, often with amusing results. One of the candy brand's best ads, from 2008, showed Blue licking himself—much to the horror of the woman who…

Ad of the Day: Johnny Manziel Gyrates From Hunger in Latest Snickers Ad

Quarterback teaches aerobics

Johnny Manziel isn't Johnny Football when he's hungry. He's Johnny JamBoogie. In this new Snickers ad from BBDO New York, the Cleveland Browns quarterback stars as a Spandex-clad man leading an…