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10 Famous Chocolate Ads to Make Easter a Little Sweeter Spots for Snickers, Cadbury, M&Ms and more

Like it or not, Easter is largely a holiday about chocolate. The candy enjoys its second-largest sales spike of the year around this time, after Halloween, and Americans eat more…

April 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

Skittles Not Really Into the Whole Anti-Bullying Thing New 'Tease the rainbow' spot

Skittles' new "Liar Liar" ad is just as weird as the brand's previous efforts, but also a little meaner. The poor kid's friends and mom are exploiting what looks like…

March 27, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

Skittles Wants to Do More Disturbing Things With Your Finger BBDO Toronto brings back touch-the-screen videos

BBDO Toronto had a big hit last year with its Skittles Touch campaign (taking home gold Lions in Film and Cyber at the Cannes ad festival, for one thing). The…

March 20, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

Medical Oddities Abound in DDB's First Skittles Ads New spots star candy-covered outcasts

[UPDATE: DDB did the "Bleachers" and "Cranky" spots. LatinWorks did "Mentor."] Skittles has a new ad agency, DDB, but the candy brand's obsession with malformed anatomy continues. In the spirit…

March 7, 2012, 9:35 AM EST

Mentos Erases Negative Tweets With Facebook App But it isn't exactly a 'positive' experience

Mentos has partnered with The Martin Agency to create a Negative Tweet Eliminator app for Facebook. It isn't a bad idea, though it's executed in a way that ranges from…

November 1, 2011, 7:45 AM EDT

Method Man Does Sweet Rap for Sour Patch Kids Candy messes with the hip-hop star

Here's a sweet-and-sour bit of branded music: Method Man brings the pain for Sour Patch Kids, which on Tuesday released a video starring the rapper titled "World Gone Sour (The…

October 5, 2011, 12:36 AM EDT

Candies Couple Up and Get Cozy in Fallon Campaign

A new jelly candy in the U.K. called Guzzle Puzzle (made by the Natural Confectionary Co.) has quite the Willy Wonka-ish marketing hook. There are five different flavors—cinnamon, lime, orange,…

August 12, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

Australia Spends Two Months Deciding Whether Red M&M Is a Bully Final answer: No, he's just funny

As if our friends in Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau didn't have enough inane projects, they just wasted two months examining the social interactions of talking M&Ms in commercials. Some viewers…

August 8, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

Talking Wad of Stride Gum, Left for Dead, Is Reunited With Its Chewer

JWT Puerto Rico slapped together four new spots for Stride featuring an emotionally troubled green gumwad who's been left to ponder his mortality under a high school desk. He wallows…

July 25, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

The Most Raunchy Skittles Commercial You Will Ever See (NSFW)

(This is a spec ad—not approved by the Skittles brand.) You take TBWA\Chiat\Day off the Skittles account, and look what you get—pure, unadulterated filth! Spec work by L.A. directing team…

July 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EDT