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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

The Spot: Candy Machine Fallon introduces Cadbury's Twirl Bites with a visual treat: a giant, spinning whirligig full of whimsical worlds

GENESIS: To introduce its new Twirl Bites candy, Cadbury wanted an uplifting and magical TV spot that would bring the joy of twirling to life. Fallon had the ambitious idea…

September 27, 2011, 6:50 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

Ad of the Day: Pretzel M&M's Are you small and tasty? Best to avoid the guy with 'hungry eyes'

Is there any halfway-popular '80s song left that hasn't been used, sarcastically or otherwise, in a TV commercial? Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes," that unsettling ode to leering, stalker-ish types everywhere, from…

August 1, 2011, 10:02 AM 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

Rob Lowe Mocks Hollywood Horror for Butterfinger

After almost 30 years of churning out Hollywood flicks, Rob Lowe has more insight than most into the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the movie business. For the past two months, he's…

July 18, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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