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Topic: Candy

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Man-Boobs and Marionettes: Just Another Insane Candy Ad

(Video possibly NSFW.) Here's an example of candy oddvertising at its most weird and randomly disturbing—a Italian spot by Milan agency Selection SRL for Vivident gum featuring a couple of…

Much-Loved Girl From Candy Ad Revealed to Be Non-Human

Here's an odd little story about a Japanese ad. (I know, big surprise.) A recent spot for Ezaki Glico candies featured the all-girl Japanese theater group AKB 48—and introduced a…

Relive the Rainbow: 18 Great Skittles Ads by TBWA

It's the end of an era. TBWA has been stripped of its Mars business—which means, among other things, that the agency's storied run of fantastically weird Skittles commercials is over.…

Ass-Backwards Starburst Dog Isn't Really a Contradiction

This is probably nitpicking, but what is Starburst's definition of a contradiction? The candy brand's whole current campaign is based around the word. In earlier ads from TBWA\Chiat\Day, Scottish Koreans,…

Naomi Campbell Rips Cadbury Ad Likening Her to a Chocolate Bar

Given Naomi Campbell's fiery temper, which she even spoofed in a commercial a few years back, you'd think marketers would tread extra lightly when invoking the supermodel's name in ads.…

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