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Topic: Mars

Mini Is the New Supersized

Why brands like Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Sonic are shrinking their food

Food and beverage giants are shrinking their offerings. Why? Consumers view sugar and fat to be the new tobacco, according to new research by Havas Worldwide, which found that in…

The Creative Guys Behind Those Bizarre Man-Mom Ads Will Now Tackle Pretzels and Chips

Barton F. Graf 9000 lands four Snyder's-Lance brands

The guys behind "What your mom would serve you if your mom were a man" for Mars' Combos are taking on pretzels and chips. Barton F. Graf 9000 creative chief Gerry…

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…

Skittles Gives a First Taste of Its Super Bowl Ad Featuring a Town Brawl

No sign of Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, though

Even though Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch will have a lot of visibility on the Super Bowl playing field on Feb. 1, don't look for him in Skittles' commercial debut in…

Skittles Teases Its First Super Bowl Ad With Kurt Warner in a Hot Tub of Candy

Mars brand will make its Big Game debut Feb. 1

Skittles is joining Mars Inc. corporate sibling Snickers at the Super Bowl this year, as the brand airs its first Big Game commercial on Feb. 1. The Super Bowl debut of…

Mars Selects MediaCom for Global Media Planning

Another big loss for incumbent Starcom

Mars, seeking to consolidate its worldwide media planning at a single agency, is awarding that business to MediaCom after a review that came down to the WPP agency and incumbent Starcom, sources said. The…

Agency of the Year: BBDO's Tenacity Turned a Major Client Loss Into a Minor Setback

With a cohesive worldwide talent pool, wins are pouring in

Even for indefatigable account man Andrew Robertson, BBDO’s global loss of Gillette's men's product line in 2013 was devastating. Looking back, the global CEO, in characteristic bespoke tailoring and confident…

Here Are Forbes' 50 Most Influential CMOs of 2014

Study says males are 22% more influential than female peers

Male chief marketing officers on Forbes' third annual Appinions CMO Influence Study, which was released today, are 22 percent more influential than their female peers. Although women make up 32 percent…

The 5 Stages of Louis C.K.'s Amazing Twitter Rant on Evolution

He quickly shows everything that is right and wrong with social media

Today's Louis C.K. rant about how life evolved in the solar system is exactly what Twitter does best, but also a reminder of the platform's flaws. If you weren’t there…

Ad of the Day: How Bad Tech and Big Hair Delayed the Invention of Twix Bites for 30 Years

A mini snack with many setbacks

Add the mind-numbing slowness of '90s dial-up Internet, the panic surrounding the Y2K bug and the  hair styles of the '80s to the list of reasons why bite-size Twix candy…

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