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Topic: Mars

Google Wants to Prove Its Video Ads Drive Offline Sales for Brands

Gatorade, Mars are first to see new stats

Three years after running studies to show marketers how their YouTube campaigns lift brand awareness and purchase intent, Google is starting to track sales stats to see if online video…

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…

Ad of the Day: Snickers Is Now Selling Absurd Hunger-Themed Products on eBay

If you're a 'spacey princess,' perhaps you'd like an Astro Tiara

Has hunger ever caused you to feel like a princess who's also a little spacey—aka, a "Sprincess"? You need an Astro Tiara ... or maybe just a Snickers Crisper.  You can…

How Brands Are Getting in on the Joke With Comedies Like Angie Tribeca

Product integration is funny business for Snickers and others

In TBS' new police satire Angie Tribeca, no TV drama trope is left unscathed—including product integrations. In the third episode, two detectives (played by Hayes MacArthur and Deon Cole) strike…

U.S. Agency of the Year: BBDO Was 2015's Unstoppable Creative Juggernaut

Humility, hard work, stellar ads and joyous clients

We don't know what's going to happen, but we know it's going to be interesting." That quote from BBDO New York chief creative officer Greg Hahn embodies his agency's approach…

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…

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