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Topic: Starburst

How Starburst's Little Lad Inspired Wheat Thins' Famous 'Family Guy' Ad

Grey's Lisa Topol reveals her 3 favorite ads ever, and what she's been up to lately

  brightcove.createExperiences(); What does Starburst's classic "Bus Station" commercial, with the Little Lad, have in common with the famous Wheat Thins Family…

Love It or Hate It, Candy Corn Rules the Trick-or-Treat Bag

The story behind the century-old waxy treat that frightens half of America

According to the National Confectioners Association, some 35 million pounds (about 9 billion kernels) of candy corn will be manufactured this year. Americans are expected to buy 20 million pounds…

DDB Adds Another Mars Brand

Royal Canin arrives sans pitch

Gum, candy and now pet food. DDB, which became a Mars roster shop in 2008 when the company acquired Wrigley and three years later added candy brands like Skittles and Starburst,…

Who Juices Up Starburst? Intense Bodybuilders and Fighter Jets, of Course

More odd origin stories

Starburst's "Unexplainably Juicy" ad series explores the mythology of how the chewy candy packs in so much juiciness. And the answers are quite a bit more adrenaline-fueled than you might…

The Starburst Minis Factory Looks Like a Posture-Destroying Workplace Nightmare

Don't take a job in Miniminneapolis

In Starburst's "Miniminneapolis" spot, a construction worker tries to explain the robust fruit flavor of the candy's new Minis by theorizing that the candy gets shrunk down in a miniature…

Michael Bolton Makes Everything More Juicy, Particularly Starburst

One theory in candy's new campaign

Michael Bolton follows up his Optimum campaign with a cameo in the Starburst ad below, part of a new campaign from DDB Chicago that offers theories on why the candy…

Ad of the Day: Starburst

DDB takes over for TBWA with a new product to pitch but a similarly quirky approach

Mars's consolidation of creative duties on its global brands at Omnicom last year saw the Starburst and Skittles accounts move from TBWA\Chiat\Day to DDB. Now, we get DDB's first effort…

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,…

Starburst eaters painfully inept as criminals

Starburst continues its "Contradictions" campaign, playing up the solid yet juicy nature of the candy, with this new spot featuring a very slow getaway-car driver inching through traffic after a…

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