BBDO NY Releases Tax Day Spot for Snickers

By Erik Oster 

BBDO New York has released a timely Tax Day online spot for Snickers, entitled “The Snickers Write-Off.”

Billed as a “short documentary,” the ad follows the story of the “injustice” faced by an Arizona woman in when she attempted in 2005 to write-off a Snickers bar as a business expense (she was later audited). She purportedly bought the bar while working late in an effort to stave off hunger and stay on-task. The spot features her telling her version of events, and features a tax attorney who agrees that it should have counted as a deductible business expense, as well as a neuroscientist explaining how hunger affects the brain. It ends with Snickers doing something to attempt to make things right. While the spot runs a bit long at over three minutes, it finds the right balance of tone and, of course, couldn’t be more timely. Now running on YouTube, a social campaign supporting the video will roll out on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr from now until Tax Day (April 15th).



Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide: David Lubars
Chief Creative Officer, BBDO New York: Greg Hahn
Executive Creative Director: Gianfranco Arena
Executive Creative Director: Peter Kain
Creative Director: Peter Alsante
Associate Creative Director: Matthew Zaifert
Managing Director: Kirsten Flanik
Global Account Director: Susannah Keller
Account Director: Joshua Steinman
Account Manager: Dylan Green
Account Executive: Jocelyn Choi
Director of Integrated Production: David Rolfe
Group Executive Producer: Amy Wertheimer
Producer: Mona Lisa Farrokhnia
Music Producer: Julia Millison
Group Planning Director: Crystal Rix
Senior Planner: Alaina Crystal
Director: Evan Bernard
Director of Photography: Joseph DeSalvo
Line Producer: Koji Yahagi
Production Supervisor: Renee Haar
Projects Lead: Michael Gentile
Audio Engineer: Corey Bauman
Illustrator: Kieran Bergin
Editorial: NO6
Editor: Ryan Bukowski
Executive Producer: Corina Dennison
Producer: Malia Rose
Colorist: Stephen Picano