Up-and-Coming Actress Frenches the Rainbow in Latest Weird Skittles Ad

Laura Spencer fans rejoice

Skittles continues to walk the line between cute and creepy. How successfully it does so is, of course, a matter of personal taste. This new spot from DDB Chicago, "Skittles Smile," sets my choppers on edge for some reason, but I'm about 96 years past the target demo, and it probably works just fine for its intended audience. The ad's high-school-age heroine clearly savors the flavor of her deep-kiss encounter with a boy who has Skittles for teeth. (Were his baby teeth Pez?) The girl is played by Laura Spencer, who has gained a following from her role in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, an Internet reboot of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Spencer also appears in a current Sprint commercial, though swapping spit with her co-star in that one would've been a grave mistake. Credits below.


Client: Mars/Skittles

Agency: DDB, Chicago

Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director: Mark Gross

Creative Director, Copywriter: Kathleen Tax

Creative Director, Art Director: Marisa Groenweghe

Vice President, Producer: Will St. Clair

Production Manager: Scott Terry

Vice President, Senior Account Director: Kate Christiansen

Vice President, Account Director: Gwen Hammes

Account Executive: Jennifer Marks

Account Manager: Trace Schlenker

Senior Vice President, Group Strategy Director: David "Chizzy" Chriswick