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A New Day for the M&M'S Characters

Breaking with a proven playbook is daunting for any marketer, especially America's second-largest chocolate brand. But that's exactly what M&M'S did to reignite the interest of a generation that's allergic to paid advertising and ad-like objects, and highly skeptical of brands. To launch our new brand purpose, we broke fundamental rules of our mass-marketing playbook: we changed billion-dollar brand assets, went against our fans, and put PR before paid media. The resulting changes to our characters put M&M'S back in youth cultural conversation in a huge way.


Brand: M&M'S
Client: Mars Chocolate North America
Agency: BBDO New York (United States of America)
Language: English

Apologize the Rainbow

To revive momentum for its core business in a category driven by new textures & innovations, Skittles needed to bring salience and appeal back to its basic product proposition. To rekindle the love, we leaned into years of “hate” around the flavor change of green Skittles – bringing back the original lime flavor and apologizing to (literally) everyone who had complained about it going away.Highlighting this over-the-top passion for the original Skittles experience helped drive a 7.4% sales lift -- reaching the highest core sales in brand history.


Brand: Skittles
Client: Mars Wrigley North America
Agency: DDB Chicago
Language: English

Aged by Audio

Unlike most snacks, Cheez-It is made with 100% real cheese. But most don’t find this differentiator exciting. So when we heard there was a breakthrough process for aging cheese to hip-hop, we couldn’t resist. After aging Cheez-It to hip-hop for 6½ months, we launched Aged-by-Audio – the first-ever sonically-aged cheese snack. But instead of launching it like a cracker, we partnered with Pandora to launch it like a music-drop. The results? We QUADRUPLED engagement around our real cheese differentiator, TRIPLED traffic to our CheezItHQ.com and sold out in 12 days.


Brand: Cheez-It
Client: Kellogg's
Agency: Leo Burnett / Chicago
Language: English

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