Eighties icon delivers tough message about 'manly' bar

20 April, 2007

Snickers is back on air

after five years with a £3.5 million TV ad campaign.

The ad features Mr T from

80s TV

show

The A- Team in a bid

to

tempt men wanting a "tough and manly snack".

Andrea Taylor, Masterfoods trade relations manager, said: "Mr T is a truly iconic personality and is the perfect person to bring a humorous and tough edge to our campaign."

To strengthen the "man fuel" brand message, the brand is also

sponsor ing

the summer blockbuster Die Hard 4 . Consumer PR, radio and online activity will run alongside the film's release on July 6. An on-pack promotion giving away eight trips to New York and 2,000 "action experiences" will also appear on

more than 70 million packs of Snickers, Mars and Twix bars.

"This campaign is big news for Snickers and we are confident that the cumulative effect o f the TV advertising, the sponsorship and the on-pack activity will significantly increase consumer demand," Taylor added.




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