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If you have nightmares about snakes (as I often do), be prepared to close your eyes when the “Red Riddler” leaps out of the cupboard in this Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut spot from Leo Burnett London.
The 30-second TV ad brings the brand back to one of its traditional taglines: “The trouble is they taste too good.” That’s why the snake somehow jumps up the snake catcher’s shorts; his assistant couldn’t resist the Crunchy Nuts (whose crunchy sound provoked the serpent) on the kitchen counter. The assistant’s excuse, as the snake catcher writhes on the floor? “Sorry mate, they’re nutty.”
In a charming British interpretation, the statement introducing this ad says it appeals to the spontaneous, “ooh, go on then” side in everyone. So next time you’re debating between cooking fish sticks or pouring yourself a bowl of cereal, say “ooh, go on then” in a British accent in your head, and see which meal appeals to you more. If you don’t say Crunchy Nuts, you have no sense of true indulgence.
Credits after the jump.
This clip appears to have been sent last night as part of a “monthly-ish” newsletter from Victors & Spoils, the Boulder-based operation which you are probably well aware of by this point. Yes, it’s for Axe, was directed by MJZ’s Rocky Morton and in all likelihood, crowdsourced. The message here? Dandruff is deadly, gentlemen, so why not scrub your mop with some Axe shampoo so you can meet a bevy of women who look like they emerged from a Hostel sequel. Well, at least it’s a bit, um, different and V&S seems to have some grasp on what the Axe demo is, but how does it compare to, say, BBH New York or Ponce’s work for the Unilever brand?