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DDB California Brings Back ‘Snap Into a Slim Jim’

DDB California brings back Slim Jim’s classic “Snap Into a Slim Jim” tagline in their latest campaign for the brand.

The new campaign targets the 18-25 crowd, most of whom are probably too young to remember the line as delivered by Randy Savage in its original incarnation. Still, it’s a memorable tagline and bringing it back will stoke nostalgia in the slightly older set. The 30-second spot reintroducing the line “Snap Into It,” unfortunately, is less memorable. With the only lines in the ad rhymes playing on meat sticks: bro sticks, pro sticks, hooray sticks, meat chicks, tree sticks, etc., the onscreen action focuses on one group of friends’ epic day, concluding with a goat party. “Snap into a goat party, snap into a slim jim,” the spot concludes. As you can imagine, it’s a tad on the goofy side, but the tagline’s return is a welcome one. A series of 15-second ads, also featuring the classic tagline, pit Slim Jims against a generic competitor in a series of ridiculous situations.

“It’s what people know and love about the brand,” group creative director Travis Parr told Adweek, reffering to the old tagline. “ConAgra worried it had too much baggage or might make them seem old. But they finally decided it was cool.” Credits and the 15-second “Possum” after the jump. Read more

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Baker, DDB California Parting Ways

nikkiddbThe info is a bit scant at this point, but sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Nikki Baker, who’s been with DDB California–specifically the San Francisco-office–for the past two years, is leaving the agency. Baker most recently served as GCD/co-creative lead on all things ConAgra Foods (alongside CD/copywriter, Travis Parr) at DDB Cali, a role that’s called for her to oversee work on brands including Manwich, Orville Redenbacher, Bertolli to Slim Jim, PAM and Chef Boyardee (ConAgra, if you recall, consolidated creative duties at DDB last fall).

No word yet on where Baker’s headed to next but prior to DDB, the creative spent four years as an ACD/art director on McDonald’s, AT&T and Wrigley while at Leo Burnett and also held AD positions at the likes of Cramer-Krasselt and TM Advertising during her career. We’ll fill in the blanks including departure date, etc. once we find out more.