Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive and now don’t app when hungry. Or do. Snickers New Zealand has gone down a rather unexpected route for its latest campaign via Colenso BBDO. The chocolate bar brand has made the most out of the amount of time Kiwis spend on their phones by offering free Snickers vouchers under the guise of utterly useless apps, with the idea that people would ‘download’ them because of the brand’s famous tagline — ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’.
Globally, eSports is surprisingly big (at least to non-gamers). And, with news that a local tournament is set to come to a Sky TV pop-up channel, it’s starting to gain traction in New Zealand. At this stage, MyRepublic has put its name on the hoardings, but sponsors are few and far between for the local event and it’s not clear if Sky will sell advertising around it. But due to the growing popularity of eSports among the hard to reach younger (and predominantly male) demographics, it is starting to attract interest from major brands, including Snickers, which recently punked thousands of people on the gaming platform Twitch.tv.
We’ve seen Betty White, Paul Henry, Alf Stewart and even Godzilla featuring in Snickers’ ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ campaign. And now, in one of the best recent efforts by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, we’ve got some rather progressive builders shouting out empowering statements to women.
Anyone who doesn’t use a high-rigidity 165g competition quality disc deserves to be ridiculed. And that’s exactly what Paul Henry has done in the local—and, in our humble opinion, slightly underwhelming—execution of Snickers’ ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry’ campaign.
Hunger-based angriness, or, as the experts call it, ‘hungangriness’, is a horrible affliction. Some might say the same about Paul Henry. So it’s quite fitting that he has be called upon to run the New Zealand leg of the global ‘You’re Not You When you’re Hungry’ campaign.