Snickers official sponsor of the Super Bowl because what is football without… chocolate?
January 24, 2014
I pretty much like everything about Snickers. The peanuts. The nougat. Obviously the chocolate. It’s the classic American candy bar, a raunchier version of Hershey’s. Sort of like the Rolling Stones were to the Beatles.
I also like Snickers’ advertising; especially “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” This high profile ad campaign has been a crowd pleaser and awards-show hero for many years, manifesting in killer outdoor campaigns as well as hilarious TV commercials. Though not as spectacular online, Snickers has the prerequisite Facebook and Twitter pages with plenty of followers and friends. All in all, Snickers knows who it is and what it’s doing.
Something I don’t particularly like or understand about Snickers is their desire to be an “official sponsor of the Super Bowl.” Sure, I get they want to advertise on the Super Bowl –at least to the same degree I get any brand does.
But to be its “official chocolate.” Why?
When I think of the Super Bowl or football in general my mind never, ever goes to chocolate. When I watch the Super Bowl or football in general (frankly, any sporting event) I never want to eat chocolate. Why would I? Beer? Check. Chips? Check. Wings? Check. But a chocolate candy bar? It doesn’t jibe. At all. Sort of like ordering steak at Red Lobster. Or ice cream in the winter. It may happen but it’s not the franchise.
So Snickers- Make your funny commercials and put one or two on the Super Bowl. Spend that money. Get that love. But don’t gild the lily and be an official sponsor. That colossal waste of cash is for makers of beer and athletic wear.