SNICKERS(R) Kicks Off New Advertising Campaign at Super Bowl XLIV

Betty White and Abe Vigoda Join SNICKERS Team to Help Satisfy America's Hunger For a Laugh

Jan 28, 2010, 16:22 ET from Mars Chocolate North America

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate North America announced today that its SNICKERS® Brand will satisfy fans' hunger for a laugh with its new advertising campaign that debuts during the first commercial break of Super Bowl XLIV.  

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The first spot of the campaign, called "Game," features recent Screen Actors Guild® Life Achievement Award winner Betty White and acting icon Abe Vigoda.  The spot proves that "you're not you when you're hungry," and reminds consumers that SNICKERS continues to satisfy hunger.  Following this debut, a second spot called "Road Trip" will air in late February featuring international superstars Aretha Franklin, among others.

"There's no better environment to introduce Snickers new advertising campaign than the Super Bowl, with its massive and truly engaged audience," said Carole Walker, vice president of integrated marketing communications at Mars Chocolate North America.  "The brand's new advertising is funny, iconic and sure to be part of the national conversation that takes place during and after the game."

The new campaign, which will include a series of print, television, cinema and digital advertisements, was created by BBDO New York. Additional advertisements will begin appearing in late February 2010.

Mars Real Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America continues to be committed to its industry-leading stance to use only 100 percent cocoa butter in its U.S. chocolate products and as a private family-owned company, Mars has the freedom to invest in the highest quality, real, authentic chocolate. Americans can be assured that Mars will not compromise the purity and authenticity of chocolate by diluting the chocolate with a cocoa butter substitute for cost-cutting reasons, no matter the "snackonomic" climate. Remember, if it's Mars, its real chocolate.  For more information, please visit realchocolate.com.

For more information about SNICKERS, or the new SNICKERS Super Bowl XLIV television commercial, visit www.snickers.com.  To access the online press kit, please visit http://www.wschicago.com/SNICKERS_sbAD_IPK/index.html

About Mars Chocolate North America:

Mars Chocolate North America is the North American chocolate operations of Mars, Incorporated.  Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company founded in 1911 and employing more than 65,000 associates at over 230 sites, including 135 factories, in 68 countries worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Mars, Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global revenues of more than $30 billion annually and operating in six business segments: Chocolate, Petcare, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience.  These segments produce some of the world's leading brands: Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Petcare – PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, CESAR® and ROYAL CANIN®; Wrigley – ORBIT®, EXTRA®, STARBURST®, DOUBLEMINT® and SKITTLES®; Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS® and SEEDS OF CHANGE®; Drinks – KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – WISDOM PANEL™ MX, SERAMIS®, and COCOAPRO™.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.

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