Snickers : Foosball

Move reminds us of previous 'Google Job Experiment'

Published On
Feb 09, 2005

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In a move reminiscent of the Alec Brownstein experiment, Snickers and AMV BBDO created a way to make bad typers recognize why it is that they were unable to spell. Snikkers Googel worked to bid on misspellings of common search terms. Each time someone misspelt a word -- which was probably often, since people generally rely on the search engine to correct the terms for them -- they got tailored ads asking them to "Grab yourself a Snikkers," because "Yu cant spel properlie wen hungrie." According to the agency, the campaign reached 500,000 people in three days of launch. A smart way for Snickers to not only reach bad typers, but also those who type "LIkE diS" for absolutely no reason.

The agency also created Snickers Foosball, a new type of Foosball table that replaced the regular soccer figurines with their "hungry alter egos," part of the candy bars "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign. "Old Granny," "Cry Baby," and "Drama Queen" were put onto the field -- each had a flaw that made them bad at the game, from too short legs that couldn't reach the ball, to too-loose limbs that spun whenever the ball came in contact.