When you launch a brand with Levi Johnson as a spokesperson, what do you do for a follow-up? If you’re Wonderful Pistachios, you call Snooki and Rod Blagojevich. Hoping to build on the success of last year’s campaign, which resulted in a whopping + 233% increase in sales versus year ago, and seeking a greater focus on 20-25 year olds, Roll Inc. has decided that Snooki is the way to go.
In addition to :15 second spots, which will run in prime, sports, and late night, the campaign includes the dubbing of Perez Hilton as the “official Wonderful Pistachios blogger”, and an invitation to viewers to create their own “edgy” commercials. Clearly courting controversy is part of the strategy. (Lukovitz, 2010)
What do you think? Is it a good idea? Did you try pistachios last year? Will you now?
Lukovitz, K. (2010, November 2). Wonderful Pistachios Goes For The Twitter Crowd. mediapost.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010, from