Skittles: Taste the Rainbow of Depression Eick November 21, 2007 Candy, Marketing 4 Comments Readers of So Good know that I work in marketing, and I love to examine and critique the various marketing campaigns of different food manufacturers. This Skittles ad has been out for a few months now, but I was not made aware of it until I saw this post over at Candy Addict today. I’ll let you be the judge as to whether you think it’s a good commercial. The premise is funny – I can imagine a bunch of ad execs laughing up a storm when they first brainstormed the idea. However, when you see the idea executed, you realize that maybe you don’t want your product associated with the crushing depression that one realizes that having the “Skittles Touch” would entale. Hey, I can’t hold my newborn son, but when I touch this desk it turns to Skittles! Bizarre, and hard to see that as a selling point for the candy, even for the dark comedy lovers who find it humorous. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 4 Responses Ruca Bangs November 21st, 2007 That guy needs to make gloves out of skittles so he can do things. What are skittles he touches going to do? Turn into skittles? Oh no! He seemed pretty old, why hasnt he learned yet? Also, the best commercial would be him on trial for murdering the man on the bus, then they send him to prison and he touches the walls and the whole place turns into a big skittles wave which crashes through the fences and sweeps all the criminals into a sleepy, peaceful town. Reply shatraw November 21st, 2007 that was pretty hilarious. skittles has had good ad campaigns for a while now. and apparently they really work on my mother, because even though i hate skittles (and have repeatedly told her so) she continues to buy me those giant bags of them whenever i’m home. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.