Snickers launches new ‘Bothlands’ campaign

Mars Wrigley UK has launched its new Snickers campaign, ‘Bothlands’, in support of the brand’s sponsorship of England and Scotland.

The new campaign pokes fun at sponsor advertising around major international tournaments by making stars from both teams lined up standing side-by-side in front of a heavily branded backdrop.

The campaign was created in partnership with Octagon and directed by Glenn Kitson.

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“Let’s not beat around the bush, sponsoring both Scotland and England this summer is, well, rather awkward,” Snickers senior brand manager Chloe Smith said.

“Faced with this peculiar predicament, we decided there was only one thing to do – create our own, neutral nation: Bothlands.

“The campaign was a lot of fun to make and marks the next step in our journey of cementing the Snickers brand as the voice of the football fan in Scotland and England.”

The confectionery company also revealed it will also be launching the ‘Snickers Hot Take Hotline’ this summer to address the “terrible takes that are endemic during any major football tournament”.

The #DeleteYourTweetForATreat will run across social media and offer free chocolate to pundits and fans alike who are willing to delete their suspect hot takes.

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