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Marabou - "Black" - Forsman & Bodenfors

  • Black
  • Marabou
  • Mondelez International
  • Forsman & Bodenfors
  • Sweden
  • Black
Product CategoryChocolate
More Informationhttp://www.fb.se/work/marabou/black
Date of First Broadcast/PublicationMarch 18, 2013
Media TypePublic Relations
Length140 Seconds
Production Company Lucky Punk
Art Director Karl Risenfors
Copywriter Leo Magnusson
Copywriter David Lundgren

Director Mini Gemol
Production Company F&B Factory
Producer Jim Elfving
Producer Karin Skoog
Account Director Susanna Fagring
Agency Producer Åsa Hammar
Agency Producer Peter Gaudiano
Account Manager Ewa Edlund
Lead planner Tobias Nordström

Story

Marabou is Swedens most beloved chocolate brand. They were going to re-launch Black, a tablet with liquorice. At the same time Tommy Nilsson, the Michael Bolton of Sweden, was about to release his first new single in seven years. So we thought, why don't they make a comeback together? We got Tommy Nilsson to change his name to Black. Together with a heavy metal makeover we made him into a completely different character than the ballad singer that he is.

But it was of course, all a stunt.

The result? Debates on all major TV, radio and podcast shows and 300 newspaper articles. It even made the frontpage in Sweden's largest newspaper Aftonbladet. The stunt also became the 8th trending topic in the world on Twitter, and became one of Marabous most successful new launches ever. 

Result

Debates on all major TV, radio and podcast shows and 300 newspaper articles. It even made the frontpage in Sweden's largest newspaper Aftonbladet. The stunt also became the 8th trending topic in the world on Twitter, and became one of Marabous most successful new launches ever.