D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:26 PM

I was watching the NFL pre-game shows when an amusing Snickers commercial came on. Adam Vinatieri from the Indianapolis Colts was practicing his punting. He kicks the ball, and a few moments later a satellite crashes from the sky.

But then I noticed something on the satellite…

ScrewYouSnickers

So here’s what we can determine from this commercial:

Canadian satellites are made of Heineken beer kegs.
Seriously, that is the saddest looking “satellite” ever.

This commercial was actually a final FU from the Colts to Mike Vanderjagt
The Colts seized the opportunity to give a final jab at former kicker Vanderjagt.

And finally…

Mars (who makes Snickers) doesn’t think much of Canada.
Even though they’re established up here and have no problem selling their products to us.

Now while this post is partially tongue-in-cheek, there is a serious question that needs to be asked:

What were the marketing people thinking?!

They could have easily had a non-branded satellite fall from the sky, no indication of country-of-origin at all. But they went out of their way to put Canada on the satellite, complete with a maple leaf!

So until we get an explanation and apology from Mars Inc., I call for a Canadian boycott on all Mars products! Uncle Ben’s, Cesar and Pedigree pet foods, Skittles, Mars, and of course Snickers in addition to their other brands.

Hey, you want to make our country the butt of a joke, then you obviously don’t really need our financial support.

D




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# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

Didn't you once say that we should just become the 51st state? ;) 9/27/2009 4:38 PM | Donald Belcham

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

Now you be quiet! ;)

D 9/27/2009 11:00 PM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

Canada has a space program? With satellites? Or do you get the in orbit by hiking up north and giving them a toss? 9/28/2009 11:09 AM | Michael C. Neel

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

LOL D'Arcy. I find your rage amusing! You might say I am snickers-ing at you.. ;) 10/1/2009 9:02 AM | Keith

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

"Adam Vinatieri from the Indianapolis Colts was practicing his punting."

Vinatieri is a place kicker. 10/5/2009 7:47 PM | Peter Griffin

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

I remember a long time ago Time magazine put an image of marijuana leaf on canadian flag and the canadian government banned that issue of magazine.
you could do the same to Mars! 1/21/2010 4:40 PM | Pakistan

# re: A Call For A Canadian Boycott on Snickers and All Mars Products!

PURE EVIL COMPANY! BOYCOTT IT! 3/5/2016 11:28 AM | bob russe

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