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Is Stephen Colbert Enough to Sell You on Wonderful Pistachios?

Spots Created in-House By The Fire Station

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Last year, it was Psy. This year, it's America's favorite talk-show host (sorry, Stewart), Stephen Colbert, who appears in two spots for Wonderful Pistachios, which is known for campaigns that tap into pop culture. In the first spot, Mr. Colbert appears with some fourth-wall breakage saying it really isn't that hard to sell Wonderful. Because you know, they're wonderful, and so is he.

But the second one is where it gets really interesting. Mr. Colbert is "told" that sales of pistachios haven't really skyrocketed in the 30 seconds since the first ad, due to "branding." So he brands the heck out of everything -- including his own head. The ads were created out of in-house agency The Fire Station and directed by MJZ's Tom Kuntz.

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Credits
Date
Feb 02, 2014
Agency:
Fire Station
Client:
Wonderful Pistachios
Exec. Creative Director:
Liz Leow
Creative Director:
Kim Genkinger
Associate Creative Director:
Jennifer Young
Senior Copywriter:
Grant Lavezzoli
Producer:
Anne Kurtzman
Production Company:
MJZ
Director:
Tom Kuntz
Director of Photography:
Philippe Lesourd
Line Producer:
Stephanie Bruni
Editorial:
Rock Paper Scissors
Editor:
Stewart Reeves
Assistant Editor:
Clarke Rives
Executive Producer:
Carol Lynn Weaver
Producer:
Alexandra Zickerick
Color:
CO3
Colorist:
Stefan Sonnenfeld
Producer:
Rhubie Jovanov
Online:
EightVFX
Mix:
Juice West
Mixer:
Bob Gremore
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