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Stephen Colbert to get nutty at the Super Bowl

Wonderful Pistachios is heading to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year, and is taking Emmy-award winning host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert, with it.

As part of the full-year agreement under the campaign theme, "Get Crackin', America," Colbert will star in two Super Bowl spots for the pistachio grower.

"Since I was a child, I've dreamed of working with America's premier nut company," said Colbert. "The fact that it turns out to be the good folks at Wonderful Pistachios is just the pistachio on top of the ice cream sundae."

Colbert and Wonderful Pistachios' in-house creative agency FireStation will team up to create a series of several spots throughout 2014 highlighting the "Get Crackin', America" slogan. Directed by Emmy-award winning director Tom Kuntz, the commercial spots will be supported by in-store POS, public relations, digital and social media.

"Last year's Super Bowl spot featuring PSY drove significant brand awareness and incredible buzz among consumers," said Marc Seguin, VP of marketing, Paramount Farms, maker of Wonderful Pistachios. "This year, we wanted to extend and deepen that enthusiasm beyond the Super Bowl with talent that excites and resonates with our core consumer target over the full year. Mr. Colbert is the perfect fit for our brand and for this campaign."

 

 

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