Wonderful Pistachios announced today that international pop sensation, PSY, will star in the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl spot, airing during the big game on February 3. This newest installment in Wonderful Pistachios’ iconic “Get Crackin'” ad campaign will also be the first time the “Gangnam Style” rapper has ever been featured in a U.S. television commercial.
“The Wonderful Pistachios brand is fun, just like me,” said PSY, “Also, I love pistachios and I look good in green. The Super Bowl is way too big for me,” jokes Psy (real name Jai-Sang Park). “I never dreamed of being a singer in America, so I of course never dreamed of being in a Super Bowl ad.”
PSY hit the American music scene last year when his quirky “Gangnam Style” music video went viral and later made headlines by becoming the first YouTube video to break a billion views.
“The Super Bowl is the most widely watched sporting event of the year, ‘Gangnam Style’ is the most-watched YouTube video, and Wonderful Pistachios is the top-selling snack nut item on the market,” said Marc Seguin , Paramount Farms vice president of marketing. “It’s a powerhouse combination.”
Directed by Grammy-Award-winning director Mathew Cullen , the official PSY “Get Crackin'” commercial will debut during Super Bowl XLVII. The spot will continue to air on cable channels and primetime television after the premiere and can be seen online at www.getcrackin.com and www.youtube.com/wonderfulpistachios, where viewers can also watch previous “Get Crackin'” commercials featuring talent such as Manny Pacquiao , Honey Badger , and Keyboard Cat.
Fans can get in on the action by uploading a picture of how they “Get Crackin’ Gangnam Style'” for a chance to win a 12-month lease of a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLK 250 – the same model convertible driven by the now notorious “Yellow Suit Guy.” Full Wonderful Pistachios sweepstakes details can be found at www.facebook.com/wonderfulpistachios.
via: PR Newswire
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