The angrier the internet, the cheaper the Snickers in new work via Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne

Snickers_Hungerithm_1 copy 2.jpgThe Internet gets a little angry when it's hungry. So Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and Mars Chocolate Australia have teamed up to create the Snickers Hungerithm - a hunger algorithm that monitors the mood of the Internet, and then lowers Snickers prices accordingly.

The angrier people get, the cheaper Snickers get, with prices updating over 140 times a day and dropping to as low as 82% off the normal shelf price. For example, if Donald Trump receives Republican Party endorsement, the price of a Snickers could plummet to 50 cents.

Snickers_Hungerithm_2 copy 2.jpgBuilt on a 3,000-word lexicon, the Hungerithm determines online mood by analysing around 14,000 social posts a day. It even understands slang, sarcasm and variations in context.

To claim their Snickers, users simply visit and click "Get a Snickers" to generate a unique barcode and head to any one of 7-Eleven's 630 stores around the Snickers_Hungerithm_3 copy.jpgcountry. No downloading apps or printing vouchers is required.

Snickers marketing manager Renee Lewington says the Hungerithm is perfect for contentious times - such as the upcoming Federal election.

Says Lewington: "We're hoping this shows consumers that Snickers_Hungerithm_4 copy.jpgSnickers is on their side during trying times, and we plan to satisfy even more hungry consumers by rolling the Hungerithm out globally in 2017."

Says Ant Keogh, executive creative director, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne: "Considering how quickly the Internet can swing from a place of sharing and enlightenment to one of incredible vitriol, we felt this was the perfect way to bring the, 'You're Not You When You're Hungry' platform to life.

"A data-led idea that changes the price of a global FMCG brand is an amazing opportunity. To launch it at scale through 7-Eleven is something else again."

The Hungerithm is designed to bring Snickers world-famous "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign into the digital age by tying it to real-time reactions to real world events. The campaign has previously featured high profile celebrities such as Betty White, Robin Williams, Joe Pesci and Willem Dafoe (as Marilyn Monroe).

The nationwide campaign runs until June 27 and includes video, digital, outdoor, PR and social elements that generate and respond to conversation around real world events

Client: Mars Chocolate Australia
Marketing Director: Matthew Graham
Brand Manager: Renee Lewington
Assistant Brand Manager: Heidi Keller
National Sales Manager - Retail: Shaun Thomas

Agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Executive Creative Director: Ant Keogh

Creative Directors: Evan Roberts and Stephen de Wolf
Digital Creative Director: Ben Keenan
Art Director: Jackson Harper
Copywriters: Shannon Crowe and Jim Robbins
Regional Director: Jennifer Chin
Group Account Director: Bryce Coombe
Senior Account Manager: Sam Ayre
PR Director: Nichola Patterson
Planning Director: Michael Derepas
Senior Planner: Matt Pearce
Executive Producer: Sonia von Bibra
Head of Interactive Production: Christian Russell
Community Manager: Will Barber
Senior Digital Producers: Nathan VanderByl and Ben Crowe
Digital Producer: Allan Ngo
Senior Digital Designer: Adam Hengstberger

Senior Developer: Andrew McLagan
Senior Full Stack Developer: Sylvain Simao
Frontend & Backend Development: Omar Mashaal (CHE Proximity)
Backend Development: Andrey Sidorov and Alex Best (CHE Proximity)
Technical Director: Bob Watts (CHE Proximity)
Project Delivery Lead: Adam Burnell (CHE Proximity)

Animation by Jacky Winter Group/Flutter
Director: Domenico Bartolo
Producers: Li Liang Johnson, Su Mei Chia
Artist: Mike Jacobsen
2D Animation & Compositing: Stephen Elliget, Chris More, Ash Millott


Mr. Original said:

Reminds me of a Jetstar idea, I've seen recently...I think.

Monkey said:

Love it! Well done.

Joe Sibley said:

Ridiculously amazing. Hi Shannon, Jackson and Jim.


So fucking good Jackson! Dynamite as hell.

Haters? said:

C'mon, where's all the haters and their diatribe?
Don't you know the angrier you get the cheaper Snickers will be?! Love it.

JB said:

Fark. The comments on this blog alone could put them out of business. Nice work!

Alfie Crowe said:

Go Mum!

Zac said:

If it monitors the comments here prices should be dirt cheap.

Nice idea though.

JB said:

Fuck off Sibley.

Robbie B said:

Awesome. Clever and fun. Who'd have thought.

Making hungry complicated said:

Just let people eat when they want without having to worry about a user experience.
Snickers are awesome, cheap and sell like mad. So the problem was? Sorry, it just seems unnecessary.

Great said:

More ideas like this please. Not just a clever use of tech bht an interesting way to bring the brand's proposition to life.

Well done.

Jen said:

Lovely idea. Well done.

Jon said:

Pretty damn similar to my student work 2 years ago...

Grrrrr said:

I fucking hate this, grrrrr, I'm so mad and angry. Argh! Now give me a snickers.

Zac said:

@Jon - Yup, you're right, it was stolen from your student video that has 71 views...

Jon said:

@Zac - It was an unlisted video. So those 71 videos were all from agency creatives who had the direct link. I'll never know, but the resemblance is striking.

@Jon said:

Oh poor baby,
Grow up, idiot. Come up with a new idea. It should be easy. And always remember, no one likes a sook. If you're such a hot shot that creatives at Clems Melb need to steal your work then finding your own great job and selling your work to a real client should be a breeze.

Meatwave anyone? said:

Pretty damn similar to Grill'd Meatwave - The hotter it gets, the cheaper the burgers.

In fact I feel like I've seen a heap of the ________ier _________ gets the cheaper the _________ the last few years.

meh said:


@ @jonsaid said:

Acting like a spoilt little cry baby brat (who obviously works at Clems) makes you look like a complete muppet.

You may not have copied this kid's work but there's no need to act like an asshole in order to defend your work.

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