This New Mountain Dew Commercial Features Tyler, the Creator

By: Simal Yilmaz - Published: Mar 19, 2013 • References: mountaindew & highsnobiety
Mountain Dew teamed up with Tyler, the Creator in the making of their new Mountain Dew commercial, which the artist himself will be self-directing. Companies teaming up with celebrities is nothing new, but giving the celebrity directorial power is certainly a new strategy, which could be potentially risky or very profitable.

Mountain Dew has taken a smart risk by getting Tyler, the Creator to self-direct its commercial, because his widespread popularity is able to draw in a large audience to the commercial and brand. Although showcasing celebrities in scripted roles often garners a lot of attention, it is Tyler's personality and humor that will subsequently draw in viewers to the advertisement, which is set to debut in just a few days. Stats for Celebrity-Directed Beverage Ads Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 667 clicks in 166 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: New Mountain Dew Commercial
Related: 70 examples / 54 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
Comparison Set: 26 similar articles, including: moustached animal ads, social flatulence health ads, and planetary building block ads.