How do you create an advertising campaign for a generation that can’t stand advertising?
You make an anti-ad.
No logos. No branding. We don’t even use the word “Doritos.” Crazy right? Truth is: Doritos is such an iconic brand, we don’t need to name it for you to crave it. So we ditched the product plugs and crafted Frito-Lay’s first ever “brandless” commercial directed by music video maestro Dave Meyers. Then we deleted logos from our social media channels, outdoor ads, website, and even pulled off a live MTV Video Music Awards integration—all without ever using the name or showing a bag. Special thanks to our amazing clients at [DELETED].
Released: August 2019
This year, Doritos® introduced new Flamin’ Hot Limón. The bold heat of Flamin’ Hot, now with a twist. To announce the news, we transformed world famous recording artist Post Malone into his new alter ego – Post Limon – the ultimate brand spokesperson for the new flavor.
The spot, directed by Terence Neale, launches during the Grammy Awards and features Post’s chart-topping track “Wow” off his latest album Hollywood is Bleeding. We tapped real characters from Post’s entourage to star alongside him, including his longtime tattoo artist Kyle Hediger, who may or may not add some new triangular artwork to Post’s face. For the launch, Post Malone even changed his name to Post Limon across his social accounts. Without further ado, Doritos Flamin’ Hot Limon presents: #PostLimon.
Released: January 2020
The ranch just got cooler. In more ways than one. This year, Doritos has made their iconic Cool Ranch flavor even cooler with more ranch flavoring. To announce the news, Doritos decided to take fans back to the Old West... with one new addition: Lil Nas X.
The :60 features an epic western showdown between legendary cowboy Sam Elliott and Grammy-winning artist Lil Nas X – of course set to the track "Old Town Road" – the longest running No. 1 hit ever on the Billboard chart.
The spot, directed by Lance Acord, shows the two stars facing off in an epic hip-hop / western dance battle that features plenty of hip pistols, but no guns. And for all the fans that want to dance just like their western heroes, Doritos has partnered with Sway, an AI-powered app that lets you dance just like Sam and Lil Nas and share with the world. #CoolRanchDance
Released: January 2020