OREO emerges from the upside down with an exciting collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things
OREO emerges from the upside down with an exciting collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things (Photo Credit–OREO/Instagram)

In one of the most unique collaborations of the year, the world’s No.1 and India’s favourite cookie brand OREO, and the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, Netflix have come together to celebrate the fandom around the upcoming Season of the global phenomenon, Stranger Things in India. Ahead of the premiere of Part 1 of season 4 on May 27, OREO has unveiled its limited-edition flavour, OREO Red Velvet for Indian consumers.

Over the last decade, the crunchy cookie has found its sweet spot in the lives of consumers through its distinct playful moments. This latest innovation further reinstates the brand’s promise to strengthen its play in the premium biscuits category, while deepening the consumer love it enjoys. The launch also marks an iconic moment in the brand’s history -for the first time, in a decade in India, the timeless black Oreo cookie turns red. The campaign conceptualized by the creative agency Leo Burnett, is a character reference to the “Upside Down” world, an alternate dimension and home to many creatures (including the Demogorgon) in the globally loved Netflix series, Stranger Things.

Fans got their first hint of this fun collaboration when OREO responded to Netflix’s social posts titled, #ThingsAreGettingStrange, with an intriguing digital film signalling #ThingsAreGettingStranger. On a seemingly normal day at OREO’s factory, we see a rift (portal to the upside-down) open up in the middle of the premises, sucking in stacked boxes of the classic black OREOs. As the camera keeps rolling, the rift throws out OREOs which are now red instead of their original colour. With its found-footage format, the film fuses both the brands’ elements in an interesting manner to blend fiction with known reality. The campaign with its never seen before storytelling, and exciting conversations is already gaining massive traction across platforms amongst fans.

Commenting on the campaign, Sunainika Singh, Director – Biscuits & Bakes, Marketing, Mondelez India said, “Oreo Red Velvet is a highly exciting concept with our iconic Black cookie turning Red for the 1st time in India. The partnership with Netflix X Stranger Things takes this up a notch higher bringing two pop culture brands together in a very innovative way fusing our distinctive identities during season time. The limited-edition Red Oreos promise to satiate evolving consumer preferences & deliver a unique eat experience.”

Speaking on the collaboration, Shilpa Singh, Director-Marketing Partnerships, Netflix India said, “We are thrilled to celebrate the epic fandom of Stranger Things with OREO. Stranger Things is a global phenomenon. Its nostalgic and sci-fi themes have entertained fans of all ages, and what better way to celebrate its new season by partnering with a loved brand like OREO. We hope that the fans enjoy the world of Stranger Things – with Red OREOS from the Upside Down!”

Commenting on the conceptualization, Rajdeepak Das, CEO & Chief Creative Officer – South Asia, Leo Burnett said “It’s an amazing opportunity which brings together two iconic brands –Netflix and Oreo. For the first time, these powerful brands come together to create a magical experience for the audiences – turning the Oreo cookie red under the influence of Stranger Things.”

With many more exciting elements waiting to be revealed as part of the 360-degree roll-out, the campaign has proved itself to be the perfect wedge between the real and the reel world brought alive by OREO Red Velvet.

Priced at Rs 20 & Rs 40, ‘OREO Red Velvet’ will be available across all trade channels.

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About Mondelez India Foods Private Ltd.

Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) has been present in India for over 70 years. The company introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita in India in 1948 and since then has been a leader in the chocolate category in the country. Part of Mondelēz International, the company operates in the chocolate, beverages, biscuits and candy categories in India with brands Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Cadbury Celebrations, Cadbury Bournville, Cadbury 5Star, Cadbury Perk, Cadbury Fuse, Cadbury Gems, Cadbury Bournvita, Cadbury Spready, Tang, Cadbury Oreo, Bournvita Biscuits, Bournvita Fills, Cadbury Chocobakes, Halls and Cadbury Choclairs Gold, etc. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai and manufacturing facilities at Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh, in addition to a global Research & Development Technical Centre and Global Business Hub in Maharashtra and a vast distribution network across the country.

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