Oreo Created 'Mixtapes' to Unlock Millennial Nostalgia

Digitas cranks up 'Press Play to Win'

"Creme you dig it?" "Oreo Ready to rock?!" "Punks who dunk." "Dunkstep."

These are a few of the cookie-themed playlists with nostalgic tracks—ranging back to the '70s—offered through "Press Play to Win," an A.I.-powered activation from Oreo and Digitas.

Use your phone to scan the brand's logo on boxes in the U.K., Ireland and Nordic markets to access the tunes and create sharable "mixtapes." You could win a cute cassette-player pack, cookies included (see above).

Aw, there's even a little faux battery door in back. (None required, boomer.) Customers can also enter to win headphones, speakers and a festival trip.

Press Play to Win with OREO

"There is no greater expression of playful music sharing than the crafting of a mixtape: from the hand-picked songs to the dedications and the stickers, the process of making a mixtape and sharing it with a loved one is personal for millennials," says Digitas U.K. executive creative director Lazaros Nikiforidis. "We're true believers that experience-led executions like this can drive engagement and emotional attachment, allowing us to reach audiences in exciting new ways."

Of late, connected packaging has become music to marketers' ears. "Press Play" follows a recent AR initiative from Reese's Puffs allowing users to create "Breakfast Beats" by positioning cereal on limited-edition boxes.


ECD: Lazaros Nikiforidis
Creative team: Dani Brown, Alex Wood, Mimi Chan, Ruhdraigh McGarth
Strategy Partner: James Whatley
Business Director: Alex Stewart
Business Director: Jackie Bee
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Account Executive: Nat Conway
Project Manager: Ian Kaye
Nathan Parris - UI Designer
Tim Vukcevic - Senior Designer
Dan Bale- Senior Designer
Joe Martin - Junior Designer

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