Reader Searchers For Long Lost Mentos Commercial

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In the interest of serving the needs of our readers, we'd like to enlist the help of all of you to help find a Mentos commercial a girl was in 13 years ago who was never able to view herself in the spot. Here's the story from Adrants reader Brian Sack:

"Many years ago, during the extremely awkward-yet-memorable Mentos campaign there was one spot in particular called "The Car Movers" wherein a young lady has her car boxed in by an executive meanie. She eats a Mentos, and four burly guys in overalls move her car for her. All is well.

Just as many years ago, I wrote a facetious piece comparing that commercial with the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.

Well, that young lady found the piece and just emailed me. She lives in South Africa, where the spot was shot, and she's never seen her cult classic commercial. She's spent THIRTEEN YEARS trying to find a copy, poor girl. Or woman now.

I have made it my mission to find her that spot as she's almost like a celebrity to me, and I can also relate to trying to track down a copy of a TV spot, though not for 13 years.

If you have any leads, I'd love you in the thankful way."

Have a heart. Help a girl out.

by Steve Hall    Feb-23-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials   

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Just contact a rep at VMS (http://www.vmsinfo.com) they will do a search for free and can potentially make a dub (the format of your choice - but with a cost).

Posted by: Stephanie on February 23, 2006 1:32 PM

Damn, I can't believe I didn't think of that first. I've used them tons of times. Thanks, Stephanie.

Posted by: Steve Hall on February 23, 2006 1:40 PM

I was a client of the agency at this time.

If my memory serves me right, I believe that spot was produced by HamburgFilm in Hamburg, Germany. Wolfgang _____ was the firm's owner; can't remember his last name. Pahnke & Partners in Hamburg was the agency and they shot several Mentos spots in South Africa, and aired them in North America and Europe. Quirky to say the least.

Good luck.

Posted by: Mike Ganey on February 24, 2006 1:49 PM

As Editor of The Reel (www.thereel.net) published by Xtreme Information I was able to find the commercial that you're looking for within our database. If you get in touch we will be able to perhaps organise something for you.

Posted by: Gabrielle on February 27, 2006 6:27 AM

As Editor of The Reel (www.thereel.net) published by Xtreme Information I was able to find the commercial that you're looking for within our database. If you get in touch we will be able to perhaps organise something for you.

Posted by: Gabrielle on February 27, 2006 6:29 AM

Ouch. And to think I ran to click my vote for Adrants over Da Bitch... :).

Posted by: mordacious on February 27, 2006 2:26 PM

Oh come on, mordacious, a little service journalism never hurt:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on February 27, 2006 4:20 PM







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