oreo outage tweet dunk dark Oreo outage tweet: Company jumps on Super Bowl blackoutWhen the lights went out at Super Bowl XLVII, some people made funny quips on Twitter, some people switched over to “Downton Abbey,” some people made a beer run. But Oreo got to work.

The cookie company tweeted the above picture with the caption: “Power out? No problem” and the picture says, “You can still dunk in the dark.”

It really is pretty brilliant that the company got the ad together and posted so quickly and is the epitome of the fast-paced world we live in now with social media.

The ad agency behind the clever photo is 360i and agency president Sarah Hofstetter tells Buzz Feed, “We had a mission control set up at our office with the brand and 360i,
and when the blackout happened, the team looked at it as an
opportunity. Because
the brand team was there, it was easy to get approvals and get it up in

Hofstetter continues, “The big question is, what happens when everything changes, when you
go off script? That was where it got fun. You
need a brave brand to approve content that quickly. When all of the
stakeholders come together so quickly, you’ve got magic.”


Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."