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Industry OTC Medicines (Pain Relievers, Cold & Flu)
Media Film
Market United States
Agency McCann New York
Creative Director Geoff Bentz, Nic Howell
Senior Art Director Haley Cole
Senior Copywriter Jillian Menor
Released October 2017

Credits & Description

Campaign: Mr. Mucus Misinforms
Client / Brand / Product: RB/ Mucinex/ Mucinex DM
Agency: McCann New York
Global Creative Chairman: Rob Reilly
President, McCann NY: Chris Macdonald
President, McCann Humancare: Leo Tarkovsky
Co-Chief Creative Officers: Tom Murphy and Sean Bryan
Producer: Katie Boyko
SVP Group Account Director: John Danbeck
SVP Group Planning Director: Zulay Tomasiello
VP, Strategy Director: Elissa Aguirre
Creative Director: Nic Howell
Creative Director: Geoff Bentz
Senior Art Director: Haley Cole
Senior Copywriter: Jillian Menor
Account Director: Claire Hogan
Account Executive: Lauren Galasso
Project Manager: Megan Flannery
Published: October 2017
Synopsis:
In Mucinex’s latest “Let’s End This” creative by McCann New York, Mr. Mucus is back and trying to trick people into believing that regular cold medicine is a good as Mucinex, which lasts 12. The idea started with a fact: 70% of people want long lasting relief, but they stick with products that only relieve for 4 hours. . The latest iteration features him showing up in contextually relevant media with creative design around consumer’s passion points.
On the Weather Channel, Mr. Mucus will show up on the live set to interfere with the anchor. On Twitter, he will show up in costume and recommend against taking Mucinex. One day he’s a mucusy meteorologist, the next he could be an anchorman delivering you “the news”. The campaign compliments the content viewers are about to watch, and plays into the role of Mr. Mucus and his constant goal to discredit Mucinex and its superior relief.