Title: American Rom
Advertiser/Client: Kandia Dulce
Product/Service: Snack
DM/Advertising Agency:
McCann Erickson Bucharest, Romania

The brief from the client:

Romania’s ROM chocolate bar is the traditional Romanian chocolate. Launched in 1964 with the Romanian flag on its wrapper, it had an ageing, nostalgic consumer base and was losing ground with the young generation. In a category in which success means continuously attracting younger fans, ROM’s nationalistic values were a disadvantage. Young Romanians are disillusioned and cynical, with only 12% describing themselves as patriots. They prefer ‘cool’ American confectionery brands like Snickers and Mars. ROM—the chocolate bar bearing the Romanian flag—needed to gain appeal to youngsters with few national values.

For over 13 years London-based RPM agency has worked with cider brand Strongbow on their festival activation to create the Strongbow Bowtime Bar that represents a uniquely structured dance arena inviting consumers in to relax in the secret garden, dance on the spacious dance floor and enjoy a pint of Strongbow from the multiple bars provided. RPM has been working alongside talent booking agency OurKidBrother who programme the live stage to create live entertainment that works around the clock during the festival.