Today M&M’S®, a proud part of the Mars family of brands, has announced that the brand is partnering with one of the most influential, groundbreaking musicians of our time, Lil Nas X, to harness the power of music and connect with fans in a fresh way for the iconic M&M’S brand.
“In the world Mars wants tomorrow, society is inclusive. And through the M&M’S brand we’re committed to inspiring moments of connection and fun by encouraging a deeper sense of belonging,” said Allison Miazga-Bedrick, Mars Wrigley Senior Brand Director. “Music is one of the most powerful tools to bring people together. Like our iconic M&M’S brand, music sparks nostalgia, memories, and fun and we are thrilled to be able to partner with one of the most trailblazing artists in the world, Lil Nas X, to help us further cement M&M’S role within entertainment.”
For 80 years, the iconic M&M’S brand has been a household favorite across generations, and recently, the brand announced an evolved purpose, focused on creating a world where everyone feels they belong.
Known for shattering barriers across the music industry, Lil Nas X and his unapologetically authentic tracks have inspired fans around the globe to be accepting of a more diverse world. Together, Lil Nas X and M&M’S will leverage the power of music to lay the groundwork for a new platform that brings people together to celebrate music, build connections, and enjoy more moments of fun through a series of initiatives set to kick off later this year.
“M&M’S is iconic and I’m a huge fan of the brand,” said Lil Nas X. “I’m excited to work with them on some really cool projects this year that are as colorful as they are.”
In addition to the upcoming collaboration with Lil Nas X, M&M’S will be rolling out a series of music-centric initiatives to support this platform and connect with fans in a meaningful way. Most recently, M&M’S partnered with NBC Universal on NBC’S new music competition series, ‘American Song Contest.’ The brand sponsored a custom on-set lounge – the M&M’S Music Lounge – which was a fun, colorful area for contestants to hang out before and after they performed. Looking ahead, M&M’S will have a presence at several summertime festivals and will give everyone the chance to join in on the fun from home via a digital M&M’S Music Lounge.
About Mars, Incorporated
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.
Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 125,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses, including AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, and VCA™.
We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive. The Mars Compass, inspired by the Economics of Mutuality, is used to measure the company’s progress in service of its purpose; The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.