Spangler Candy Company is appointing Smith Bros. Agency as its first-ever AOR, following a formal review.
The Bryan, Ohio-based candy maker previously worked with local firms on a per-project basis.
The Pittsburgh-based agency's remit includes all brands under the portfolio, including Dum-Dums lollipops, Saf-T-Pops and Spangler Circus Peanuts.
The agency’s first assignment is to conduct research to better understand how this 112-year-old family-owned company fits into today's marketplace.
The second task will likely introduce a brand-building campaign on behalf of Dum-Dums, the top-selling lollipop brand in the U.S.
"We love the intrinsic joy of this brand and the journey businesses have taken it on to put smiles on the faces of their customers," says Michael Bollinger, president, Smith Brothers Agency. "We’re excited to amplify that journey.”