Aquaman turned quite a few heads with its box office performance despite a bang average storyline, and Jason Momoa’s star power is now being used to improve cookie sales.
He may have ripped out tongues as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, but fans on both sides of the pond probably wouldn’t mind him knocking on their door with arms full of sweet treats.
Despite a smile that could sell water to fish Jason is a busy man and probably doesn’t have time to physically go door-to-door selling girl scout cookies.
However, the Girl Scouts of Colorado have managed to pull off the next best thing, making the Aquaman front and centre of their cookie marketing strategy.
Charlotte Holmberg is a Girl Scout from Highlands Ranch in Colorado, and is something of a pint-sized entrepreneur.
As reported by Today, Charlotte is the Top Cookie CEO of her troop, having earned a reputation for selling a phenomenal amount of cookies.
Charlotte sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies in 2018, and wasn’t about to let her hard won status slide.
And so this year, she went all out; considering her target market with all the ‘thinking outside the box’ inventiveness of a high powered advertising executive.
@PrideOfGypsiesJ Check out what this little Girl Scout did to sell her cookies. She put Jason Momoa’s picture on the box and is calling them Jason Momoas Sonoma’s!!! pic.twitter.com/Ich4HvGH72
— Stacey Scattergood (@iamspcl) February 15, 2019
@girlscouts Please tell me this is a real thing! If so, I’ll take a whole case! I’d order a truck load if #jasonmamoa delivers it in person! #cookies #mamoa #drooling pic.twitter.com/E73hf2XU0J
— Dragon (@HufflepuffFire) February 2, 2019
Charlotte and her mum – who works in marketing – cooked up the idea one evening after Charlotte’s mum noticed a meme floating around comparing the words ‘Samoa’ and ‘Momoa’.
Now, for those who are a little rusty on their Girl Scout culture, Samoas are a orangey colored cookie – or biscuit to us Brits – filled with caramel and coated with toasted coconut. Delicious indeed, but even more so with Jason’s handsome face on the box.
Yup. Charlotte and her mum went about recreating the iconic purple packaging of Girl Scout Samoas to include an image of a shirtless Jason Momoa, complete with a smoldering glare.
Savvy Charlotte outlined her smart thinking to 9News:
The moms are getting really excited and they’re saying that they need them!
The girls will wanna buy some because he’s on the front. And the boys will also wanna buy some because he’s like, he might be like they’re favorite character.
Thank you Kim Christiansen and Kristen Aguirre of 9NEWS (KUSA) for supporting Girl Scout Charlotte and purchasing a package of Jason Momoa Samoas!
Posted by Girl Scouts of Colorado on Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Unsurprisingly, the treat has proved to be a roaring success, with many happy customers taking to social media to express their approval.
One new cookie convert confessed:
I don’t even like Samoa cookies, but I would legit buy a box of Momoa Samoas.
I’m suddenly in the mood for a LOT of Thin Mints.
In addition to being delicious, your favorite Girl Scout Cookies create unique experiences that teach girls essential…
Posted by Girl Scouts of Colorado on Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Could Charlotte Holmberg be the 21st century answer to Don Draper?
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