Cookie Monster's New Year's Resolutions Revealed In New Google Ad [THE BRIEF]

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Google started out the new year with a new ad starring Cookie Monster. The Mullen created spot shows the cookie addict using Google Play — which allows users to browse and download magazines, books, music, and TV shows —  to help him achieve his new year’s resolution to get fit. Spoiler alert: plans are foiled when Cookie Monster comes across a Martha Stewart cookie cookbook.

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