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8 Advertising Experts Reveal Their Favorite Cereal Brand Mascots

March 7th marks National Cereal Day, one of the most beloved holidays (perhaps ever!) for breakfast enthusiasts. Our favorite cereals are made all the more special by the beloved characters that adorn these cereal boxes.

What Do Brand Mascots Need to Survive? Give Each Character a Nanny

Where did all the brand mascots go? It’s a curious question to ask anyone who grew up watching advertising’s golden age of commercials and later spent their adult life working for some of the world’s most renowned agencies.

How a Curious Brand Mascot Helped Rebrand Golden Crumpets

In 2017, Australian advertising agency BMF introduced a new ad campaign for Golden Crumpets, a breakfast brand under the George Weston Foods portfolio of food brands. Golden Crumpets debuted a new character named Billy Crumpet – unlike any crumpet mascot you’ve seen before.

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How to Play Ice Hockey with Ronald McDonald

Twenty years ago in 1999, McDonald’s created an ad campaign for the hockey game of the year. The two teams playing each other? It’s Ronald McDonald versus the McNugget Buddies.

AW Throwback: Swiss Miss

Yodel-ay-hee-hoo! Are you a longtime fan of the hot cocoa and hot chocolate company Swiss Miss? If so, you may recall Swiss Miss had an iconic character that represented the brand several decades ago.

Halloween Throwback: “Scared Silly” With McDonald’s McNugget Buddies!

The year was 1986 and Ronald McDonald, the iconic McDonald’s clown, found himself in a spooky situation.