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Kitty
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Advertising Mascots

Post by Kitty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:34 pm

I love learning about mascots, especially little-known ones! Do you remember "Speedy" from Alka-Seltzer?
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Re: Advertising Mascots

Post by donnie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:14 pm

Yes! :D See my reply on the commercial thread.

Here's a different kind of mascot - Mr. Zip. He was brought in by the post office back in the '60's to publicize the new zip code and urge everyone to use it. By the way, ZIP stands for Zone Improvement Plan. (I threw that in for free. ;) )
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Re: Advertising Mascots

Post by Kitty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:53 pm

Cool! I never knew about Mr. Zip! I did know about Zone Improvement Plan, but I probably couldn't have told you that if you'd asked me!
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Re: Advertising Mascots

Post by Kitty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:06 pm

Sailor Jack and his trusty dog Bingo who were introduced in 1916!

I bought a bag of Cracker Jacks the other day (couldn't find a box) and was dismayed to see that the prize is just directions to download an app on your phone. Further investigation revealed that on 2016 they replaced the physical prize with some baseball app. This is what my bag looked like.
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Re: Advertising Mascots

Post by donnie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:28 pm

Bummer! We want *real* prizes! I think Bingo and Sailor Jack have been updated, too. That's another interesting thing, how mascots morph over the years. I saw an illustration somewhere of how the girl on the Morton Salt container has changed over the years.

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