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Humanized Mascot Ads

A Favorite Childhood Mascot Gets a Makeover in This Kool-Aid Commercial

— April 17, 2013 — Pop Culture
Although Kool-Aid is known as North America's easiest, go-to drink solution and has been around for nearly a century, most people remember this brand for its fun-loving Kool-Aid Man, and now thanks to this down-to-earth Kool-Aid commercial, fans of this colorful beverage are finally getting to see a new side of this popular mascot.

Known for being able to crash through any wall while always wearing his signature button down shirt and breezy shorts, the Kool-Aid Man is an example of a great marketing mascot that has become a household name and has endured the test of time.

Now, this funny Kool-Aid commercial is bringing back our juicy friend to introduce him to a new generation of powder-drinkers in a more personal light that shows him in ordinary everyday situations.
Trend Themes
1. Humanized Mascot Ads - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Brands can humanize their mascots to create a more personal connection with consumers.
2. Nostalgic Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leveraging nostalgia in advertising campaigns to appeal to both new and old generations.
3. Reimagined Branding - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Refreshing the image of a well-established brand through modern and relatable advertising strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Beverage - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Beverage companies can rebrand their products and connect with consumers on a more emotional level through humanized mascots.
2. Advertising - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Ad agencies can tap into nostalgia and reimagine iconic mascots to create engaging and relatable campaigns.
3. Food and Beverage Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Brands can revamp their marketing strategies by incorporating nostalgic elements and humanized mascots to attract a wider audience.
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