We were tasked with making a presentation on what we believed was the most influential ad of all time. I chose the Kool-Aid Man, and here's why.
Pop culture icon.
More than 50 years old.
You know him from your childhood into adulthood.
The live-action Kool-Aid man retired in 1994 paving the way for the digital Kool-Aid man we see in the 2000s.
"The Pitcher Man"
Prototype by Marvin Potts hired by General Mills
Major advancement in children's advertising.
Kool-Aid Man’s mouth was animated to "move" in sync with his voice.
Became a pop culture icon.
Did you know the Kool-Aid Man had a Marvel and Archie Comic comic collection? Neither did I.
Kool-Aid Man in Pop Culture
The Kool-Aid Man has evolved from a fruity beverage mix mascot to a pop culture icon within 50 years. Appearing in various tv shows and more.
So. . .is The Kool-Aid Man the coolest, most influential ad of all time?
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