Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Cap'n is alive and well!

Cap'n Crunch has been getting lots of attention recently, partly because of the recent social media blast by the Giant Steps. But things really heated up this week when a Daily Finance article speculated that the Cap'n might be heading into retirement, indicative of the inattention he has received from Quaker.

But, the word today is that the Cap'n is in good health and should be around for awhile. Quoted in AdAge, Quaker said that "Reports of Cap'n Crunch's demise are greatly exaggerated". In fact they have launched an official Facebook page, but were quick to point out that they are targeting "adult consumers". (See my previous stories on cereal and cartoon characters).

All of this publicity for one of their brands has to be a pleasant surprise for Quaker, unless they were really trying to eliminate a cereal icon!

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