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Topic: Wheaties

Why 74-Year-Old Cheerios Is Still America’s No. 1 Cereal

Puffed oats changed breakfast forever

It was 1941, and Lester Borchardt had a crazy idea. His employer, General Mills, was looking for a product that would compete with Wheaties and Corn Flakes in the growing…

Wheaties Is Now Making Beer, for Those Who Want a Different Breakfast of Champions

HefeWheaties tallboys roll out

Wheaties is wheat cereal. Hefeweizen is wheat beer. Now, General Mills has done the inevitable and created a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen in partnership with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton. "We were intrigued from…

Adweek and Clio Sports Celebrate the Craft of Sports Marketing

It has the power to enthrall—and engage—consumers like nothing else

We've all had them. They might have come via TV or a live event, through personal participation or from reading the paper or listening to the radio. They are those…

Can Caitlyn Jenner Transition Into a Celebrity Brand Endorser?

Cosmetics, haircare, food—but probably not Wheaties

No sooner had Caitlyn Jenner shown her new self to the world via Vanity Fair yesterday than the question began popping up on social media: Should Wheaties put her back…

Wheaties' Latest Champion Is a Trick-Shot Bowler From the '40s

Campy spots air on ESPN's PBA telecasts

Wheaties is cementing its status as the breakfast of old people with a blustery new campaign featuring 1948 footage of bowling star Andy Varipapa, who died more than 30 years…

Brand of the Day: What Is Madeleine Albright Doing on the Wheaties Box?

A different kind of champion

In case you missed it, Wheaties made a commemorative box with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on it. For the General Mills cereal, known as the "breakfast of champions,"…

Nike Cuts Adrian Peterson as Brands Continue to Condemn NFL

Marketers have reached a tipping point

Nike will no longer sponsor National Football League star Adrian Peterson, who was re-suspended by the Minnesota Vikings this morning stemming from allegations of abusing his 4-year-old son. "Nike in no…

Brands Sound Off on the NFL's Brutal Episodes [Updated]

Budweiser, Radisson send pro football a message

UPDATE: Castrol, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble's Cover Girl, Campbell's Soup and Visa have joined the chorus of advertisers criticizing the NFL since this story published yesterday. Anheuser-Busch scolded the National Football…

Cheerios' Interracial Ad Spiked Its Online Branding by 77%

Rotten apples didn't spoil spot

Ridiculous attacks by fringe crazies can be a big blessing for a politician when he or she is the target of such vitriol—and it appears the same is true in…

What Is 'Mudvertising' and Why Are Marketers Diving In?

It's not about winning

Most marketers wouldn’t want to have their names dragged through the mud. But not some brands. After years of prodigious growth, “mudventure” obstacle racing has oozed into the mainstream, with top brands…

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