The use of characters in advertising

29th September, 2010

The use of characters in advertising

You may have noticed a return of some familiar faces on our TV screens recently, blasts from the past that inflict a brief moment of nostalgia and stop you from flicking the channel over in an attempt to speed up the advert break. Major brands are releasing characters from their company vaults in a bid to join a market which is already highly saturated with Russian meerkats, nodding dogs and opera singing mad men. The most recent character that has made a return to our television sets is The Honey...

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