Company Spotlight: Golden Grahams Cereal.... Who Knew?
I'm surprised. Surprised that I'm actually spotlighting a breakfast cereal for their cool concept when honestly, there hasn't been much of anything really interesting or progressive going down with cereals in a while.
Cereals were king of the television ad. They almost all have mascots like tigers, elves, vampires, and all sorts of other animated beings to get kids attention. Because that's who eats cereal right? Kids?
Wrong. Case in point: one meal I made on a first date was in fact Fruity Pebble rice krispy squares. I think there's a huge missed market with cereals to capture based on twenty-somethings' nostalgia for our favorite cereals back before their sugary goodness was deemed a product of the devil and bad parenting.
Annnyway, Golden Grahams has made a really funny contest called Golden Grant.
It's not as noble as it sounds, the winner will win a whole 12 boxes of cereal. It's based on the twenty-something job search and the fact that while scraping to make ends meet cereal is still a viable food source. I think it's brilliant.
Best parts: Live feed for people to type in their job interview horror story. The reason why this is so great is it's REALLY EASY to participate.
Ok, now that I've thought about this a bit more I wanted to see which (sugar) breakfast cereals had decent Twitter feeds since they appear to be lagging behind the healthy cereals in terms of social media development. When I looked..... none were active enough to even mention (if you see that your favorite cereal has one and I missed it please leave it in the comments)!! That's crazy because almost everyone I know has some attachment to his/her favorite kids cereal and still buys it on occasion. That's a great fan base for a killer social project.