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Mr. Peanut Speaks for the First Time in 94 Years

Planters has launches a new marketing campaign that features the beloved icon, Mr. Peanut, speaking for the first time in 94 years in a series of stop-motion animation commercials that bring to life the “Naturally Remarkable” world of Planters.

Planters also plans for its “Naturally Remarkable” world to come to life through a collaboration with The Corps Network to transform neglected land into natural spaces, in select communities across America. Ken Smith, the renowned landscape architect, is being tapped to design the spaces – with a whimsical touch befitting of the brand and its iconic character.

“Naturally Remarkable” Campaign

Mr. Peanut will have a voice for the first time since his creation in 1916 – and he has a lot to say. The popular and witty character will introduce people to the nut-sized world of Planters to honor what’s important in life – family and friends; real, authentic experiences; delicious, wholesome foods; and having fun.

“People love Mr. Peanut,” says Jason Levine, senior director of marketing for Planters. “He has always had a rich personality, and giving him a voice now allows people to connect with him in an authentic and entertaining way.”

The first commercial takes place during Mr. Peanut’s annual holiday party, giving the first glimpse into his personality and the things he cares about.

Bringing “Naturally Remarkable” to Life in Communities

While so much has changed in the world since the founding of Planters in 1906, the inventive, down-to-earth mentality that defines Planters – and America – remains the same.

In 2011, Planters and The Corps Network, the nation’s service and conservation corps, will encourage Americans to get their hands dirty, reconnect with the earth and experience real growth in their community.

“We are very excited about working with Planters,” said President and CEO, Sally Prouty. “Our rich histories and commitment to sustainability brought us together, and it’s our mutual desire to make a difference in our communities that drives us forward.”

The Corps Network enrolls more than 30,000 young men and women in service in addition to mobilizing approximately 227,000 community volunteers annually.

Stay tuned in with Mr. Peanut at www.planters.com and on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mrpeanut.

James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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