Which advertising icon is usually depicted carrying a cane?
– Chef Boyardee
– Mr. Peanut
– Pillsbury Doughboy
– Jolly Green Giant
Answer: Mr. Peanut is the advertising logo and mascot of Planters. Mr. Peanut was born in 1916 when schoolboy Antonio Gentile submitted his sketch to win the Planters contest for a brand icon. A commercial artist later added a top hat, a monocle, white gloves, and a cane to create the iconic image. While Gentile’s family originally received $5 for winning the contest, the founder of Planters paid Antonio’s, and four of his siblings’, way through college.
Mr. Peanut is the advertising logo and mascot of Planters, an American snack-food company and division of Kraft Foods. Creator: Antonio Gentile