gohumansgoBack in 2009, I saw this billboard and I thought it was one of the best advertisements I have seen in at least 5 years. I have to say, this is the first ad that has ever touched me. And to this day, it may be still.

There was a pretty decent article about it written by the New York Times…

Down Economic Times Elicit Upbeat Campaigns
Published: March 9, 2009

SAY goodbye to the dutiful Quaker Man who declared of his namesake oatmeal, “Nothing is better for thee than me.” He and the Quaker Oats division of PepsiCo are clambering aboard a fast-moving marketing bandwagon by offering upbeat exhortations during these tough economic times.

“Go humans go” is the theme of a major campaign getting under way for Quaker Oats. The theme acts as an umbrella under which all the division’s oat-based products are being peddled; as an announcer in a commercial declares, “The power of Quaker is in everything we make.”

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