Surreal signs Dwayne Johnson (not that one) as a cereal mascot
Cereal brand Surreal is finding everyday people with famous names to endorse it, getting the benefits of A-list sponsorship without the seven-figure price tag.
Surreal signs Dwayne Johnson (not that one) as a cereal namesake
Lacking the marketing budget to stretch for the real deal Surreal has settled for London bus driver Dwayne Johnson who has signed on the dotted line for a mere £200.
Shamelessly promoted as “Dwayne Johnson’s favorite cereal,” the identity-skirting strategy is being pushed to the limits by the signing of three students named Serena Williams, Ronaldo and Michael Jordan to cement the personality appropriation approach.
Surreal co-founder Kit Gammell remarked: “We’re buzzing to be the official cereal of a Dwayne Johnson and a Serena Williams. If anyone knows a Dave Beckham, please get in touch.”
Surreal has yet to hear from any of the co-opted celebrities (or their lawyers).