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Dr Pepper originated in Waco, Texas in 1885 and is one of America's oldest manufacturers of soft drink concentrates and syrups. In 1956, the growing company introduced the Frosty Dog mascot as the new "face" of the brand. Frosty Dog was modeled after a St. Bernard and presented with a sidekick named Pup, who is illustrated boasting the slogan, “frosty man, frosty!.” The campaign also included the previously successful “Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2, and 4” slogan, which encouraged consumers to drink a Dr Pepper at each of those times to increase their energy levels from the soft drink's cane sugar ingredient. Frosty Dog and Pup advertisements were featured in television commercials and magazines, as well as on billboards and syrup truck-trailers in cities like Baltimore, Birmingham and Dallas. Frosty Dog even had its own float at the Annual Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena and Annual Cotton Bowl Parade in Dallas. In the summer of 1959, Dr Pepper hosted the popular Frosty Dog campaign's
The storyboards in this collection bear the name of Grant Advertising, Inc. The company was founded in 1935 by Will C. Grant in Chicago, Illinois. The company grew quickly and successfully with the rise of radio and television advertising. By the 1950s, Grant Advertising, Inc. represented China Airlines, Chrystler Corporation, General Foods, Mars, Inc. candy, Mobil Oil, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., J.A. Folger, Old Dutch Cleanser, and Ryder. In 1961, Dr Pepper joined its worldwide list of clients. Grant Advertising, Inc. operated until 1976.
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This collection is arranged in its original box, titled Box 1: Dr Pepper's Frosty Dog Campaign, with each item corresponding to the original order.
The marketing materials and artwork in this visual archive were most likely created by the artists and marketing staff of Grant Advertising, Inc. The collection is composed of 42 items total with 17 large items (Lrg.) and 25 small items (Sm.), including 77 original drawings. Materials consist of graphite pencil drawings on sketch and newsprint paper, illustrated commercial storyboards for television with original drawings and image transfers, proof sheets of illustrations in positive and negative formats, and trademark specifications for Frosty Dog, Pup, and Dr Pepper's logos. Large items are protected in a 24.25 x 18.5 (in.) mylar sleeve and small items are protected in a 15.5 x 11.5 (in.) mylar sleeve. The entire collection is preserved in a custom fitted cloth case that measures 25 x 19.25 x 2.5 (in.).