Many of you recall the old commercials and ads that turned Charlie the Tuna, the Pillsbury Doughboy, and the Marlboro Man into household names and brands. I remember watching the TV commercials, in the pre-remote days when people actually watched commercials.
The common thread behind each of these products was Jay Conrad Levinson, who worked on the creative teams that developed these brands.
In the early 1980s, Levinson coined the term “guerrilla marketing,” which sparked a revolution in business marketing, advertising, and PR. He would go on to author and co-author some 60 books, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide.
The “Father of Guerrilla Marketing” passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the age of 80.
During the past three decades, Levinson was able to use his talents and genius to morph his guerrilla marketing brilliance to include technology and social media.
What exactly is guerrilla marketing? It started with three points, and over the years, has grown to 15.