Must we ALL have makeovers?

kfc.jpg As if the Abe Lincoln stylization and the resurrected faces of his ultra-elite brethren in the expired-presidents-on-currency club were not enough, now Colonel Sanders goes under the graphic artist's knife. As ad icon after ad icon is readied for some insane America's Next Top Model equivalent of marketing inanity (don't EVEN get me started on the SunMaid Raisin Girl), I ask of you (rhetorically): Has the world gone mad?

After the jump, the take on Col. Harland Sanders from our friends at adfreak. KFC is revamping its image. Sort of. The popular restaurant "unveiled a new brand logo Tuesday that includes bolder colors and a more well-defined visage of ... Colonel Harland Sanders, who will keep his classic black bow tie, glasses and goatee." (Yes, this is the same logo that KFC was considering over the summer and that is now visible from space.) KFC's Gregg Dedrick says the change "gives us a chance ... to make sure we stay relevant." And as we all know, it's important to keep one's antebellum Southern gentleman hip with the times. He'd better have a backwards hat by 2010, or I take my business to Popeye's. Along with the decades-overdue image shift, KFC is also bringing back the full "Kentucky Fried Chicken" name, perhaps conceding that Americans keep getting fatter no matter what cosmetic changes you make. Go ahead and call me underwhelmed by all the publicity. KFC really isn't changing as much as backpedaling, and the money they're wasting could be put to better use--namely, offering conclusive evidence that what they're frying is actually chicken. And while we're thinking of it, we'll ask again: Just what are those 11 herbs and spices?
Written By:Faisal On December 4, 2006 1:22 PM

we do not have any KFC in Bangladesh

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