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Free KFC snakckers in eye of beholder with KFC’S new hidden image



KFC to Reward 10,000 Perceptive Patrons with One of Four Snacker Varieties

LOUISVILLE, KY - KFC fans who pay close attention to the latest in-store KFC Snacker® posters may see more than what first meets the eye. The Colonel’s secret recipe for KFC’s Original Recipe® remains locked away but a new “secret” image is hidden in KFC stores nationwide.

Continuing its dedication to marketing firsts, KFC has hidden a secret image in its in-store point-of-purchase (P.O.P.) advertising for its line-up of 99 cent Snacker sandwiches. After pioneering the first-ever documented hidden message in a national TV ad in 2006, KFC has pushed the marketing envelope even further by hiding something special in the latest Snacker advertising, both in-store P.O.P and again in broadcast television commercials, giving thousands of Americans a chance to win.

“We love coming up with new ways to break through the clutter with advertising innovations that encourage people to get involved in our promotions,” said James O’Reilly, chief marketing officer for KFC. “I can’t reveal the secret, but here’s a hint: Americans will definitely enjoy more ’green’ when they get a deal on one of four Snacker varieties for just 99 cents.”

As a marketing innovator, this is the latest in a series of eye-catching challenges KFC has issued to consumers. Previous campaigns include KFC becoming the first brand to have a logo visible from space, freeze frame ads aimed to beat DVR technology, ads embedded with high-pitched ring-tone technology and KFC aroma placement in the halls of corporate America.

One Secret Image - 10,000 Freebies!
Ten thousand consumers with a taste for the Colonel’s famous chicken and an eye for detail have a chance to win a free Snacker sandwich at if they are observant enough to identify the hidden image. Whether they spot the secret image in the television ad or stop by a local KFC to scour the P.O.P. signage, the first 1,000 consumers to properly identify the image each day for 10 days beginning April 24 can visit to win a $1 KFC gift check which may be used toward the purchase of a 99 cent Snacker.

Four Tasty Ways to Snack
KFC’s best-selling Snacker line includes Buffalo, Crispy, and Ultimate Cheese flavors, which feature KFC’s signature, 100 percent chicken breast strip, freshly prepared with crisp lettuce and served on a warm sesame seed bun. The Honey BBQ Snacker includes tender chunks of chicken, smothered in our tangy-sweet hickory-flavored Honey BBQ sauce.


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