Children’s Brand Timeline

My second Thanksgiving in the U.S. has been and gone, and while I enjoyed most of it relaxing and playing iPhone games, Eric has been very busy creating the long list of squiggles and boxes on the left – it’s a children’s brand timeline.

Actually, I helped a bit, so blame any mistakes on me.

Beginning with the earliest kids brand we could think of, we feverishly made a list of other important ones and then set about researching the year they were released. It was a lot of fun, but also incredibly interesting to put some perspective on a lot of household names. Did you know Mickey Mouse is a year older than Popeye… who’s the same age as Tintin? Cool!

From a commercial point of view, it’s useful to note how many classic brands were created in the 50’s and how the market virtually exploded in the late 70’s, with brands that are stronger today than ever before.

However, the timeline isn’t finished yet. Eric and I need your help.

We still have lots of space to add other significant children’s brand names, so we’d love you to send your ideas to us to be featured on the timeline. Anything from television or radio shows, to toys and breakfast cereals are welcome, so get sending.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy scrolling through memory lane. Who knows what we’ll be adding in the years to come!

One Comment

  1. Posted December 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Very cool timeline! I think a certain cowboy puppet needs mention as well! Howdy Doody 1947 until 1960.

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