Keegan plays extra time in Quaker TV ad

He may be off the Newcastle bench but Kevin Keegan still has the Honey Monster to work with.

He may be off the Newcastle bench but Kevin Keegan still has the

Honey Monster to work with.

The former manager, signed up last year by Quaker to score extra sales

for its Sugar Puffs brand, is starring in a special promotional ad for

the brand which is set to be adapted to reflect his resignation.

Quaker marketing director Jeff Cowell said Keegan’s contract with the

cereal firm was officially up at the end of last year, but he was

retained for an extra two months to film the promotional ad supporting

an on-pack offer for cardboard cut-outs of players.

Advertising agency Young & Rubicam is currently working on new lines for

the Honey Monster to point out Keegan’s resignation, with the ad likely

to run during February.

One idea being looked at is a final shot of the Honey Monster reduced to


Keegan starred with the all-new Honey Monster: a state-of-the-art

creature made by a US animatronics company and costing Quaker pounds

90,000. The furry one has three separate heads, one designated a ’stunt

head’, presumably to nod in those difficult goals.

Keegan has become something of an advertising groupie over recent


After his original stint in TV ads for Brut the player-turned-manager

fronted ads for Adidas and Shredded Wheat.


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