Tony the Tiger® Tackles Twitch and Becomes the First-Ever Brand Mascot Working with Twitch to Transform into an Interactive VTuber
Fans can tune in to Tony the Tiger's GR-R-REAT CEREAL BOWL OF GR-R-REATNESS on Twitch to watch Tony go head-to-head with top streamers LIVE
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® and Tony the Tiger® are leveling up the fun for cereal fans and gamers with their first-of-its-kind collaboration with Twitch's Brand Partnership Studio. Tony will make his streaming debut — making Kellogg's Frosted Flakes the first brand globally to work with Twitch, to transform a brand mascot into an interactive VTuber — in Tony the Tiger's GR-R-REAT CEREAL BOWL OF GR-R-REATNESS livestreamed event.
Tony will go head-to-head LIVE with well-known Twitch streamers Brennon "GoldGlove" O'Neill, Chrissy Costanza (chrissyofficial) and Jakeem "BigCheese" Johnson on Tony's new Twitch channel, twitch.tv/TonyTheTiger, playing a popular battle royale game on Friday, August 19, from 5-7 pm ET.
"Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and Tony the Tiger are always looking for ways to connect with lifelong fans and the next generation of cereal lovers, whether that's through releasing new fun flavors of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes or by showing up in new places," said Sadie Garcia, Director of Brand Marketing at Kellogg All Family Cereal. "Twitch is a growing service with more than 31 million average daly visitors, giving Tony and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes a chance to connect with new audiences and engage unlike we've ever done before with a fun and innovative gaming experience."
Tony the Tiger's Cereal Bowl is the perfect opportunity for deeper engagement with fans on Twitch. During the 2-hour livestream, fans can join in the fun by participating in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes-fueled polls and chiming in on Chat. Tony will also unveil his custom Kellogg's Frosted Flakes gaming rig, complete with a milk-coolant PC keeping everything running smoothly.
"Bringing an iconic mascot like Tony the Tiger to our service is an exciting first for our Brand Partnership Studio," said Adam Harris, Global Head of Twitch's Brand Partnership Studio. "This innovative concept taps into the growing popularity of VTubing on Twitch, where we saw VTubing content increase 467% YoY last year. Together with Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, we're producing a made-for-the-Twitch community live experience that introduces a beloved character to well-known Twitch streamers, fosters a healthy dose of competition, and encourages viewers to interact with Tony the Tiger in real-time in Chat."
Tony the Tiger isn't a stranger to trying something new and engaging with fresh audiences. After a surprise late-night show appearance, hanging with star athletes and recently joining TikTok, he's ready to interact with the Twitch community as he continues to make waves in 2022, the Year of the Tiger.
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