All About The Jingle Generator


Jingle Generator

Looking for a jingle generator to create an advertising jingle for your business?

The original jingle generator is gone. But we have the next best thing.

We’ve replaced the jingle generator with a short fun quiz I think you will LOVE!

Are you up to the challenge? Take the advertising slogan quiz.  It’s very simple. Just guess the advertising slogan for 20 famous brands.

See if you can get a score of 100%.  Some slogans will be easy to guess.  But a few others will be a tad more difficult to figure out.


You will get inspiration that may help you create a unique catchy slogan for your small business brand.

Come up with something different that identifies your company.

And if you are looking for musical inspiration, check out our list of famous commercial jingles. Once you have a slogan, you can turn your slogan into an advertising jingle all your own for advertising and branding purposes.

History of the Original Jingle Generator

I first wrote this article back in 2008. The folks at QuickBooks had just created an interactive jingle generator.

The way it worked is, you’d go online to a certain page, enter your business name and a few other bits of information.

Then you’d choose one of 20 small business types (accounting, retail, pet, tech, blogging). And voila, you’d get an advertising jingle created. It was all done to the 1980s rock song “Your Love” by The Outfield.

The jingle generator was hosted by “legendary music producer Tommy Silk.”  I was puzzled for a few minutes by “Tommy Silk”, having never heard of him before. I went to Google and well, the funny thing is, this “legendary” producer was nowhere to be found in the search engines prior to August 2008.

Digging a little deeper, I found a humorous press release by Intuit, which has this footnote:

Tommy Silk is a totally fictitious character, created solely for the promotion of because we didn’t have the budget to hire someone famous or use their name without getting our pants sued off. Any resemblance to real music moguls, living or dead, is purely coincidental. So there.

Rachel over at Intuit sent me a link to the jingle they created using my name and the name of this site. The jingle was about blogging: “I wonder what I’m gonna blog about today. I’m just going to blog for you today….” 

Looking back at 2008, the jingle generator was a viral marketing technique for a product (accounting software) that normally doesn’t lend itself to viral.   The jingle generator was interactive and great for generating word of mouth for the Intuit products.

You can see a few examples archived by the designer who created the tool.


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

11 Reactions
  1. How funny. This is one way to sure attract attention to your product or company.

  2. thanks Anita! We had (and are having) such a good time working on this campaign. It’s a great way to have a little fun as the summer winds down. – Kira at Intuit

  3. This is epic! I love how when you float your cursor over a click-able link it turns into the “rock hands” (is there a name for that sign?) — nice attention to detail.

  4. Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches

    Very funny. Thanks for sharing this.
    I will fall for Intuit’s evil plan and share this with my readers and Twitter followers, too. (with a hat tip to SBT of course)
    Scott Fox

  5. This reminds me of several other viral applications I’ve seen. Another of my favorites was the Tide Talking stain. What I love about this is the sense of fun and personalization. Although, I can imagine many people asking themselves the question “What’s the return for something like this – or is it all just for the sake of entertainment and building some sort of connection or relationship?”

  6. Mary Grace Ignacio

    Hi, Anita.

    Thanks for sharing this. I tried it out and it was fun. Though the jingle was not perfectly made, of course, but the site’s creativity and interactivity is awesome!

  7. Hi,

    I am a mother of two and is planning to build my website for business. I sought for advice and queried in Google and was directed to this site. The articles here at small business trends are really great for aspiring entrepreneurs like me.

    Anyway, this post of yours is definitely fun and I was really having a good time when I tried that jingle generator.

    Bookmarked your site. Great to came across here and will definitely be coming back for more.

  8. This is great! What an inventive idea, too.

    Ivana, I LOVE that commercial because it’s SOOO true. They gave that little stain a life of it’s own – but it works. That commercial is stuck in my mind and when i see it, i run to watch it, too, and have a laugh. They’ve caputured the actual effect a stain can have on people perfectly as a distraction. I think they should keep using the stain in several more commercials as a sort of mascot, too. It must work because they’ve made me connect with their product through that advertisement.

  9. Hey All,

    I’m Jackie with and I’m so glad to hear you are having fun with it. We’re all still getting used to Tommy’s hair over here but we’re having fun too. In addition to the catchy jingle you can get on the site, there is also free accounting software available for download.

    Oh, and here is a message from Tommy Silk for those of you who don’t know him: “I want to help America’s entrepreneurs get back to business like Michael J. Fox got back to the future, so I’m giving my jingle services away for free to all. Log on and rock on!”

    Have a great week everyone!

  10. Martin Lindeskog

    Hilarious! Is it Austin Powers’s cousin? So much 80’s… 🙂 I had to create my own EGO jingle. I will send it to a friend who has worked as a DJ and done music mixes.

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