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.

TAKE THE ADVERTISING SLOGAN QUIZ

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 theJingleGenerator.com 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.