Nigel the Wise Owl…


Owls have long held our respect and are associated with wisdom, and they are increasingly being used as advertising icons.  Their presence in the Harry Potter movies further spiked their popularity to the extent that some misguided people sought them as pets…bad idea, at least for most people!  

Recently used memorably to sell eyewear for one company, owls have now entered the rather competitive allergy medication OTC market.  Enter then Nigel the Xyzal Wise Owl, pictured above.  This feathered guy has class; in one spot, he’s shown in a library with books, wearing a natty jacket, a monocle, and speaking with a British accent! Clearly, this guy is no flyweight, and knows his stuff; he appears to have the right credentials.

With many allergy medications having transitioned from prescription to over-the-counter status, recruiting a feathered sage with the voice of authority like Nigel might help carve out a niche for another product…

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6 Comments on “Nigel the Wise Owl…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    There’s also that insurance company spokes-owl, whom I think you already covered, last year. Plus, back in the Eighties, they used to have some laundry detergent commercial featuring a (I kid you not)…

    …. “Wise Old Towel.”


  2. carycomic Says:

    My bad! It wasn’t laundry detergent. It was Lava Soap. Do they even still make that, I wonder?


    • vulpesffb Says:

      I remember Lava soap, but haven’t seen it for sale in years. The darn stuff would allow you to scrub off almost anything!


  3. Mary Haisley Says:

    is nigel owl doll available for purchase


    • vulpesffb Says:

      To my knowledge, not presently. However, I would imagine it’s only a matter of time until one is, especially if the product line is successful!


      • carycomic Says:

        Check your local Hallmark listings for a Nigel Xmas ornament… starting a week before next Halloween.*

        *I’m not guaranteeing there will be such a thing! But, I wouldn’t be too surprised.


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