Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Friskies® Signs ‘Spokescat’ Endorsement Deal with Grumpy Cat!! Cody is in an uproar!


While  Cody and I were reading email, we came across one from our friends at Purina letting us know that today, Friskies announced it has formally extended its relationship with internet cat sensation Grumpy Cat.  The two giants of the internet cat content space partnered in March when Grumpy Cat starred in a celebrity edition of the Friskies “Will Kitty Play With It?” online video game show series and national promotional media tour. Now, the two will work together for additional Friskies online programs and integrated opportunities.

Grumpy Cat doing what Grumpy Cat does....GRUMPY


Cody is in an uproar. He is beside himself. Thanks Friskies because he is now all over ME telling me how everything in life is "timing" and that if I had gotten off of my lazy behind and submitted HIS "grumpy" photo we could  be rolling in kibble, catnip and Friskies and raking in  the big time bucks right now, just like Grumpy Cat. You and I know that this is not true, but try explaining that to Cody!

"Hey Friskies!! How's THIS for GRUMPY!!??"


But no....our lives consist of scratching and clawing to make ends meet while  Grumpy Cat  will be appearing LIVE at  “The Friskies” Award Show to receive the highly-coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.  Cody is sooo jealous that Comedian Michael Ian Black will host the live show, and $25,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded to winners in various categories. Grumpy Cat will play a role in the show in addition to accepting the award. Fans may tune in to “The Friskies” at 7PM ET October 15 at www.thefriskies.com.

Cody knows that Friskies is a leading brand in internet cat culture. In addition to the “Will Kitty Play With It?” video series, the brand created a line of eight free tablet and mobile Games for Cats and apps available for download through App Stores for iOS and Android.

"Hey Friskies!!! Aren't I CUTE enough for ya???"


 Friskies also features DIY Homemade Cat Toys on Pinterest. The brand awarded its first major prizes for the best cat videos of the year in 2012 at “The Friskies,” which is like the OSCARS® for cat videos. The 2013 “The Friskies” Video Contest is underway.

Internationally famous for her pessimistic yet hilarious photo memes and viral videos, Grumpy Cat has a rabid fan base (don't they give shots for that?) that includes over one million Facebook fans, (must be nice!!) and wide appeal across social media. Grumpy Cat has also taken the real world by storm with a movie deal, (will it be called "Fifty Shades of Grumpy Cat"?)  a book on the New York Times bestseller list, a branded coffee drink, and an expanding line of merchandise, making Grumpy one of the biggest cat celebrities of all time.  That's it, rub it in why don't cha? 

For more information about Friskies and “The Friskies” awards for best internet cat videos of the year, please visit www.TheFriskies.com, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Friskies or follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Friskies.

For more information about Grumpy Cat, please like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheOfficialGrumpyCat or follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/RealGrumpyCat or visit www.GrumpyCats.com

 oh and while you're at it, would you mind showing Cody some love on HIS Facebook page  and on Twitter?   Then maybe he will get off of my back!!

About Friskies
The Friskies® brand offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties. Friskies is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis; Mo. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. – the world’s largest food company.

OSCARS® is a trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. or used with permission.



In full disclosure. I received no compensation for this blog post. Many thanks to Friskies/Purina for being good sports. I am a member of the Purina Cat Blogger panel and was asked if I would share the Grumpy Cat info with my readers. I asked if Cody could put HIS spin on it and they said yes. Thanks! Oh and Grumpy Cat, we DO love you.....sorta.....



46 comments:

  1. Have to say Grumpy Cat does make them laugh. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Awwww lovely Cody!! We love Grumpy Cat but you are always No.1 in our eyes!! Take care
    x

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  3. Cody, we are sorry that someone was Grumpy first. Maybe you can become the happy cat internet sensation! Lee and Phod

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  4. Poor Cody....well if Friskies had seen that grumpy photo of you I'm sure they would have thought you were every bit as grumpy as Grumpy Cat but just think - you'd have to travel away from home and do all those personal appearances - FEWER NAPS! Things work out for the best usually. As for Colorado - we are so sad for all the people AND animals. It's just been a horrible year for weather catastrophes and we hope all of us can help them get back to normal soon.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  5. Hi there Cody, we think you should go for the Happy Cat idea. Your smile is just upside down. You just need some good captions. We think you are special too and aren't all kitties special in their own way.

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  6. Aww...we like you both, Cody :) Pawkisses :)

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  7. Awww Cody...I love Grumpy Cat AND you! You are still a famous little boy loved by many, many people...and most importantly you are adored by your mom and dad :)

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  8. Did you know that Grumpy cat is a GIRL?!?!? I did:-) I love her!

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    1. yep! I found that out a number of months ago. Do we "love" her? We'll get back to ya on that one! lol

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  9. Grumpy cat is cute but we really love "Cool Cody"....he's cool like George Clooney!

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    1. now THAT is "cool" and Cody thanks you, but he can't be "cool" like George Clooney cause there is a cat who IS George Clooney out there! Here ya go! He is a furiend of ours http://iblogfornum-nums.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love this so much! Hi Cody! Get along with Dakota!!

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    1. thanks so much my furiend! Oh and I DO get along with Dakota! Super well! He does EVERYTHING I tell him to! MOL!

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    2. Also, tell your mother to try her luck with you modeling for Iams!!!

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    3. Naw....I'm not an Iams kinda guy :)

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  11. WE WANT CODY!! WE WANT CODY!! YOU LISTENING FRISKIES? WE WANT CODY!WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY!WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY! WE WANT CODY!

    WE WANT CODY!


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    1. BWWWWAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! Cody was actually being snide and sarcastic and was joking but now that we have YOUR vote? WOOOO HOOOO!!

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  12. Cody! Me Still LOVES yous best! Yous is Way more fun than that Grumpy Cat!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Awww Nellie you are just biased!! MOL! We love you too!

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  13. Aww, poor Cody!!
    Ps. We linked to your Colorado assistance info today. Mommy wasn't home yesterday to help me.
    QUINN

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  14. Cody...we're sorry sweetie but you look too sweet to truly look grumpy! Maybe if they do a "fun guy" campaign you could win that one!!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Me? "Fun Guy?" I don't think so! "Fat Guy" maybe, but "Fun Guy????" MOL!

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  15. Athena and I feel your pain, Cody. But you are so loved by us and all your followers. Look how many comments you get!

    Hugs from me, and lots of purrs from Athena xx

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    1. awww you are so sweet! I really don't get a lot, when I RESPOND it makes it LOOK like a lot :)
      xoxoxo
      We love YOU and your Mom too!

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  16. Aww Cody we love you just as much if not more. Gave some love on FB and Twitter.
    Sue B

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    1. Sue you are just the SWEETEST! We LOVE YOU TOO!
      xoxo

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  17. don't worry Cody....we love you no matter what :)

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  18. Awww, Cody. You're a sweet kind of Grumpy. :p

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  19. Never mind, Cody, we love you - especially your interjections!! ;)

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    1. Austin YOU ROCK! THANK YOU for "getting it!!"
      xoxoxo

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  20. Cody I do think you look furry grumpy too and that you should roll in all that kibbles !
    XOXO

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    1. ummmm did you happen to pay attention to who is the STAR of the blog where you just wrote that? MOL MOL MOL MOL!!!
      Love, Cody

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  22. One spokescat per company is hardly enough. Don't these people know there is a revolution going on? Just wait - someone is going to get it and when they do, they will have 22 spokescats and a cast of thousands backing them up. THEN we will see Cody Spokescat for sure!

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  23. Oh boy, I wonder what can be done to placate Cody? He probably has a list of demands.... :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  24. Never mind Cody, do you really want to be famous for being a grump?

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  25. MOL! Cody, you make a great Grumpy Cat!

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  26. I'm p.o.ed at Friskies for another reason (or 2). I belong to Friskies Explorers and they used to have a great feature for creating scenes with your cat in it. I went to look for it recently and it's GONE. All they have are their stupid commercials. Bah. Cody, the special needs' cat get all the attention.

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  27. We agree with Cody. He was robbed! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  28. Cody, don't be jealous, you have us! We are your fan base and we love you!
    Purrs

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  29. Oh Cody - there are bigger and better things waiting for you out there ;)

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  30. Hey Cody let "her" be the grumpy cat,you are way to much fun to be grumpy and to be fair she ain't my cup of tea,but you you'er the mancat!xx Speedy

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