The advertising legend of Aretha Franklin

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Aretha in a spot for Prodigy Internet

Aretha in a spot for Prodigy Internet

Amoco, Snickers,
Pizza Hut, and McDonald’s
are just a few
of the brands
that made their mark
with help from
The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin built an empire that extended far beyond the boundaries of music. Besides her stellar career as a vocalist and pianist, the Memphis-born, Detroit-raised Queen of Soul achieved memorable success as an actor and a political influencer, making her a spokesperson for more than one generation.

She did it all with an amount of grace and dignity that is rarely found among celebrities and media personalities. Perhaps that is why she also had such great success as a commercial ambassador.

Amoco, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and Snickers are just a few of the brands that made their mark with help from The Queen of Soul.

Like the rest of the world, Reel Chicago will forever remain indebted to Aretha Franklin. As a tribute to her unique passion, musical talent, and unrivaled class, we share the following review of her advertising career, originally compiled by REELBLACK TV.

 
ARETHA FRANKLIN IN COMMERCIALS: A BRAND BY ITSELF
COMPILED BY REELBLACK TV

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