Since it hasn’t been mentioned yet this week on the blog, I wanted to take a minute to note how unbelievably ecstatic Kentucky Fried Chicken’s PR team must be right now.
On Monday, over 31 million viewers tuned in to watch the final goodbyes to Michael Jackson. It was a ceremony filled with joy, celebrating the King of Pop’s life and accomplishments, and of sadness.
One memorable speech came from NBA-great, Magic Johnson. Although his speech was full of sentiment, there was one specific part that made viewers laugh and KFC rich- or so they hope. Magic Johnson informed the world that Michael Jackson loved his Kentucky Fried Chicken (cue the lines and cash register sounds). Talk about great product placement! Some skeptics say the chain paid for this mention, but I don’t agree. I think it was just a friend looking back on great times and the many surprises Michael Jackson had to offer. In case you haven’t seen it, watch the speech here.