POPSUGAR Celebrity

Alton Brown Is Welch's New Spokesman

Nov 12 2008 - 3:03am

Dunkin' Donuts [1] has Rachael Ray [2], T.G.I. Fridays [3] has Guy Fieri [4], and Applebee's [5] has Tyler Florence [6], so it's only natural for Welch's [7] to want their very own Food Network spokesperson. They've found the perfect match [8] in food scientist Alton Brown. Brown will appear in the new 100 percent grape juice from Concord grapes campaign. He'll appear in television, print, and online advertising. Chris Heye, vice president of marketing for Welch's, explains why Alton is the perfect fit for grape juice:

People have a growing interest in foods and beverages that deliver health benefits. Alton is the perfect partner to help us explain the science behind our Concord grapes and the health benefits they deliver to moms and their families. He has a knack for conveying these messages in a way that is both engaging and credible.

The ads will run from now until March 2009. Although it may seem like an unlikely partnership, Alton selling grape juice is no stranger to me than Rachael selling donuts. What do you think, does Alton Brown make you want to buy grape juice?

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