Many famous brands got their start in straightforward ways. For example, agricultural machinery giant John Deere was founded in the 1830s by an Illinois blacksmith who invented an innovative plow, and candy behemoth Mars Inc. can trace its beginnings to the early 1920s, when then-struggling candy maker Frank Mars launched the Milky Way bar, which proved an immediate hit. However, when it comes to other iconic brands, the stories of how they were established might surprise you.
Take a look at the quiz below from Ad Week and see how you do on their quiz “How Did These Famous Brands Get Their Start?”.
Nothing ever stays the same. Brands change their logos, their strategies, and sometimes even their entire business and product lines.
Take the quiz to find out if you know how some iconic companies got their start. Give it your best guess-but if you don’t know, don’t cheat!