Create a Mascot for Local Museums or Galleries or Libraries
A Mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck or anything used to represent a group with a common identity, such as a school, Museum, Gallery or Library. Mascots are also used as fictional, representative spokespeople. Often mascots are used for merchandising.
“William” The unofficial mascot of the MET, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It is not just about making a mascot. It is about making a mascot which can represent a Museum, Gallery or Library; to make the crowd believe that they will do what it promised and that it is capable of delivering. A mascot alone can help people take the first step in believing in their Museum, Gallery or Library and help them to keep their trust. This in turn dictates that the creator of the mascot must share the same belief, same passion and same trust.
Camilla Corona is a rubber chicken, and is the mission mascot for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It is part of the Education and public outreach team and assists with various functions to help educate the public, mainly children, about the SDO mission, facts about the Sun and space weather. Camilla also assists in cross-informing the public about other NASA missions and space related projects. Camilla Corona SDO uses social media to interact with fans!
Tips on How To make a Mascot
Make Sure the Mascot is Huggable Kids sell products. If you have a huggable, cuddly mascot, a kid will most likely be drawn to this mascot. The trick is to make it as cuddly as possible, to bring the inner child of an adult out as well. How many times have we grinned at the cute antics of the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Make the Mascot Agile You need a versatile mascot. An agile mascot can be used throughout your entire branding campaign. Emails, letters, websites, product packaging – the possibilities should be endless for the use of your mascot.
Make the Mascot Timeless You don’t want just ANY run of the mill mascot that will last a few years and then go out of fashion. You want a mascot that will be timeless, with a few upgrades here and there. Some of the best mascots have been around for years, just occasionally revamped to fit in with the modern day times.