Coca Cola

Pepsi VS Coca Cola

I am slightly late in blogging about this particular subject as this post is back dated to Halloween! The latest battle between the well known coke brands, Pepsi and Coca Cola remind me why I chose to go into advertising…it’s fun! Pepsi came out fighting this October when they showed a playful print ad of a Pepsi can dressed up as Coca Cola to look scary on Halloween. Here it is…

Pepsi HalloweenFunny, right? Great little advert poking fun at Coca Cola and I cannot fault them for it. However the battle between them both gets better when you see Coca Cola’s response to it…

coke responseGenius! Well done Coca Cola, I personally think you won this battle. I love playful wars between brands as long as they are just that – playful. What’s the point in seriously trying to ruin a brands reputation? You lose credibility by doing that, in my opinion anyway. So banter like this, and clever banter at that I very much appreciate. Personally I prefer Coca Cola anyway, and as it is nearly Christmas I’m all over their brand from the moment I see their Christmas advert. However, Pepsi definitely deserves a lot of a credit for even having the guts to tease Coke. Thumbs up for all!

Do you have a favourite advert? Do you have a preference in the brands?

 

It’s Fizzy. It’s Ginger. It’s Phenomenal.

As Summer is coming close to an end, and I go back to University next week, my life isn’t quite yet hectic. Once my lectures are back in full swing and I’m starting my one-day-a-week internship, I’ll hopefully be posting about “A Day In The Life Of An Intern” (or something along the lines of that). But until then, as nothing much is going on I’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to Irn Bru as my sister showed me a montage of Irn Bru adverts from the past few years and I think I should shine light to them. I didn’t realize how funny they were!

Here we go (the title will make sense after watching this)…

 

This was banned from TV, however, it is still hilarious!

 

This is unexpected…

 

“You canny call her Fanny”…

 

Not too sure if this is appropriate for a TV ad – maybe that’s why I’ve never actually seen it on TV!

 

And finally… This is possibly the smartest of all the adverts shown so far as it’s shown throughout Christmas – and we all know the snowman and we know the song too.

Live Like Grandpa Did

 

This is Coca-Cola’s new advert to encourage a healthy life style as part of a anti-obesity campaign. I love it! As Britain – a long with many other countries have a growing waistline it’s about time that companies are trying to emphasize the need for a healthy lifestyle. Coca-Cola are just the kind of big company which needs to help tackle this problem. Ok, I agree, Coca-Cola may be one of the problems with it’s sugar-filled drinks. However, that’s due to people’s own consumption as I’m sure it could be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle if drank as a treat once in a while. My favourite part of the advert is the montage of heart-warming family images at the end. Well done Coke, you get a thumbs up from me.