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Coca Cola’s ‘America The Beautiful’ Ad Causes Controversy

Coca Cola’s ‘America The Beautiful’ Ad Causes Controversy

By Val Powell February 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

This year Coca Cola ditched its lovable polar bears, opting instead for  for a more arousing Super Bowl commercial. Coca Cola chose to go with an ad that they had to have known would spark controversy — but some call …

How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920′s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As …

Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop

There have been a lot of growing concerns lately over the artificial sweeteners used in Diet Coke and other foods and beverages. We’ve heard for years about how certain artificial sweeteners can cause cancer and heart disease and contributes to …

Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure? Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure?
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From hot coffee to cold showers, humans have anxiously sought the mystical remedy that is the perfect hangover cure. However, thanks to a Chinese food study that was published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, that painful, …

Apple And Google Are Now Bigger Than Coke Apple And Google Are Now Bigger Than Coke

The big Best Global Brands report from Interbrand has been released, and for the first time, Coca-Cola is not the number one brand. It actually fell to number three, with Apple and Google holding the first and second spots respectively. …

Coke Formula Claim Goes Up For Auction Coke Formula Claim Goes Up For Auction

Every few years someone pops up with a claim that they’ve uncovered the legendary formula for Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has kept the formula a carefully guarded secret for decades, and always shoots down claims. In 2011, public radio …

Spotify Gets Another $100 Million In Funding Spotify Gets Another $100 Million In Funding

Spotify has attracted a new $100 million round of funding, valuing the company at nearly $3 billion, according to various reports. According to the New York Times’ Media Decoder, Coca-Cola is becoming a minority investor in the company as part …

Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol
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Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) has released a study saying that more than half of leading colas contain the minute traces of alcohol. The study found that even the big brands, like Coke and Pepsi, contain .0001 percent or …

Coke Machine Gives Out Cupcakes And Digital Cameras Coke Machine Gives Out Cupcakes And Digital Cameras
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From time to time, Coca-Cola will set up what it calls a Coca-Cola Happiness Machine. Basically, it’s a Coke machine that gives away prizes. The company has taken to social media to promote the machine and drum up interest in …

Coca-Cola CEO: We're Not Responsible for Obesity Coca-Cola CEO: We're Not Responsible for Obesity
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Obesity in adults and children has been linked to a number of foods and beverages over the years. According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola are to blame, as well. So concerned is he …

Colorless Coca-Cola Can Could Reduce Pollution Colorless Coca-Cola Can Could Reduce Pollution
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Here is an artist’s conception of a can of coke that uses no paint, which can introduce pollutants into the environment when they are printed and when when they are borken down for recycling. The project comes from award winning …

New Study Contrasts Favorite Brands by Affiliation New Study Contrasts Favorite Brands by Affiliation
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Buyology Inc.’s new study takes a look at subconscious brand attachments and reveals some interesting contrasts between Democrats and Republicans. What they found is that sometimes the values of your political party give rise to certain brand preferences. Not surprising, …

Coca-Cola In Talks To Buy Monster Beverage Corp Coca-Cola In Talks To Buy Monster Beverage Corp

It was reported today by the Wall Street Journal that Coca-Cola is considering buying energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. On news that Coca-Cola was looking into the acquisition, Monster’s stock went up 11% pushing Monster’s market value to $11 …

Spotify Partners with Coca-Cola! Spotify Partners with Coca-Cola!
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Spotify held a special announcement event today and many fans of the streaming music service were speculating that it had to do with the much anticipated tablet version of the service for iPad. Sadly for many, this was not the …

Coke Launches Facebook Campaign Focused On Earth Month

Coca-Cola has launched a new Facebook campaign to raise awareness of Earth Month and help support Ocean Conservancy, the oldest and largest marine conservation organization in the U.S.

Coca Cola Teaming Up With Posterous For NCAA B-Ball Tournament Event

When I saw this ‘announcement’ I really wanted to check into what was going on because it involved a brand I have been a lifelong fanatic of (Coca Cola) and one that I have recently started to really enjoy, Posterous.

Coca-Cola Calls On Bloggers For Global Social Media Campaign
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Coca-Cola has launched a social media campaign that will send three bloggers to more than 200 countries over the period of a year.

The campaign called "Expedition 206" is part of the beverage makers Open Happiness marketing effort launched at the beginning of the year.

Coca-Cola has selected nine finalists and is allowing fans to make the final decision by voting for their favorite candidates on the Expedition 206 website through November 6. Fans can vote once each day during the three-week voting period.