Among the iconic, long-standing TV programs that Americans tune in to, one factor can be vital to their longevity: evolution. In “The Simpsons,” Lisa goes from always wanting a pony as a pet to being a vegetarian and a mini-activist, whereas Walter White went from being a desperate chemistry teacher to a drug lord in “Breaking Bad.”
Eclectic mix of music artists unites to celebrate soccer
June 10, 2014
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo's Pepsi brand released its complete 11-track “Beats of the Beautiful Game” album, an exclusive collection of anthemic songs by chart-topping musicians inspired by the energy and spirit of football, which is known as soccer in the United States.
Headline performances by Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and The Roots
December 23, 2013
Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL, announced its concert lineup for the four-day weekend during Super Bowl 2014 at the Bud Light Hotel. The lineup includes headline performances by musical artists the Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons as well as a tribute to New York City’s hip-hop history curated by The Roots. Last month, the brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced that the Bud Light Hotel will take place on a brand-new cruise ship docked in the Hudson River in New York.
What does it take to make a great package? According to Beverage Industry’s Best Packages of 2013 survey, emotional appeal, form and function, and a custom shape can give brands a leg up in the competitive beverage marketplace.
Marketing effort to celebrate fan enthusiasm, connect fans with the game all season long
September 9, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand is kicking off the 2013 NFL season by celebrating the passion and excitement that fans everywhere have for the game of football with the launch of a multi-faceted brand campaign titled "Are You Fan Enough?" Pepsi will enhance the fan experience throughout the season by bringing them closer to the teams, players and ultimately the game, according to the brand.
Eight winners received VIP concert passes, meet-and-greet with the pop star
August 19, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand released a super fan video featuring the eight winners of its “Dance for a Chance” contest. The winners worked with pop star Beyoncé’s choreographer, Chris Grant, to create a unique video of them dancing to her hit song “Grown Woman.”
Dollar sales for carbonated beverages in U.S. retail stores increased by 1.9 percent in 2012 compared with the prior year; however, volume decreased by 1.6 percent, according to Euromonitor International, Chicago.
Campaign gives fans the chance to star in ‘super fan’ video
July 3, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand is calling on its fans to “Dance for a Chance” to win exclusive prizes and opportunities as part of the brand’s Iconic Summer promotion. Starting July 4, fans who submit a 10-second dance video clip themed after Pepsi's latest TV commercial, “Mirrors,” featuring R&B artist Beyoncé, may be eligible to win the chance to appear in a unique "super fan" music video choreographed by Beyoncé's choreographer, Chris Grant.
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