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PRCA 3030: No More Scantily Clad Britney Spears During the Super Bowl?

For the past 23 years, Pepsi has aired commercials during the Super Bowl.  This year however, Pepsi is taking a very different marketing approach.  I just finished watching a video on CNN.com that details Pepsi’s decision to switch advertising approaches.  Chief Marketing Officer of Pepsi, Jill Bearud, says, “It was not in the spirit of what we were trying to accomplish this year,” referring to producing multi-million dollar commercials.  Beraud later says that “Social networking enables you to have a relationship with your consumers.  In the past it’s always been about brands talking to consumers.  This is really a dialogue, and that’s whats new.”

Instead, Pepsi is using social media to launch the “Pepsi Refresh Project“.  Through this project, the public can suggest various causes and charities to which Pepsi will donate roughly $20 million dollars.

Richard Laermerauthor and CEO of RLM PR, was quoted saying that “They’re (Pepsi) probably getting more attention for not doing the Super Bowl ad than they would have for doing the Super Bowl ad”.

If Pepsi likes the results they get with their new methods, then the world will no longer be seeing this:

February 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm 2 comments


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