From the FW: Back in 1993, Coke attempted to connect with the disaffected members of Generation X through a soda that was just as snarky and “over it” as they were. With a trendy can designed by graphic novelists Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes, a pithy catchphrase (“Things Are Going to Be OK”) and a vaguely citrus-y taste, OK Soda was unleashed on a few markets around the country. The soda even came with a “manifesto,” with phrases like “What’s the point of OK? Well, what’s the point of anything?” printed on the can. Unsurprisingly, a soda featuring sad-looking Gen X-ers staring you down while you guzzle failed to connect with the public. Coke discontinued the beverage, but it has achieved something of a cult following on the Web.
I always thought it tasted like mop water. Not that I know what mop water tastes like. Shut up.
(via The FW)
Posted in Art and Design, Marketing & Advertising, Retro
Tagged 90s, Charles Burns, Coca-Cola, Coke, Daniel Clowes, OK Soda, package design, pop culture, retro soda, soda can art, Soft drink
It hasn’t been moved in 86 years, but today the secret is out – The Coca-Cola Company has moved the125-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola to a new home at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. For the first time in history, the vault containing the secret formula will be visible to the public in a permanent exhibit titled The Vault of the Secret Formula, opening today at the World of Coca-Cola.
Photo Source: Coke
I think this might be Pepsi’s vault for it’s formula.
Posted in Funny Pictures & Videos, Marketing & Advertising, New Products & Gadgets, Weird News Crazy Videos and Conspiracy
Tagged Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Company, Coca-cola vault, Coke book, coke vault, Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO's Life Story of Building the World's Most Popular Brand, Pepsi, safes, secret formula, secret formula coke book, Vault (soft drink), World of Coca-Cola
It was revealed the other day that Minnesota Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie partied down with celebs at a posh Hollywood nightclub recently. The bar tab? $100k. I couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money even if I had it, but to each their own, right?
Lets take a look at other things with a $100k price tag.
- A promoted trend on Twitter for 24 hours costs about $100k and brands like Coca-Cola and AT&T are buying
- Panasonic 103-inch HD 3D plasma TV
- $100k per second is about what an advertiser paid to run a commercial during the Super Bowl earlier this month.
- The 7-Series BMW costs about $100k if you have some serious negotiating powers.
- You can franchise a Drifter’s Hanburgers fast-food joint
Posted in Celebrity News & Gossip, Minnesota, Sports, Weird News Crazy Videos and Conspiracy
Tagged AT&T, BMW, Bryant McKinnie, Coca-Cola, drifter's hamburgers, Hollywood, Minnesota Vikings, Panasonic 3D TV, Super Bowl, Twitter