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Topic: Pepsi

Why Celebrities Want to Be in PepsiCo's Ads

A 'symbiotic relationship' with stars like Beckham, Beyoncé and Jordan

Exactly 50 years ago yesterday, the Frito-Lay snack brand (maker of Fritos, Cheetos and Ruffles) merged with Pepsi-Cola (the famous soda) to form PepsiCo. The merger was big news in 1965, but few predicted the corporate…

Advertisers Can Finally Boogie Again With the Disco Hit Y.M.C.A.

Iconic Village People song lives on in licensing

It's been 38 years since it was written, 26 years since it was in the top 10 and four years since it became the center of a contentious international court…

Nicola Formichetti Has Come a Long Way From Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress'

Diesel creative director on how to grab attention and reboot a global brand

You might not know the name Nicola Formichetti, and yet even the least fashion-savvy among us is sure to have seen his work. The 37-year-old Japanese-Italian designer got his start as…

NBA Ditches Coke for Pepsi After a 30-Year Partnership

Pepsi gets beverage rights for all 4 major sports leagues

By severing Coca-Cola's nearly 30-year relationship with the NBA, PepsiCo will achieve a clean marketing sweep of the four major professional sports leagues this fall. Under the five-year deal, PepsiCo will…

Mountain Dew Turns Tweets Into Online Ads With the Return of Baja Blast

The soda brand goes user-generated for its latest campaign

We've already seen brands like Dunkin' Donuts and West Elm pull social media posts into ads, and now Mountain Dew wants in on the user-generated craze. Earlier today, Mountain Dew announced…

24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Media agencies of the year, Cartier's lovely Valentine's Day ad, and Target's huge Grammy spot

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Adweek names its U.S. Media Agency of the Year MediaCom, Adweek's U.S. Media…

Global Media Agency of the Year: How OMD Became the One to Beat in 2014

And landed Johnson & Johnson's $1 billion account

Mainardo de Nardis remembers the day in 2009 when he first showed up in his new boss's office. Omnicom Media Group CEO Daryl Simm told incoming OMD global CEO de…

Pepsi Abducts the Super Bowl Spotlight With Alien-Inspired Ad Introducing Its Halftime Show

Campaign tallied 54 million views before game even began

While most brands began activating their Super Bowl campaigns over the past month, Pepsi's Hyped for Halftime plans began last Thanksgiving. Using the #halftime hashtag, the brand curated conversations around its…

Lowe's Releases the First Instagram Video Ad Timed to the Super Bowl

'Pay attention' to top brands there on game day

Instagram video ads are new for Super Bowl marketers this year, and Lowe's is buying two spots focusing on how to play host for Sunday's Big Game. The 15-second clips were shot with…

How 6 Advertisers Are Taking Twitter to the Next Level During the Super Bowl

Custom-made tweets and videos are changing the game

Twitter will look different during this year's Super Bowl, with a new video design and in-game highlights posted live by the NFL. There's also more build-up from brands that now…

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