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Topic: Pepsico

How Gatorade, a College Coach's Concoction, Created a $12.5 Billion Industry

The original thirst quencher

Michael Jordan made Gatorade famous the night he nearly killed himself. It was Game 5 of the NBA finals in 1997, the series tied at 2-2. The Chicago Bulls' legendary…

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…

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…

New MLB Commish Says Digital Media and Hispanic Marketing Can Grow Baseball

Rob Manfred also wants faster play, in-market streaming and more social

Rob Manfred's reign as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball will begin in earnest Sunday night with the first pitch of the regular season. The 56-year-old former lawyer, who…

Can Data Help Maker Studios Guarantee a Hit for The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman?

Nerd Court is now in session

In a heated exchange before a judge, YouTuber Commander Holly (real name: Holly Conrad) faces off against actress Tina Huang. The issue at hand is one that has divided many…

The Super Bowl Is Turning Into Digital Advertising's Biggest Day

Brands invest in online campaigns, not just TV spots

As Super Bowl audiences demand more second-screen content and as online ad opportunities expand, brands are aggressively growing their presence beyond merely multimillion-dollar TV spots. It's about so much more than…

Why the Super Bowl Halftime Show Has Become the Biggest Ad of All

Katy Perry, brands poised to win big

For brands that know the score, music and sports can be a winning combination—and nowhere more than the Super Bowl halftime show, the height of music, sports and pop culture…

Pepsi's Music Chief Makes the Super Bowl Sing

On the brand's ties with artists like Katy Perry

Emma Quigley, who joined PepsiCo last October as its first North American head of music, is a heavy hitter in music, having spent the previous two years leading global marketing…

Here Is How the Coke Vs. Pepsi Battle Plays Out on YouTube

One gets huge engagement, the other draws far more subscribers

Virool today is rolling out two free tools, dubbed ChannelWatch and VideoSpy, for digital video marketers that help them analyze how brands fare against one another. Since YouTube is a…

PepsiCo’s Javier Farfan Talks About Blowing Up Genres and What Makes Great Creative

The Clio music juror listens for authentic chords

Creating a new cultural fluency for a brand as large and diverse as PepsiCo seems like a tall order. But sitting across from the man charged with that task—a denim-draped,…

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