Coca-Cola Made Detachable Bottle Labels That Work as Wristbands for Music Festivals

Yet another cool packaging innovation

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No one does packaging stunts quite like Coca-Cola, and here’s another clever idea from the soda giant—bottle labels that detach and become working wristbands that young people can use to access music festivals.

The wristbands, developed by McCann Bucharest, came in eight designs. Not every one granted access to a festival—you had to scan it with a special app to see if it was a winner—but McCann says youngsters started collecting and wearing them as fashion statements.

Coke partnered with the main music festivals in Romania, including Transylvania’s Untold Festival, recently named Best Major European Festival at the European Festival Awards.

McCann says the campaign reached 75 percent of Romanian teens and resulted in a sales bump of 11 percent.

Client: Coca-Cola
Creative Agency: McCann Bucharest
Catalin Dobre – CCO, McCann Worldgroup Romania
Alexandru Vasile – Copywriter, McCann Bucharest
Lia Bira – Art Director, McCann Bucharest
PR Agency: McCann RP Romania
Digital Agency: MRM//McCann Romania

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.