Posts Tagged ‘Coke’

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This week, Coca Cola has released a new campaign, which they claim is part of their commitment to help fight obesity.

With the brand being threatened, Coca Cola is trying to take a leadership position on the issue by trying to reframe the discussion around ways to still enjoy Coke without becoming obese.

But is it just sugar coating the issue or the brand behaving responsibly?

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Colour is often talked about as a powerful brand asset. It can distinguish your brand from others in the market or indeed separate different products within your brand range.

Changing your primary brand colour, even for limited special seasonal packaging, can backfire as Coca Cola have learned in the USA.

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A Coca-Cola Pop-up Brand Experience
Coca-Cola have converted a delivery truck into a happiness machine on wheels delivering “doses” of happiness in the streets of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  With the line ‘Where will happiness strike next?’ Coca-Cola literally delivers a brand experience worth smiling about, check out after the jump.

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The Fourth and Fifth Chapters in our Comprehensive Trend Report
Over the last three Mondays we’ve published the first three sections of our research report into trends in visual language. This Monday and next Monday we’ll publish the final chapters of the report. In this week’s chapters we’re exploring trends in brand visual language of ‘Shape Shifting’, ‘QR Codes’ as well as a number of typographic trends we’ve spotted.

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The Third Chapter in our Comprehensive Trend Report
Over the last two Mondays we’ve published the first two sections of our research report into trends in visual language. Each Monday for the next four weeks we’ll publish another chapter. This week’s chapter focuses on trends in brand visual language of ‘Affordable Luxury’, ‘the Cult of Personality’ and ‘Urban Attitude’.

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The Second Chapter in our Comprehensive Trend Report
on the Visual Language of Brand Identity

Last Monday we published the first section of our report into trends in visual language. Each Monday for the next five weeks we’ll publish another chapter. This week’s chapter focuses on trends in brand visual language related to ‘Authenticity’.

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Flicking through the news today I came across a post on John Gruber’s Daring Fireball blog. Canon is beginning the process of acquisition for the .canon top level domain name. Based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTDL) registration system which will allow a company name, brand name, geographic region, or service type to be used as a gTLD within website and e-mail addresses. The new system is expected to be approved in the second half of next year from then on you can expect to see all the major international brands doing the same. It wont be long before we see .nike, .coke and .apple

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A Packaging Icon
Few brands boast packaging that has gained iconic status – the ability for cultures all around the world to identify the product purely from the form of its bottle. Coke has long understood the brand equity within the proprietary bottle shape, maintaining the authenticity of their packaging as it has evolved over the years.

Here’s a photo that shows the evolution from Coke’s first bottle, through to their current packaging – a snapshot of the fascinating visual history of this most valuable brand property.

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Walking the streets of Paris recently I was struck by the appearance of the latest point of sale campaign for Coke. It wasn’t the visual language of the campaign that struck me, nor a stunning creative execution, there were no bronzed & cut young French guys or girls. In fact what struck me wasn’t anything that I saw, more what I didn’t see. There was no photographic image, no brand colours, no copy line, strictly speaking there was not even a product shot – an unusual approach for retail point of sale to say the least.

Coke Paris point of sale

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