Tag Archives: Coca-Cola

Pro-LGBT Coke Ads Anger Hungary’s Ruling Party

Reuters reports: Advertisements by Coca-Cola around a music festival in Hungary that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the conservative ruling party. The posters, in tandem with the week-long “Love Revolution” event starting on Wednesday in Budapest, show gay people and couples smiling with slogans like “zero sugar, zero prejudice”. On Sunday, Fidesz’s …

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Delta And Coke Apologize For “Plane Crush” Promotion

The Washington Post reports: Falling in love on an airplane is the kind of story you only ever hear in a bar or see in a Lifetime movie. But for a brief time this winter, Delta Air Lines wanted to help passengers make it a reality — by gently nudging them to hit on other passengers. With cocktail napkins. “Be …

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Coca-Cola In Talks To Produce Pot-Infused Drink

Bloomberg reports: The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD — the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high. “We are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as …

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Coke’s Super Bowl Ad Triggers Todd Starnes [VIDEO]

Todd Starnes is ever so pissed about last night’s Coke ad: Coca-Cola’s new Super Bowl commercial celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community — along with a special wink-wink, nod-nod to the non-binary/transgender crowd. The commercial, which aired during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, includes a same-sex couple and a person who identifies with the pronoun “them.” There’s a …

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Brother And Sister Battle For Attention Of Hunky Pool Boy In New Commercial From Coca-Cola [VIDEO]

If the haters aren’t already boycotting Coke, this will probably do it. Britain’s Attitude Magazine reports: Coca-Cola have just released an early contender for our favourite ad campaign of the year – and it’s one that manages to combine humour with a refreshingly inclusive take on modern family life. The hilarious new commercial sees a hunky pool boy inspire some …

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PETITION: Activists Demand That Major Corporations Revoke Sponsorship Of GOP Convention

From the petition posted by MoveOn: Donald Trump has repeatedly belittled Latinos, Muslims, Black people, women and people with disabilities with his hate speech, misogyny, Islamophobia, and racism. This has greatly inflamed a national atmosphere already hostile to these groups and is inspiring a dramatic rise in harassment and violent attacks against these groups. Now companies like Google, AT&T, Coca …

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Coca-Cola Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Yesterday Coca-Cola marked National Coming Out Day with the above tweet. Stand by for an avalanche of outrage.

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BRAZIL: Oscar-Winner Dustin Lance Black Directs Anti-Bullying Short For Coca-Cola [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: Black was recently tapped by Pereira & O’Dell to direct three short films for Coca-Cola in Latin America, challenging young people to choose compassion over bullying. One of the films, “The Text,” revolves around gay teens. Another series of ads, from JWT New York for Tylenol, examines the makeup of the modern family. Next up for Black: When …

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Coca-Cola Has Got Your Back (This Time)

“Coca-Cola does not support any legislation that discriminates, in our home state of Georgia or anywhere else. Coca-Cola values and celebrates diversity. We believe policies that would allow a business to refuse service to an individual based upon discrimination of any kind, does not only violate our Company’s core values, but would also negatively affect our consumers, customers, suppliers, bottling …

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Coca-Cola Takes On Internet Haters With Super Bowl Ad Starring Michael Sam

Via AdWeek: If you’ve spent more than three seconds on the Internet, you know it can be a pretty horrible place, swarming with cyberbullies and trolls who’ve turned comment sections into rotting hate-fests and people’s own personal social pages into sources of despair. Coca-Cola hopes to change all that—or at least, steer things in a different direction—with its 2015 Super …

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From Red State Dems

Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Tod)

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Glenn Beck Has The Coca-Cola Sadz

“So somebody tweeted last night and said, ‘Glenn, what did you think of the Coke ad?’ And I said, ‘Why did you need that to divide us politically?’ Because that’s all this ad is. It’s in your face, and if you don’t like it, if you’re offended by it, you’re a racist. If you do like it, you’re for immigration. …

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Breitbart Has The Coca-Cola Sadz

“Executives at Coca Cola thought it was a good idea to run a 60 second Super Bowl ad featuring children singing America The Beautiful – a deeply Christian patriotic anthem whose theme is unity – in several foreign languages. The ad also prominently features a gay couple. Conservatives instantly lit up social media with objections, with many vowing to boycott …

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Gay Family Featured In Coke Super Bowl Ad, Bigots Attack Over Spot’s Music

Last night’s Super Bowl ad from Coca-Cola included a fleeting shots of two men holding hands on a skating ring with a young girl holding the hand of one of the men. But it was that the spot’s music, America The Beautiful sung in foreign languages, that has brought out the haters. So far. TIME Magazine recaps the reaction: Coca …

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Coalition Of Human Rights Groups: Sochi’s Top Corporate Sponsors Must Speak Out

A coalition of 40 human rights groups have issued a joint letter to the top ten corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics which demands that they denounce Russia’s abuses against LGBT people. Via press release: Corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics should act now to urge Russia to halt the rising tide of discrimination, harassment and threats against lesbian, …

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Coke Pulls Web Promo

Towleroad reports that Coca-Cola has apologized for the social media campaign created by its South African division. When users attempted to add the word “gay” to their image of a Coke can, the response was “Oops, let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.” Here is Coke’s statement: “We are aware that the Share a Coke promotion we are running in …

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Coke Classy

Coke’s robot agent isn’t very helpful. Via Queer Nation.

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Share A Coke With…

In the growing campaign to shame Olympic advertisers, activists are using the website of Coca-Cola South Africa, where you can personalize a Coke can and click to share it on social media. I used the above message and added the McDonald’s hashtag #CheersToSochi.  (Tipped by JMG reader Mark) NOTE: If you try to type the word “gay” you get this …

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Queer Nation Tweaks Coca-Cola Ad

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BRITAIN: Activists Crash Coke Event

Anna Leach reports at Gay Star News: Protestors gate-crashed a Coca-Cola Christmas PR stunt in London’s Covent Garden today, in opposition to the global brand’s sponsorship of the Sochi Olympics. The gay rights activists, including Peter Tatchell, tried to climb on the roof of the Coca-Cola truck parked in the center of London on one of the busiest Christmas shopping …

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