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Top 10 Super Bowl ads: Pepsi gets most social buzz

Pepsi got the most social engagement out of the $5m ad spots at this year’s Super Bowl, according to new research.


09/02/2018  |  Full story...

Viral marketing case study: Pepsi Max creates monster mirror stunt

For Halloween 2014, Cinemagoers at the Odeon Bayswater in London were given a shock in the venue's toilets as their appearances in mirrors were morphed to look like a Halloween clown. This case study looks at how Pepsi Max made smart use of augmented reality and social media to get the most out of a scary stunt.

03/10/2017  |  Full story...

User generated marketing: Cheetos Museum

No two Cheetos snacks are alike, Pepsico decided to turn its cheesy snack into a piece of art. This case study looks at how the FMCG giant user user generated content and social media in a fun and engaging way to boost brand engagement.

Cheetos Museum from Kristin Graham on Vimeo.

06/09/2017  |  Full story...

Video marketing fail: Pepsi suffers web backlash for Kendall Jenner 'protest' ad

In April 2017, Pepsi came under fire a video ad where reality TV star Kendall Jenner used a can of Pepsi to soothe tension between protesters and police, sparking accusations that it exploited the "Black Lives Matter" movement. This case study looks at what went wrong for the soft drinks giant...


01/06/2017  |  Full story...

Social mobile case study: Pepsi unites families for Chinese New Year

To mark Chinese New year in 2015, Pepsi started a ‘Bring Happiness Home program’ calling on youngsters to spend more time thinking about their families through self-made videos. The campaign was so successful it generated more than 1.2 billion views during the festive season.

28/10/2015  |  Full story...

WeChat Case Study: Pepsi ‘brings happiness home’ for Chinese New Year


During the lunar new year period, Chinese people send good wishes to friends and family. This case study looks at how PepsiCo, as part of a huge annual holiday campaign called "Bring Happiness Home," gave the tradition a twist.

13/05/2014  |  Full story...

Aliens invade bus shelter for Pepsi Max stunt

London commuters witnessed alien invasions, escaped tigers and giant tentacles emerging from a bus stop window, as part of this new video campaign from Pepsi Max. This case study looks at how the drinks brand generated 5 million YouTube views in a fortnight from a single YouTube upload (and some digital effects trickery)...

02/04/2014  |  Full story...

Social case study: Lays expands ‘Do Us A Flavour’ into year-long social media campaign

Lay’s is running a second campaign for its crowdsourced “Do Us A Flavour” ads, this time incorporating Instagram and Twitter, as Pepsico’s crisp brand looks to boost its reach on smartphones and tablets.

Watch this case study from last year’s US campaign:

Brand: Lays/ Walkers/ PepsiCo | Sector: FMCG, Food | Country: US and UK | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Video, YouTube, Viral, social, Mobile

22/01/2014  |  Full story...

Video case study: Pepsi Max gets 40m YouTube views with ‘Uncle Drew’ basketball star

Pepsi is running a YouTube series capturing the life of an old man with seemingly supernatural basketball skills, attracting nearly 40 million views with brand engagement that extends far beyond a 30-second TV commercial.

Brand: Pepsi Max | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverages | Country: US | Partner/agency: The Marketing Arm | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: YouTube, Social Media, Video

06/11/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi mobile competition challenges users to ‘move like Beyonce’


Pepsi invited fans to submit dance moves via 10-second mobile videos, offering the chance to appear in a video with the singer herself in New York, as the drinks brand looks to increase its reach to mobile users. The soft drink giant’s new summer initiative integrates with the brand’s current TV commercial featuring Beyonce to add a promotional element to its video efforts.
Pepsi’s campaign points to the growing interest from brands to incorporate user-generated mobile video to engage with consumers.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: US |Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Mobile, Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi Max levitation stunt gets 3m YouTube views

Pepsi Max worked with British magician to produce this head-scraching levitation stunt on top of a London double decker bus- getting nearly 3 million YouTube views and plenty of press attention in the process. Working with Pepsi Max and agency Arnold KLP, Dynamo asks us to "Take a moment, and look at things with a different perspective". He then takes his own advice and proceeds to float alongside an iconic double-decker. The spot also makes clever use of technology. Dynamo brings his smartphone along to record his POV, while the camera focuses on the snap-happy crowd. Attaching the hashtag #LiveForNow was also a smart move.

Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, Food and beverage | Country: UK | Partner/agency: Arnold KLP | Objective: brand awareness, consideration and purchase | Format: Outdoor, Video, YouTube, Viral, Social media

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

Banned Sodastream Super Bowl ad becomes Internet hit

A Sodastream commercial has become a hit on YouTube, after being banned from an upcoming Super Bowl spot by broadcaster CBS for mocking rivals.CBS rejected the company's initial attempt at a Super Bowl spot, reportedly, because the content of the spot took a direct swipe at two other Super bowl participants - Coke and Pepsi. After the ban, Sodastream submitted a revised version featuring no brand names. It also released the spot that was rejected by CBS. The banned version is now on YouTube, and has ammased around 2 million views to date.

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Brand: Sodastream | Sector: FMCG, Food and Beverage | Country: US | Objective: Build brand engagement | Agency: Common, Pale Dot Voyage, Octopus of the Mind | Format: YouTube, Video |

06/02/2013  |  Full story...

Pepsi parners Youku Tudou for online film campaign

Pepsi partnered with Chinese Internet TV giant Youku Tudou, for a multi-channel online movie campaign called “Bring Love Home.” The 30-minute web movie premiered simultaneously on,, and in a Beijing theater packed with Pepsi celebrities. Prior to the movie premiere, the campaign successfully generated thousands of uploads, and by the end, the web movie had more than 100 million views.

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Brand: Pepsi | Sector: FMCG, | Objective: Build brand engagement | Country: China | Format: Video, Cinema, Youtube, Viral |

30/01/2013  |  Full story...

How PepsiCo India uses Facebook Reach Block to get 19 million video ad views


Ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2011, PepsiCo India used Facebook’s video ad formats to closely engage with target audiences. The campaign’s main objectives were to create buzz, get the cricket-centric TV spots closer to consumers, create deeper level of engagement for the brand and drive traffic to an application created for the World Cup.

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Brand: PepsiCo India | Media: groupm | Country: India |Sector: Beverages | Agency: Komli | Format: Facebook Reach Block

24/04/2012  |  Full story...

Case study: Pepsi Dear Mr President | Agency: R/GA | Technology: MediaMind | Sector: FMCG | Objective: Brand awareness, brand positiong, purchase intent, engagement | Format: Rich media, social media, microsite & video

Case study: Pepsi Dear Mr PresidentThe goals for Pepsi were to bring awareness to their updated brand and logo, re-establish Pepsi’s position as a youthful challenger brand and tap into the iconic “change” social/political movement of the Obama election. They also wanted to foster brand community through 2-way communication with customers and chose the web and a social marketing model as the way to achieve this. Their ‘Refresh Everything’ message was a natural fit with Obama’s drive for change in politics and social values, and the campaign harnessed video content, social media and digital marketing in innovative ways to reach the millennial generation. The model centered around an open letter to Barack Obama and saw consumers recording their webcam messages directly from a video banner. This got them not only interacting with the banner, but actually creating content and pushing it back to the brand.

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