Tuesday Throwback: Pepsi Points Can Buy You Cool Swag, But A Harrier Jet?

In this 1996 Pepsi commercial, a teenager shows off the cool stuff he got from Pepsi Points. He has a Pepsi T-shirt, which was 75 points. He has a leather jacket, which was 1450 Pepsi Points. Shades were 175 points. And then, he rolls up to school in a Harrier Jet…7,000,000 Pepsi Points. This one is best remembered because a business student found a loophole and ended up suing Pepsi for his Harrier Jet. Spoiler alert: he lost. Though Pepsi did end up changing the commercial to 700,000,000 points for the jet.

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Pepsi Remakes Its Classic Cindy Crawford Commercial With Emojis

Cindy Crawford starred in this iconic 1992 Pepsi Super Bowl commercial, which further catapulted her into the supermodel and pop culture stratosphere. Now Pepsi has remade it with emojis. In their words, “it’s been Pepsi eMOLEjified”, which is a pun that’s part clever and part makes me want to throw something. As for the spot, I find it to be a big ehh. Maybe it’ll cause some nostalgia for people who remember the original, but it’s just reminding me that emojis and hashtags shouldn’t be used too much in advertising. It just makes it look like you’re trying too hard to appeal to the youth. And speaking of the youth, I doubt they’ll really get the reference to the original ad, unless they’ve seen the funny¬†James Corden¬†parody.

Marshawn Lynch Gives Lip Service To Pepsi

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch loves Skittles. He hates talking to the media. So Pepsi plays on his reticence in this new commercial. Marshawn seems to be speaking, but we hear a feminine voice. Of course, that’s because a woman is speaking, while Marshawn is just moving his lips.

Arby’s Has Pepsi!

Arby’s has a deal with Pepsi to feature the cola in at least two TV ads each year. The only problem is that by the time Arby’s finished all their TV spots this year, Pepsi was only in one. So they went to their agency Fallon, and created this simple, funny, and ultimately great commercial voiced by Ving Rhames. Sometimes the best work can happen almost by accident.

 

 

SodaStream And Scarlett Johansson Call Out Coke And Pepsi, Get Censored

Continuing a trend that’s been going on for a few years now, many Super Bowl commercials are available online before the big game. SodaStream will have a commercial, but it’ll be different from this one. Why? As reported on AdFreak, the “sorry, Coke and Pepsi” line was a sticking point. Pepsi is the official sponsor of the halftime show, and Coke is Coke. So yeah. Here’s the original.

That Stupid Pepsi Next Ad With The Baby

In the last post, I wrote about a Pepsi Max commercial/short film starring NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. It was good stuff that kept you interested even if the twist wasn’t completely unexpected. But this Pepsi Next ad just sucks. Oh look, the clueless husband and wife are SO BLOWN AWAY by Pepsi Next that they ignore their CGI baby doing crazy things. They even need their camera because they are really dumb…much like the mouth-breathing audience that this spot will probably appeal to. This is a commercial that makes people hate commercials.

Pepsi Max’s Commercial Starring “Uncle Drew” AKA Kyrie Irving

At 5 minutes, this Pepsi Max short film/commercial is one of the longest videos I’ve ever posted on here. But it’s some good stuff. Here’s the description from YouTube: Pepsi MAX went to a pick-up game in Bloomfield, NJ pretending to shoot a documentary on a basketball player named “Kevin.” When his Uncle Drew came into the game, some magical things happened. It’s only been up since Friday, but already has more than 2,000,000 views. Enjoy!

Uncle Drew got game.

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