Coke eyes another sales boost after bringing back ‘Share a Coke’

Coca-Cola is bringing back its ‘Share a Coke’ marketing campaign next month after last year’s debut helped lift sales and consumers’ perception of the brand. 

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More than a thousand names will appear on packs and bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero from today (2 June). Limited number large PET bottles will carry ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’, while some 330ml cans will include ‘mate’ and ‘friends’. 

A multi-million pound campaign will back the launch of the initiative including an ad featuring ‘Bobby’ the dog on a mission to find his personalised bottle.

The ad, which launches next week online and on TV 17 July, is backed by outdoor, experiential and online activity including a site that allows people to buy personalised bottles from a choice of 500,000 names.

Last year’s campaign was a big success for Coke helping it outperform the soft drink market in both volume and value sales by a significant margin. YouGov BrandIndex data tracked to the end of the campaign also appeared to show the initiative had a positive impact on sentiment towards its brands.

Bobby Brittain, the new marketing strategy and activation director at Coca-Cola Great Britain, says: “We were overwhelmed by the reception our consumers gave Share a Coke last year.

“Having successfully run the campaign in many markets worldwide, we’ve received a lot of feedback from those at the heart of the campaign, our consumers.”

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