Coca-Cola promises ‘most personalised’ Christmas campaign

Coca-Cola is promising to deliver the most “personalised brand experience” yet in one of its Christmas campaigns with a slew of engagement initiatives the company will be hoping will lift sales at the end of a disappointing year for the soft drinks giant.

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The Coke Zone site will host a personalised digital greeting card service that allows video messages to be sent to family and friends, while a festive themed ecommerce platform will sell gifts such as Christmas glass bottles adorned with branded ribbons.

There is also a nod to Share A Coke, with some bottles carrying the name of Santa’s reindeers.

Elsewhere a new TV ad, dubbed ‘Give a Little Happiness’ (see above), which shows people carrying out acts of kindness to the sound of Jimmy Durante singing ‘Make Someone Happy’, will launch later this month. It will be preceded by the annual ‘Holidays are Coming’ ad, which will run from Saturday (8 November).

Bobby Brittain, UK marketing strategy and activation director for Coca-Cola Great Britain, says: “Coca-Cola has a long standing legacy of spreading festive cheer during this season and our much loved campaigns mark the unofficial countdown to Christmas. Our focus on acts of kindness remains true to the values of our Open Happiness global marketing campaign.

“This year our Christmas campaign will serve our fans with a more personalised brand experience than ever before.”

Coke will be hoping for a strong fourth quarter after finding growth hard to come by this year. Its 2013 ‘Share a Coke’ inspired success was not replicated this summer when sales across the portfolio slipped, according to IRI data. Globally, sales are in reverse, falling to $11.98bn in the three months to September from $12bn a year earlier.

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  1. Guest 24 Nov 2014

    The holiday campaign launched by Coca Cola is one falling in
    line with its brand essence, holiday cheer and its “Share a Coke” campaign.
    This campaign falls in line with the historic notion of Coke being a familiar
    kind brand and taps into the emotions that come along with random acts of
    kindness. The different sides of the kindness acts allow for an even deeper
    connection as you see things being performed anywhere for a wife or a homeless
    individual. The deep emotional triggers
    have a heavy toll on viewers, including myself.

    Coke
    has also done a great job at keeping the innovation with its products. For
    example, by implementing the share a coke mentality as well as including names
    of Santa’s reindeer on the bottle is a small good way to keep people interested.
    Furthermore, the ecommerce platform settling the glass bottles is great with
    the holiday theme. I personally love the reoccurring Santa with Coca Cola logo
    and feel as though they are engrained with the holiday theme and can be expected
    year after year just like the decorations, the movies and the food!

  2. Cortney 24 Nov 2014

    The holiday campaign launched by Coca Cola is one falling in
    line with its brand essence, holiday cheer and its “Share a Coke” campaign.
    This campaign falls in line with the historic notion of Coke being a familiar
    kind brand and taps into the emotions that come along with random acts of
    kindness. The different sides of the kindness acts allow for an even deeper
    connection as you see things being performed anywhere for a wife or a homeless
    individual. The deep emotional triggers
    have a heavy toll on viewers, including myself.

    Coke
    has also done a great job at keeping the innovation with its products. For
    example, by implementing the share a coke mentality as well as including names
    of Santa’s reindeer on the bottle is a small good way to keep people interested.
    Furthermore, the ecommerce platform settling the glass bottles is great with
    the holiday theme. I personally love the reoccurring Santa with Coca Cola logo
    and feel as though they are engrained with the holiday theme and can be expected
    year after year just like the decorations, the movies and the food!

    Moving
    forward, it seems as though the Coke brand will be using innovative ideas to
    keep people interested in the product. However, should they be more focused on incorporating
    it into the holiday tradition and make that the focus?

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