Blog: Aamir Khan too old for Coke?

Michelle Russell | 28 February 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has become the latest global firm to drop its high profile celebrity brand ambassador in favour of a younger model.

According to The Economic Times, Coca-Cola decided not to renew its brand endorsement contract with Aamir Khan, who has been the face of the brand in India for some ten years. It seems the soft drinks giant is on the lookout for a younger face to connect with the young target market of brand Coke.

Two years ago, PepsiCo made a similar move when it dropped Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, replacing him with a much younger Ranbir Kapoor as the ambassador of brand Pepsi.

While nothing has yet been confirmed, if it is 'young' that Coca-Cola is indeed looking for, how long before we see Justin Bieber as the new face of Coke...?

 


BLOG

Flavour stick "ages whisk(e)y three years in 24 hours"

Whisk(e)y companies spend a lot of money and effort ageing their products for that premium taste....

BLOG

US lacks bottle for craft soda revolution

PepsiCo created a stir last week with the news it is testing a product called Caleb's Kola, with some in the media claiming it was the beginning of a new “craft soda” category....

BLOG

Beer cocktails abound as SABMiller gives Peroni a push

SABMiller's bid to widen the appeal of beer is very much in evidence at its latest 'House of Peroni' - with beer cocktails and a bigger bottle for the Italian lager brand on offer. ...

BLOG

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, SABMiller, the Scotch whisky category and the US wine market....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?