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      04-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #45
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If there is anything to get upset about it's over the perceived support Pepsi has for the civil unrest and protests going on currently. Those ads showing a single protestor bridging the gap between themselves those upholding the law only accentuate division in my eyes.

Encouraging kids to protest when they don't get their way is something that we don't need more of.

Just my two cents.

That and is it just me or is Kendal getting less and less attractive as she ages?
Precisely, it's glorifying protesting and making the protestors the "good ones" who reach out to the stern looking policeman.

I dont get offended, this doesnt offend me, but my opinion is that this is too far for a soft drink ad. Probably better for pepsi to stay out of these discussions
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      04-10-2017, 04:21 PM   #47
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I don't understand how this made it past the brainstorming phase. It's a dumb commercial with a dumb premise and any dope in the ad department should have seen that this would cause a shitstorm.
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Companies should just stay AWAY from politics. It's one of the oldest rules in business.

Social media has made everybody dumber including execs and marketing agencies.
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People are pussies. That's all
This.

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Controversy aside, this seems like a really dumb commercial. Cringe/10.
Moreso this.

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Its just fucking stupid.
Exactly this, what a terrible ad in general.

Pepsi is trying to convey an image associated to drinking its pop with this add. The fact that the "living bolder" image is so watered down by the actual mix of messages of the types of people in this ad are frustrating. Sure each of these people and the different ethnicities portray some sort of boldness the general feeling of this ad is just a "fakeness" that is purely infuriating. Way to play into something that's been done before Pepsi and done better.
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what the fuck do the activities depicted in the commerical have to do with a 12oz can of high fructose corn syrup and some other chemical bullshit?

that drinking that shit will unite us all??

dumb ass commercial, somebody should be fired ASAP
This is exactly what I thought when I saw it.
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Companies should just stay AWAY from politics. It's one of the oldest rules in business.

Social media has made everybody dumber including execs and marketing agencies.
On the contrary, social media has allowed them more information than ever before. The last 2 years is the first time in my life that I can recall pretty much every adult having some interest and opinion about social welfare and politics in the US. This is made very apparent on social media. Companies like pepsi have noticed, and the boldest have tried to use this "new" interest as a platform for selling product. Obviously a risky move when it comes to something like politics.
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On the contrary, social media has allowed them more information than ever before. The last 2 years is the first time in my life that I can recall pretty much every adult having some interest and opinion about social welfare and politics in the US. This is made very apparent on social media. Companies like pepsi have noticed, and the boldest have tried to use this "new" interest as a platform for selling product. Obviously a risky move when it comes to something like politics.
Yes, because 1/3 likes your view, 1/3 hates it, and 1/3 doesn't care. Its not bold, its dumb as you anger 1/3 of your potential customer base, and at the same time don't gain enough from the other groups. This will lower sales. The people responsible for greenlighting this I'm sure are combing indeed for greenpeace jobs as they are unemployed now and the add agency is reeling from loosing a top client. Advertising is ment to generate sales, not controversy. Bsd idea unless they believe their client base is ignorant snowflakes under the age of thirty, or liberals over 30 living in NYC, Chicago, and LA.
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On the contrary, social media has allowed them more information than ever before. The last 2 years is the first time in my life that I can recall pretty much every adult having some interest and opinion about social welfare and politics in the US.
This is very true and unfortunate. Heck now kids in middle school and high school have strong opinions on shyt whereas just 10 yrs ago we used to go to school to d*ck around/troll and be politically incorrect (and of course study ).

Basically, thanks to social media one cannot escape politics! You can just be watching highlights to get your mind off the world then ESPN will start some PC gibberish. You can't watch nfl or nba w/o some more preaching in your face. Forget late night comedy or movies altogether. Everybody wants to generate controversy and get talked about online.

Social media has been good in many ways, but it's also given the dumbasses of society a voice.
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