Coke, Pepsi gear up for World Cup war
To start with, Coca- Cola India is planning to launch an aggressive ad campaign featuring its new brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar to build its corporate image. On the other hand, PepsiCo India is in the process of rolling out a high-decibel television campaign which includes four television commercials featuring MS Dhoni, Harbajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and cine star Ranbir Kapoor during the ICC World Cup 2011. To usher in the summer, PepsiCo India is currently getting ready to launch a multi-media ad campaign to promote its brands during the peak season.
Cashing in on the popularity of the ICC World Cup 2011 and IPL-4, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are unleashing ad campaigns and ground activations to woo consumers. In fact, cola wars may pitch Sachin Tendulkar against MS Dhoni in the next few months. While captain MS Dhoni is leading PepsiCo’s ad campaigns, star batsman Sachin Tendulkar will lead Coke’s corporate and brand campaigns. Clearly, there will be a clash between brand Dhoni and brand Sachin in the next few months.
On Coke’s communication strategy, a company spokesperson said, “Sachin Tendulkar is our
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