Tag: consumer engagement

Bud Light Takes its “Up for Whatever” Campaign Too Far

Anheuser-Busch InBev is swarming in criticism stemming from part of its “Up for Whatever” campaign, by BBDO. The company has published 140 scroll messages on its bottles since the campaign’s inception two years ago. One of the messages came under fire last week, “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary,” which has been linked to rape culture.

Coca-Cola to Reintroduce Popular “Share a Coke” Campaign, This Time with More Names and Package Varieties

Coca-Cola is bringing back its successful “Share a Coke” initiative, first launched in Australia in 2011 and brought to the US in 2014. This time, the company will include over three times the names and expand its package varieties in an attempt to increase sales volume primarily from Millennials.

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Starbucks’ “Race Together” Campaign is Pulled Following Harsh Criticism

Starbucks is launching a new campaign that has generated much controversy. “Race Together” is meant to spur conversation about race relations in the US between baristas and consumers. Many worry that racial relations in the U.S. is too big of a topic for the company to embrace, yet CEO Howard Schultz stands firm behind his decision.