AUSTRALIA Monday June 26, 2017: Following the launch of Coca-Cola No Sugar earlier this month, Coca-Cola South Pacific is continuing to build momentum behind the product with an innovative new sampling platform.  The sampling campaign - Coca-Cola’s largest ever -officially commenced this month at an influencer-led activation that featured international recording superstar Kelly Rowland.

Rowland was joined at the activation by Madison and Lana from Australian comedy team SketchShe, gaming and tech YouTuber ChampChong and pop star Tom Jay Williams. More than 3,000 samples of the very first cans of Coca-Cola No Sugar in Australia were handed out as the influencers travelled around Parramatta in a Coke-branded truck while interacting with consumers through Facebook Live.

Coca-Cola No Sugar has also unveiled its new TVC, which was broadcast for the first time yesterday (25 June), offering consumers an interactive sampling experience. To receive a free Coca-Cola No Sugar, viewers can use the Shazam mobile app to download a voucher digitally when the TVC appears.

Extending this to outdoor, in a first for Coca-Cola, the team has created a voice-activated panel that enables consumers to verbally “Say YES” and redeem a free sample vended directly from the refrigerated panel. The voice-activated interactive outdoor advertising panel will be deployed in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall on from Tuesday June 27 to July 4.

More than two million free samples of the new product will be distributed in the coming months. Fans will be able to see more content and have more opportunities to try the product during this time through further influencer activity, Snapchat ads and digital content via Coca-Cola’s social channels. The national campaign also includes stadia sampling at major sporting events including the State of Origin and a takeover at the MCG during Richmond vs Carlton AFL match yesterday.

To ensure they are active where Australians are out and about during the winter months, the Coca-Cola No Sugar sampling crews will also be at Thredbo from July 1-4 and in Jindabyne on July 5.  Coca-Cola will also partner with GoCatch in July to offer something special to their customers with more details to be revealed soon.

Marina Rocha, Group Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola South Pacific, said: “Launching Coca-Cola No Sugar in Australia this month generated a huge amount of attention and conversation. The second phase of our campaign builds on this momentum. This is primarily led through our sampling activity providing multiple opportunities for consumers to interact with the brand across a number of touch points.

“We have looked to fold technology into our campaign wherever relevant for consumers to help us create an engaging way to get the product in their hands. We have created a wealth of stunning content and partnered with a range of talent which consumers will continue to see in coming weeks.

“It will be very hard to miss Coca-Cola No Sugar! So for those consumer who haven’t tried it already, now is the time.”

Coca-Cola No Sugar is available nationally in all major and independent retailers.

Credits:

·      Connections Agency – UM

·      Creative Agency – Ogilvy Sydney

·      PR Agency – Pulse Communications

·      Experiential Agency – Maverick 

·      Social Media Agency – Coca-Cola Social Centre & One Green Bean

·      Digital Agency – Satellite NZ

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