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May 22, 2005
iCoke, attempts of interactive youth marketing

New Media Age reports this week Coca-Cola is getting ready for the global launch of iCoke, an highly interactive youth marketing program. The initiative has already debuted in China and Canada and should be supported by on-pack promotions to drive traffic online.

icoke.gifiCoke Canada is basically a loyalty marketing initiative which invites young users to collect points in order to gain prizes.
The Canadian website features a competition which instantly gives away a Sony LCD Tv by inserting the PIN code found on the can. There is also a co-marketing section, the "Games Lounge" together with Sony Playstation. The "Download" area will offer mobile content such as wallpapers and ringtones but it's not active yet... It has a sad "coming soon" message which is one of the best move you can do to disappoint your audience.

I know naming a brand or a campaign is not simple, but "iCoke" isn't the most original name they could have come up with. Of course it's easy to remember, but it sounds so much like Apple. Furthermore I don't like the logo (look at the right side of this post) which doesn't say anything about Coca-Cola's personality and brand.
All right, enough critics for me, let's wait for the iCoke launch in other countries.

Comments on this entry

last month launched in Turkey too -

Posted by: can saracoglu at May 25, 2005 10:25 PM


I recently signed on to to enter a contest. Stupidly!, I used my work email address. Now I am innundated with spam. I guess I assumed a company such as coke wouldn't give out your email address to all and sundry. Now I don't have any idea how to delete my address or if it is too late. I have looked for an iCoke email address and can't find one anywhere. This may not be the appropriate place to ask this question but if anyone out there can help, please let me know. Marlene

Posted by: Marlene at June 3, 2005 04:53 PM


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