February 15, 2013 |
Famed fashion and accessories designer Marc Jacobs has added Diet Coke cans to his design repertoire. Jacobs, who was recenlty appointed creative director at Coca Cola, is launching a set of limited-edition cans of Diet Coke to celebrate Coke's 30th anniversary campaign: "Sparkling Together for 30 Years. " Each can represents a decade with the '80s, '90s and the Noughties. For the '80s, miniature bow ties are scattered around the classic silver can along with an illustraton of a woman in a suit and top hat. Possibly a nod to Broadway?
February 1, 2013 |
Ah, it's the time of year when avid football fans and people who have no interest in the sport gather to laugh or cry among heaps of buffalo wings and nachos -- some watching the game, others the commericals. A few Super Bowl commercials have been leaked in advance of the event and they're already drawing various reactions. Below is a sneak peak of some of the commercials, which cost close to $4 million to air in a 30-second spot, according to Forbes. Here's a Mercedes-Benz commercial featuring supermodel Kate Upton, which begins with sultry music playing as the camera pans from Upton's feet to her head.
January 15, 2013 |
A perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, Coca-Cola Co. took to prime-time TV broadcasts to acknowledge its role in the fattening of Americans - and to defend itself. In a two-minute advertisement that was to debut Monday night on cable news channels, the world's top beverage company addressed what it called the "complex challenge of obesity. " In a spot it called "Coming Together" - a similar phrase Starbucks Corp. used in the fall to try to get fiscal cliff negotiations moving - Coca-Cola showcased its efforts to be transparent about the nutritional content of its products and to expand its line of drinks with low or no calories.
December 6, 2012 |
Bret Easton Ellis, the author of the controversial "American Psycho" and other novels, has created quite an online reputation for himself with his Twitter feed, through which he has picked fights with Nikki Finke, Lindsay Lohan and now Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. Three years ago, Bigelow became the first woman ever to win a best director Oscar for her film "The Hurt Locker. " This year, she appears to be a contender again with her Osama bin Laden manhunt movie, "Zero Dark Thirty.
November 15, 2012 |
Spotify has closed a new round of funding for $100 million that would give the streaming music service a valuation of about $3 billion. The popular Swedish music service, which launched in the United States in 2011, has attracted investment from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments, a person familiar with the situation confirmed. Coca-Cola Co. also took a small stake, the person said. The investments were first reported in the New York Times . Coke and Spotify formed a partnership last April that gave the burgeoning music-streaming service access to Coca-Cola's global marketing engine to help it grow internationally.
November 1, 2012 |
Tony Cokes' short videos, currently on view at REDCAT, expose the hypocrisy of consumer culture, the navel-gazing of the art world and the malfeasance of American politics. But they are a hard sell, often composed of little more than screen after screen of text set to music, and if you're lucky, some heavily processed images. It's as if Cokes hit on a formula in the late 1980s and never looked back, filling his works with lengthy lists of facts, quotes and musings. The REDCAT exhibition includes 45 works from the last decade or so, divided into eight themed groups.