Shakespeare told us that “brevity is the soul of wit.” I am telling you that brevity is the soul of this blog post due to studying for midterms! One down and five more to go, hence this “brief” post. Enjoy, and let me know your thoughts on Coca-Cola’s latest news.
Lately, Coca-Cola’s new TV commercial has been receiving much publicity in the news. The main goal of the two minute ad is to shed light on the obesity epidemic in this country and also to publicize the things Coca-Cola has done to inform consumers about the soda that they’re drinking. For instance, in the ad, Coca-Cola states that they have begun to showcase the calorie counts on the front of their soda cans. This way, consumers don’t even have to turn the can to the back to read about the nutritional value. Furthermore, Coca-Cola is suggesting that consumers control their portions of soda and they have started to increase the quantities of their smaller soda cans.
So I leave you with three questions…don’t forget to comment your answers!
1. Does Coca-Cola have a right to create a commercial spreading awareness about obesity when their product is one of this issue’s causes?
2. Should Coca-Cola only be showing the calorie counts of Coke on their soda bottles, or should other nutritional values be added, such as how much sugar their products have?
3. In your opinion, is what Coca-Cola doing just more PR, or are they really trying to educate consumers?
Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,
Strom, Stephanie. NYTimes. The New York Times Company. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2013.