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Pepsi Next - Party

February 03, 2013 | :30

PepsiCo used one of its Super Bowl XLVII spots to build up to its renewed sponsorship of the halftime show ("Anticipation") and the other to promote Pepsi Next, the mid-calorie cola introduced the previous year. The ad, created by TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A., shows parents coming home to their son’s wild house party (where everybody drinks only soda). A promotion tie-in promised free soda to the first million people that signed up online. The brand, however, was short-lived in the United States, replaced by Pepsi True, a version containing stevia instead of artificial sweeteners. 

The marketer built attention for its Super Bowl buy with a teaser released online Jan. 28 and a longer cut of the ad itself on Jan. 29.

Director: Clay Weiner. Production company: Biscuit Filmworks. Producer: Rick Jarjoura.

Executive creative director: John Norman. Creative director: Jerome Austria. Copywriter: Chris Lightburn-Jones. Art director: John C. Baker.

Send credit info to SuperBowlAdArchive@adage.com.
  • BrandPepsi Next
  • Year2013
  • AgencyTBWA/Chiat/Day
  • Superbowl #XLVII
  • Quarter airedQ1