Pepsi Cricket World Cup campaigns that still burst zingy flavours

Pepsi Cricket World Cup campaigns

While Pepsi stayed out of the advertising arena this Cricket World Cup, we chose to mix up a mocktail of their #CWC themed campaigns, for you to take few sips of nostalgia.

You might remember Bhajji learning his ‘Doosra’ with ‘Ungli pe tingli’ playing in the background, from Pepsi’s Change the Game’ series. Or Shah Rukh Khan disguising as Sachin for a can of Pepsi. Or Sachin Tendulkar saying ‘There’s nothing official about it’. Yes, Pepsi World Cup campaigns have always been special.

Over the years Pepsi has been a part of the Cricket World Cup’s advertising journey. For the unacquainted, Pepsi also overtook it’s rival Coca Cola’s sway with their 1996 World Cup Campaign ‘Nothing official about it’.

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When Coca Cola became the official drink of the 1996 Cricket World Cup, Pepsi responded by launching a campaign with few of the prominent Cricket personalities like Sachin Tendulkar sipping Pepsi and saying “Nothing Official About It”. Reportedly, the impact of this campaign also resulted in ICC outlawing ambush marketing, in the interest of protecting its official partners.

Nothing Official About It Series

Nothing Official About It Advert

Sachin Tendulkar

Courtney Walsh

Mohammed Azharuddin

Further, Pepsi’s 2003 World Cup campaign was also critically acclaimed and bagged the top position at GLOBES amongst more than 300 entries from around the world.

In 2011, Pepsi became the official sponsor of ICC Cricket World Cup and launched the campaign ‘Change the Game’, executed by Taproot India.

The ‘Change the Game’ series focussed on the unconventional methods Cricketers use that change the game. A contest called ‘Change the game 11’, where 11 of the best innovations by fans on cricketing shots and commentary would win passes to attend all of India’s matches in the World Cup, was also rolled out as a part of the campaign.

Change the Game Series

Change The Game Anthem

Dhoni’s Helicopter Shot

Bhajji’s Doosra

Kevin Pietersen’s ‘palti’ hit

Billy Bowden’s ‘tedi ungal’ TVC

Upar Cut

Pepsi’s citrusy campaigns themed around Cricket World Cup have always burst out refreshing flavours.

Yeh Dil Maange More

Cricket World Cup 2007

How To Watch ICC World T20 at the Hospital?

How To Lose A Girlfriend For Two Weeks?

How to become a T20 Dad?

World Cup Cola

VIP Box Experience

This year apart from some social media posts and a digital presence Pepsi has not launched a full-fledged campaign.

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