New Pepsi Logo Created to Echo Obama's Rising Sun Logo

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    A while back a, MR member started a thread that showed us the new Pepsi logo. Another MR member posted a reply and said that it reminds them of the Rising Sun logo President Barack Obama used during his campaign for US Presidency. Well, as it turns out, that's exactly why Pepsi Co changed their logo.

    Barack Obama = Hip

    Pepsi + Barack Obama = Really Hip

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    How many of you are gonna stop drinking Pepsi now?:rolleyes:
     
  2. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. I don't really like Pepsi anyway....:)

    Btw, Prof are you okay now? I know you are still having to deal with insurance issues, but hopefully now you are at least safe and dry. :)
     
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    Yes, both me and my mom are doing somewhat better, thanks.:)
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I think the pepsi ad compaign will be a bit of a fizzer.
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!! FAME AND FORTUNE ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!

    SHEPARD FAIREY...EAT MY DUST!!!
     

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  6. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I think Pepsi is marketing to the WRONG people. :rolleyes:

    Historically, Coca-Cola products have always been the choice of Democrats, while Pepsi has been the choice of Republicans. This is not surprising, considering that the Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, a major Democratic stronghold.
     
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    I pass by that billboard everyday (the exact one in the photo, no less) and yes, I've noticed the connection. HArd to say if the Obama connection was intentional when they designed the logo or if Pepsi is trying to cash in on Obamamania after the fact.
     
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    I just got 3 Coca Cola bottles. I'll never drink Pepsi again.
     
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    On a non-political note - that new Pepsi logo really is worthless. They should have taken a cue from Coke's new cans:

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    Look at that! Simplicity itself, and even the "classic" is being phased out, I believe. Would an updated version of this have been so difficult?

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  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yes, all the gays bathe in it and profits from sales of the water are sent right to the government to fund Barack Obama's evil socialist agenda :rolleyes:

    Sounds like you might be better off not drinking anything.
     
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    I don't think I want my soda to be a political statement. I'd rather get politics from my current sources, which is right there next to "not at all."

    As far as soda goes, I'm a Coke Zero guy, anyway. If Coke decides to get political, I can always go back to iced tea.
     
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    That's why Coca-Cola is still #1--in recent years, they have done a masterful job of protecting their corporate logo. The Coca-Cola logo is probably one of the most recognized corporate logos on Earth, period, thanks to one Dwight David Eisenhower, who had Coca-Cola bottling plants going up almost anywhere American troops liberated countries from German or Japanese occupation during World War II.
     
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    Personally I think it's silly to prefer one product over the other because of the logo. I just like Pepsi because of the taste. In fact, I think I'll open one right now in honor of EmperorDarius. ;)
     
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    Not a big soda fan. I'll take the iced tea or water thanks.
     
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    I go back and forth between Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. I really would care less what the logo looks like. Thought the new Diet Coke cans are pretty cool looking.
     
  20. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    That's more original than anything Shepard Fairey has ever done.
     
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    Three days should just about do it. ;)
     
  22. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    "If Pepsi didn't exist, we'd have to invent it" —Coca-cola officials.

    Is there really much difference between Pepsi and Coke? They both taste like swamp water to me.

    The linked article doesn't say whether PepsiCo actually supports Obama or whether they are just using Obama's popularity with the youth, which is their target demographic. There was a website called buyblue.org where you could check out which companies support your political agenda. But I just searched and found that it no longer exists.
     
  23. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    Look at it upside down...
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    Are you being serious? If so, I suggest you go check yourself into a mental hospital and have yourself a psychiatric evaluation.
     
  24. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    epic fail.
     
  25. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Read some of his previous posts in PRSI. He's dead serious.
     

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