We need your help! Readers of this blog will know that we are closet
"foodies" and a number of our posts and videos in the past have focused
We are trying to gather a list of places across the US (or even anywhere in the world) that either use
Our Summer Intern, Ginny Van Winkle mapped out the 40+ locations we have identified. Take a look at the map as you are planning your travels and share this blog with you friends and lets
see if we can get a nice list of interesting places for
Send your restaurant suggestions to gvanwinkle@
“Active, Healthy Living" has always been supported by The
Last year, The
This is all cool, but what does it have to do with the
We only started the list with forty musical acts, and now we are inviting you to add more. Just think of an artist who appeared in an ad, search for a song of theirs on Spotify and click the add button to add it to our Placelist.
For the can collectors out there, keep your eyes open for the Spotify slim can that was introduced in England last week. They look pretty cool. I am trying to get some for the Archives collection. ^TR
A few weeks ago the
I don't know if a can like this will ever make it to market, but we are excited to have the prototypes and will be creating a display at our headquarters building and hope to find a place for them at the World of
For years we have had the restored version of "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" ad on our companion YouTube Channel. As you would expect with one of the greatest ads ever made, it has always been one of the top performing videos on our channel. I recently noticed a spike in comments and views of the ad and I was curious to see where the traffic was coming from.
Today I found it! msn.com featured a story on the 12 greatest advertising jingles. The story was written by Bruce Kennedy. "Buy the World a Coke" was included in the list along with a few of the stories about the creation of the ad. I have to admit that Bruce picked a pretty solid list. I have been humming "You Deserve a Break Today" and "Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz" since I saw visited the site. What do you think of the ranking? ^TR
Today marks the end of an era, of sorts. New Year’s Day 2001 (01.01.01) kicked off a steady succession of repetitive dates – the same numeric month, day and year – something none of us will see again in our lifetimes. These dates only fall in the first 12 years of a century, so the next occurrence will take place in 2101.
The buzz about
led me to think about what Coke ads were used on the same date 100 years ago... on Dec. 12, 1912. My search led me to this “Delicious at All Seasons” newspaper ad printed on 12-12-(19)12, which was a Thursday. It was placed by the Americus
Notice that the bottle in the ad is a straight-sided bottle, as this was four years before the contour bottle was introduced. The ad was on page three of The Americus Weekly Times-Recorder newspaper. It is among other December, 1912 ads promoting an exceptionally fine line of fancy house slippers that “would make most acceptable Christmas gifts” and neckties starting at 25 cents.
As an African-American history enthusiast, I was also pleased to discover two notable figures, both born on December 12, each with a connection to someone affiliated with
Here are a few other fun historical Coke tidbits connected to the number 12:
- 12-oz. “King Size” glass bottles of
Coca-Coladebuted in 1955. The 12-oz. can followed in 1960.
- 12 packs of
Coca-Colawere introduced in the early 1950s.
- Bermuda became the 12th country outside the U.S. to bottle
- In our 12th year of business (1898), we sold 214,008 gallons of syrup... or 27,393,024 drinks.
- In 1912, we sold 5,504,956 gallons of syrup... or 704,634,368 drinks.
- The 12-inch red disc
Coca-Colasign was introduced in 1947.
- The self-dispensing Fridge Pack, which holds 12 cans of
Coca-Cola, was piloted in select U.S. cities in 2001 before rolling out nationwide the following year.
- Sokenbicha, a refreshing ready-to-drink tea blend first sold in Japan and now the U.S., was our 12th billion-dollar brand (we’re up to 15 and counting).