Pepsi Max brings back iconic 'taste challenge' with TBWA Sydney

2 December 2019

Advertiser: Pepsi
Creative Agency: TBWA Sydney
Media Agency: PHD Network

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Pepsi Max is calling on consumers to ‘sip outside their comfort zone’.

Pepsi Max is calling on consumers to ‘sip outside their comfort zone’ – to experience the delicious, bold taste of Pepsi Max this summer by putting its taste credentials on the line and going head to head with its biggest selling full sugar cola competitor through the Pepsi Max Taste Challenge.

Pepsi Max will encourage Aussies to take part in a blind taste test of two sips to decide the better-tasting cola with activations across the country from 4 November to end of January.

The activations are supported with a campaign that amplifies through TV, OOH and digital advertising, encouraging consumers to reappraise their cola choices.

Originally launched in the 1970s, TBWA was challenged to refresh, localise and launch the campaign to ask Aussies to reappraise their cola choices and think again.

“The iconic ‘Taste Challenge’ is part of Pepsi’s heritage. The latest campaign in this global series issues the challenge to Australians in an interesting and humorous way, reminding them that flavour favours the bold,” TBWA creative director Katrina Alvarez-Jarratt says.

TBWA’s creative depicts the ultimate choice – one of either predictable comfort or one which dares drinkers to be bold.

“The Taste Challenge has been a huge success with consumers in other countries around the world and now Australian consumers have the opportunity to take part," Pepsi Australia marketing manager – CSDs Carolyn Baveystock says.

"We look forward to seeing if we can convert even more people with our great taste!”

Client: PepsiCo

Creative: TBWA Sydney

Production company: BOLT
Director – Leo Woodhead
Producer – Lauren Reilly
DOP – Ian McCarroll
Editorial – Lucas Baynes, Arc Edit
Post Production – Alt FX
Sound Design – Beau Silvester
Music supervision – Anton, Trailer Media

Media: PHD Australia

Activation: Conversion Live

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