Coca Cola Vs. Pepsi

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are the two most popular and widely recognized beverage brands in the world. Within their lineup of beverages, Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola Classic are the predominant carbonated cola beverages.

Taste

Coca-Cola is the original cola, while there isn’t a huge difference in taste, Pepsi mirrored their cola after Coke’s, being just different enough in taste to not actually be the same drink.

Sweetness

Pepsi tastes sweeter than Coca-Cola, This is the reason why many prefer Pepsi over Coca-Cola in a blind test but prefer Coke when drinking an entire can.

Carbonation

Coca-Cola has more carbonation than Pepsi depending on what region you are in. It was said that depending on where each one was made the amount of carbonation in them will be different therefore proving that neither Coca-Cola nor Pepsi have more carbonation than one another.

Brand War

Both drinks are no longer seen as a beverage but mainly as a brand. Both companies commit heavily to sponsoring outdoor music festivals and even charitable projects in third world countries. Coca-Cola also is an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup.

Please Note : SOCCER SUCKS !

Marketing Approach

Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi try to market as part of a life-style. Coca-Cola uses phrases such as “Coke side of life” in their website, www.coca-cola.com, while Pepsi uses phrases such as “Hot stuff” in their website, www.pepsi.com, to promote the idea that Pepsi is “in sync” with the cool side of life.

Pepsi tries to reach out to the younger generation by appealing to pop culture. If you visit their website you will be greeted with flashy pages containing pop music, cars, and fashion.

Coca-Cola’s website also has links for music and sports, two arenas in which soda-pop is often consumed; however, Coca-Cola’s is less flashy and uses a classical appeal, most likely because of Coca-Cola’s long history as the standard for cola beverages.

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Coca-Cola had Christina Aguilera featured in their commercials, while Pepsi had Britney Spears.

And the winner is……..Coca Cola.. better cola , better cast of partner products.
So, what do you think? I made my choice, so you have to choose, too. Please feel free to explain/defend your decision in the comments, if you wish.

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