January 25, 2009

Pepsi Responds.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 3:56 pm

After writing this post, I visited the Pepsico website to share my feelings directly with the company. I received the following e-mail response:

Dear James,

In marketing our products, we always aim to convey a message of youthful spirit and optimism. As you can imagine, we try to make full use of events and venues from which we can reach the largest number of potential consumers with our message. For instance, Pepsi was widely visible at the New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York’s Times Square, and we currently are gearing up for our much-anticipated television advertising during the Super Bowl.

The inauguration of a president is another such event that engages a large number of people, both attending in Washington, D.C. as well as watching from living rooms around the world.

Our advertising initiatives coinciding with the inauguration reflect the hope shared by Americans of all political persuasions that our new president will succeed in meeting the serious challenges facing our country and our world. I can assure you that our marketing focus is set on reaching consumers to highlight our portfolio of beverages and snacks, and not the agenda of any political party.

Thanks for allowing us to share this information with you.

Clearly, this is a baloney response cooked up by the Marketing Department, which was, no doubt, reviewed by the communications department and the law department.

I see that Ed Morrissey of Hot Air got the same response, and he raised all the right questions, which I shall not repeat here.

Pepsi’s corporate response notwithstanding, Pepsi remains on my Shit List.


  1. well that sucks, guess I will switch to Dr Pepper…

    If you want to more insanity go look at this…


    Comment by jerry — January 25, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

  2. Personally, I have always preferred Coke.

    Comment by Kevin — January 25, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

  3. Just glad I am a coffee drinker instead of being hooked on soda water caffiene

    Comment by GUYK — January 25, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

  4. Well, I seldom (maybe once or twice a year) drink soda. The last such time was when I was stuck in Cleveland airport and there was not the least prospect of getting hold of a cup of my beloved frou-frou coffee. So, I resorted to soda for caffeine. Not only did it not work (to stave off the incipient headache) but it was Pepsi. Feh!

    Now, if I had read your post first, I would have skipped it altogether. Unfortunately, I didn’t see your post until after I had returned home. Needless to say, that’s the last bit of cash Pepsi will ever get from me. I’ll stick with water if there is no Coke available.

    Comment by Teresa — January 25, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

  5. Well, here in Bangkok, we have sworn off Pepsi and will only purchase Coke Zero from now on. Last night I old my daughter to get two bottles of Coke and she came back with two bottles of Pepsi because it was five baht cheaper. Normally, we buy the cheapest brand of cola so she was surprised when I told her that we were not going to buy Pepsi any more, no matter the price. You have to draw the line somewhere.

    Comment by Gerald — January 26, 2009 @ 5:12 am

  6. Political considerations have never been high on my list of considerations when drinking or eating. I do draw the line on Muslim shit but they eat crap no one else would eat anyway. Pepsi and many other coorporations would jump on any bandwagon that they think would bring them more customers. Any buisness that says they are doing the right thing won’t last long, its all about the money. Damn I need some coffee.

    Comment by James Old Guy — January 26, 2009 @ 7:55 am

  7. I got the same canned response. I don’t recall them having a George W. Bush orgasm, I even went back into their advertising archives and there’s nothing there.

    Comment by gregor — January 26, 2009 @ 8:07 am

  8. For The One is powerful. He has turned water into carbonated corn fructose based beverages. He is to be worshipped and praised.
    Also, in true liberal fashion, he is “printing money” in such a manner that he has minted his own line of coins. I guess when you are going to spend a couple trillion bucks, you want folks to know who gave it to ya.
    Pretty soon, we will see infomercials for ObamaBucks.

    Comment by Robbie K. — January 26, 2009 @ 8:27 am

  9. Notwithstanding our mutual bloggy friend that works for the “company” . . . I don’t do pepsi. If coke had done the same I might actually stroke out.

    Comment by oddybobo — January 26, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

  10. I never drink Pepsi anyway, so no biggie to leave them alone. Jerks. Pepsi is Soylent Green.

    Comment by dogette — January 26, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

  11. One new use for pepsi can be for the doctors to wash their hands when they will not have a choice for performing partial birth abortions.
    Obama has this in his plans to sever the spinal cord of partially born babies so they will be pronounced dead upon birth.
    The doctors, hospitals and babies will not have choice if he enforces this law.
    As Obama says, God bless America, no one else will.

    Comment by Marty — January 27, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

  12. NO! Please. I just got this job. I’ll talk to them. I promise!!! Don’t hate me Jimbo! Please…..

    Comment by Tammi — February 2, 2009 @ 12:53 am

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