We’d like to rebrand Coke due to its recent re-positioning of Choose Happiness with Taste The Feeling, apparently signalling a focus on the product. Taste The Feeling is afraid of losing relevance by talking about happiness, and instead just wants any reaction, any feeling, from its audience. If Coke, a product of little practical utility to people, had anything to offer, it was the unashamed, optimistic spreading of hope, joy and happiness. Changing tack and getting in behind everyone else doesn’t just undermine its heritage, it also feels a bit flat.
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