Customer Spotlight: Coke and Pepsi


Johnathan Zsittnik in Archive on July 1, 2011

What’s the latest weapon in the cola wars? Web fonts! Well, perhaps I shouldn’t go that far, but I can say that both Coke and Pepsi have launched sites leveraging the technology.

Coca-Cola’s Live Positively® campaign represents the company’s commitment to making a positive difference in the world. The website features ideas and programs for balanced living, protecting the environment and benefiting local communities. Coca-Cola bolsters the rounded typeface resurgence by delivering its message through the VAG Rounded™ design.

Coke's Live Positively Website using Web Fonts brings to Sweden the latest ideas, and stories from the Pepsi Refresh Project® – a campaign which funds ideas voted most likely to move our communities forward. The site looks ahead with the Futura® typeface, used for virtually all text across the site.Pepsi website using Web fonts

While the fact that the companies launched similar campaigns at the same time may raise eyebrows, it’s refreshing to see marketing dollars being directed at community enrichment. And I can’t think of a technology more appropriate than Web fonts to support programs aimed at driving change.

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.

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