The countless advertising tricks that are used to persuade us to buy their products are out of control. Food manufacturers and marketers are pushing the limits of what is considered truth and what is considered a simple technicality.
So, in an attempt to make headway in Southeast Asia, Pepsi's Filipino executives put their heads together and came up with an ingenious Marketing plan of 7up cola plan: Their brainchild was dubbed "Number Fever," and Filipinos were encouraged to contract the disease by purchasing shit-tons of Pepsi in hopes of finding a bottle cap with the winning three-digit code.
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Certainly it's not the sort of thing that could spark widespread rioting. Pepsi's sales shot up nearly 40 percent, and its executives, now drunk with that sweet, sweet marketing power, expanded the number of prizes to over 1, and kept the contest rolling for an extra five weeks.
Filipinos drank Pepsi "with every meal and snack" and hoarded the possibly precious bottle caps. When the contest was over, it was estimated that more than half of the Philippines' population of 63 million people had participated.
Number Fever was an enormous success, and all that was left was for Pepsi to announce the winner. So how could such a successful marketing campaign backfire, you ask? Well, certain numbers were not to be selected as the winner; specifically, the numberseeing as how it happened to be printed onbottle caps.
But the consulting firm hired to draw the winning number apparently didn't get the memo, and when their computer chose the winning number, it selected Unsurprisingly, Pepsi executives quickly went from "wet dreams about next year's bonus check" to "bathing in a tub full of whiskey with a hair dryer nearby" when thousands upon thousands of elated Filipinos came forward to claim their million pesos.
Then, amazingly, hordes of almost millionaires politely responded "Oh, that's OK, we understand! Just kidding -- the Philippines went absolutely apeshit. Rioters threw bombs and Molotov cocktails at Pepsi bottling plants while drinking Cokeoverturned and set fire to Pepsi delivery trucks while drinking 7UPand sent troves of Pepsi executives hightailing it out of the country.
Pepsi was slapped with thousands of lawsuits. Amid the chaos, the best solution Pepsi could come up with was to toss a cushy 20 bucks at those with winning caps. That's a good way to calm down a riot, right? To market their new Cinquecento hatchbacks, Fiat decided to mail out some love letters.
So they typed up a few of them 50, to be exact on pink paper and sent them out to "independent, modern working women" in Spain. Continue Reading Below Advertisement Now, you may be thinking that these "love letters" contained cute anecdotes about similar women "falling in love" with their Fiat hatchbacks because they easily accommodated gaggles of kids for family soccer games and other stereotypical womanly ad copy.
But no, Fiat took a different route: These love letters contained realistic romantic musings from an anonymous author admiring the recipient from afar.
And when we say "romantic musings," we mean " borderline stalker speak. Unsurprisingly, women freaked out. Spanish newspapers reported instances of women being unwilling to leave their homes alone or cowering behind their locked doors in fear of being attacked by a stalker.
In some cases, the love letters even sparked bouts of jealous fighting between couples. Social advocates and consumer protection groups condemned Fiat's scheme, and the campaign was hastily cut short.
Fiat defended themselves, explaining that the love letters were the first installment of a series in which the second would reveal that it was all just a gimmick -- presumably via a postcard reading "JK, no rapes. Buy our cars, K?Daxue Consulting.
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