Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Today is Tuesday. You Know What That means!!
Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're Gonna have a Special Guest!!
In 1969, the slogan for Coca Cola was "Things go better with Coke". In 1971 Bill Backer, the creative director for Coke, was sitting in an airport. He was watching a group of people sitting around drinking Coke while they chatted. he grabbed a paper napkin and wrote "I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company."
That was the beginning of what Campaign Magazine, in 2007, called, "One of the most loved and most influential ads in tv history".
Sung by the Hillside Singers and also by The New Seekers, this ad was so loved that it was expanded to 3 verses, dropped the brand name reference and released as an album that sold 96,000 copies in one day and eventually selling 12 million copies. The Coca Cola Company waived all royalties for the album and instead donated $80,000 in payments to UNICEF.
And yes......I have a copy of the album....lol...really.
Here is a clip from the Christmas Version,
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!