Pepsi’s recent rebrand has been underwhelming to say the least, but I just ran across an anonymous posting on Reddit of their Design Strategy Brief. The ad industry is ridiculous:
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“I have a funny story, which I probably should not share at all with Reddit, or really anyone. I work freelance ‘in the industry’, and one of my clients did some of the Pepsi spots which are on air. During the initial treatment, the advertising agency which won the Pepsi contract for the re-design sent over the design guidelines and a presentation on the design process of the new logo.
I happened to be able to overhear a conversation regarding the new logo, and actually had to interrupt because ive never heard a discussion over anything so ludicrous in my life. I happened to nab a copy of the PDF, and have to share it. It really hammers in the stereotype of Advertising in general, and the complete idiocy that goes in to marketing. I really suggest reading till the end. It just gets better and better.”
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