By: Liz Murphy
Liz Murphy

[Podcast] Creator's Block: Lessons from Pepsi's Ad Blunder

inbound marketing, creator's block


Not long ago, Pepsi came under fire for a television advertisement, featuring Kendall Jenner, and for good reason. To put it mildly, the soda giant stumbled in their attempt to leverage a political conversation to sell soda, and it fell flat with consumers. 

(Heck, they even got parodied by SNL.)

So, this week, Shelby and I discuss what went wrong with that ad and what marketers can learn from it, as well as how businesses can effectively "newsjack" for their own marketing, without becoming a social media - and late night television - punchline.


Listen to this Episode:

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What Did We Talk About?

  • What went wrong with the Pepsi ad?
  • Should politics play a role in advertising?
  • What brands have gotten it right?
  • How do you implement a newsjacking strategy if you don't do traditional advertising?
  • How have we done like work for clients? 


Get in Touch and Spread the Creator’s Block Love

What did you think of this episode? Is there another topic or question you want us to take on? Or do you just want to say hi? Reach out to us on Twitter at @CreatorsBlockHQ or using the hashtag #creatorsblockparty. You can say hi to me at @naptownpint and Shelby at @shelbstheging. You can also join us in the Creator's Block Podcast group on Facebook, where you can ask questions and get inspired.

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…until next week! 

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