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Why waste a used bottle, asks Coca Cola’s ‘2nd Lives’

Coca-Cola has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather China to launch a new activation campaign, as part of its global sustainability program. ‘2nd Lives’, which has been rolled out first in Vietnam with select Asian markets to follow, will upscale used Coca-Cola bottles to encourage consumers to re-use and recycle plastic.

‘2nd Lives’ includes a line of 16 innovative caps which can be screwed onto bottles after consumption, transforming them into fun and useful objects, such as a paintbrush, water squirter and pencil sharpener, among others. The bottle caps are gifted to customers upon purchase of a Coke bottle.

“We are always looking for better solutions to reduce the use of plastic and increase recycling around the world. The variety of our ‘2nd Lives’ caps shows that there are many creative ways to re-use plastic simply and practically, and also supports our global sustainability program. We have created fun tools with Coke bottle tops, bringing small moments of happiness into people’s lives. We hope to make a positive impact and empower people to lead happier lives,” said Leonardo O’Grady, ASEAN Director Integrated Marketing Communications, Coca-Cola.

‘2nd Lives’ was piloted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in March, with an expected 40,000 bottle caps to be gifted throughout the country this year. The campaign is set to launch in Thailand and Indonesia at a later date.

“The idea has universal appeal and can therefore be replicated in other markets, beyond Asia. These unique bottle caps are changing consumers’ behaviour and mindsets with an incredibly simple, yet clever, idea. It’s not about high tech capabilities, just creative thinking,” said Juggi Ramakrishnan, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Beijing.

Credits:
Creative Agency: Ogilvy Beijing
Product Design: Maxx-Marketing
Creative Directors: Graham Fink, Juggi Ramakrishnan, Wilson Chow, Jiankai Lu
Copywriter: Juggi Ramakrishnan
Art Directors: Chenghao Xie, Morris Ku, Yongqiang Hu, Gan He
Photographer: Xiaohang Liu
Camera Operator: Morris Ku
Video Editor: Morris Ku
Producer: Jeff Wong, Lin Ma, Tony Liang, Zefeng Xu (Mili Films)
Designer: Chenghao Xie, Soonguan Poh
Product Production Coordinator: Tracy Wu
Product Design and Production: Andrew Kwan and Eric Cheng (Maxx Marketing Inc.)
Film Producer: Gordon Westman (Fatman Films)
Film Director: Andrew Piggott (Fatman films), Andrew Steven Thomas Gregg (Mili Films)
Film Production Manager: Whiwei Hsiao (Mili Films)
Account Servicing: Martin Murphy, Uma Wang, Cory Turner, Ellen Soh, Andrea Tan, Iris Zhou
Client Contact: Leonardo O’Grady

Noor Fathima Warsia

A veteran journalist in the Indian marketing, media and advertising fraternity, Noor Fathima Warsia took on the role of Group Editor -– APAC for Digital Market Asia in May 2013. Noor has focussed on tracking trends and developments in the Indian media industry.
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