Monday, January 21, 2008

Gene Simmons French Kiss Coke Bottle

Gene Simmons is a marketing genius.

Not eveyrone will agree, but I find most people know Gene from his KISS Demon days and know very little about his marketing savvy. Gene has turned a rather good Rock Band into an income-spewing brand that is everywhere.

As a soda lover, I happen to know that Kiss starred in a Pepsi Commerical and a Cocal Cola commerical. In fact, my goal tonite is to go on You Tube and find those commercials. (Ahhh...I can hear the sound of keywords typing and mouses clicking away on Y-O-U-T-U-B-E right now...)

I ALSO happened to have discovered that the French have put Gene Simmon's demon-like face on Coke bottles. No, not ALL of them. But they did once. Nothing says 'drink a refreshing Coke' better than a bottle with a scary man on it. You can read more about these bottles, and his other soda-marketing endeavors, on the 'biography' section of his website.

Not sure if these bottles show up on eBay, but you can check the eBay section of Coke vs. Pepsi, which has 1 segment for Pepsi items on eBay and one for Coca Cola items.

With Gene no longer on Celebrity Apprentice, I'm not sure how much more I'll watch. But I'll ready any book he publishes, and likely WOULD drink from a demon faced Coca Cola bottle.

...if I was REALLY thirsty!

1 comment:

Recipe Clipper said...

Wow, who would have thought of putting Gene Simmons on a soda bottle? Interesting that the French are such adoring fans.