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love it! [Dec. 19th, 2005|09:32 am]
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PepsiCo ran an ad campaign in Germany featuring the slogan, “the come-alive generation.” But in the German translation, the slogan came out as “the arise-from-the-grave generation.” Consumers in Germany wondered if Pepsi was some kind of drink for Zombies.
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From: greensmock
2005-12-19 07:36 am (UTC)
BAHAHAHAH... o man, that's great. I can see them now, ransacking stores, stealing pepsi to wash down the brrrraaaaiiiinnnnnnssssss....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 07:38 am (UTC)
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 07:39 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'm more a coke girl myself.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-12-19 07:41 am (UTC)

Ha.

Coming out of the grave? lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 07:42 am (UTC)

Re: Ha.

Well, Pepsi's just that good. ;)
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From: hymn
2005-12-19 07:56 am (UTC)
I LOVE PESIS AND THATS PRETTY FUNNY
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From: hymn
2005-12-19 07:56 am (UTC)
PEPSI****
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[User Picture]From: pith_stop
2005-12-19 08:24 am (UTC)
A Spanish version of the "Got Milk?" campaign used ¿Tienes leche?, which can be understood as "Are you lactating?"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 09:28 am (UTC)
LOL! I love it.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2005-12-19 08:54 am (UTC)
LOL! Coke had a campaign where they sounded out the syllables of Coca Cola in Chinese. It turns out that it actually meant 'bite the wax tadpole'. :D Oops!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 09:31 am (UTC)
Yummmmm. LOL!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2005-12-19 09:10 am (UTC)
LOL! Too freakin' funny. I love it when advertisers screw up translations.

Like when they marketed the Chevy Nova in Mexico. "No va" in Spanish means "no go" or "it doesn't go".
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 09:59 am (UTC)
HAHA!!!!! That's funny!!!
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2005-12-19 10:27 am (UTC)
Interesting.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 10:29 am (UTC)
I think it's funny. ;)
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[User Picture]From: neko_kasai
2005-12-19 10:32 am (UTC)
You're cool, you should be my friend. ^^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 10:35 am (UTC)
But of course. :) I friend anyone who friends me, as a rule.
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[User Picture]From: robob05
2005-12-19 11:09 am (UTC)
Guess they didnt wanna take the pepsi challange then.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm guessing no. ;)
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2005-12-19 12:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 01:24 pm (UTC)
Aww! Sparklies! :)
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[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2005-12-19 01:07 pm (UTC)

Ya get what ya pay for

It astonishes me that the U.S. continues to try to re-package/translate domestic marketing campaigns in other countries instead of coming up with targeted campaigns for those foreign markets. I mean, I understand that it is more expensive to hire marketers in each country/culture, but the resulting efforts are bound to be drastically more successful than some poorly-translated slogan that doesn't even make sense.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 01:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Ya get what ya pay for

Exactly! I find it hard to believe that none of these executives have considered the increased benefits of doing individual ad campaigns for each country. Silly's.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-12-19 02:16 pm (UTC)
mmm, zombie drinks
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 02:45 pm (UTC)
;) They sell well in October.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 04:24 pm (UTC)
I love that too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-19 04:27 pm (UTC)
I think Zombies are pretty cool. :)
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