Coca-Cola may lay claim to being the ‘Real Thing’ and purveyor of feel-good slices of advertising, but if you want more pop in your soda then rival Pepsi has it licked.
From Michael Jackson to The Spice Girls, and Britney to Beyonce, the PepsiCo-owned cola brand has delivered stars by the bucketfull in its advertising, while recent spots have traded on the popularity of sports stars such as David Beckham to stand out and entertain.
Below, we’ve chosen five of the best Pepsi ads from across the globe for your entertainment.
Michael Jackson: back in the days when everyone wanted to be Jacko, the King of Pop recreates hit Billie Jean as the 'choice of a generation'.
Spice Girls: from scooters and dolls to soft drinks – was there anything these girls didn’t sell in their heyday?
Britney Spears: Britney hooks up with Pepsi and football association FIFA to show off some impressive ball skills. If the comeback doesn’t work out…
Jennifer Lopez & Beyonce Knowles: this epic ad, pitting the two butt-kicking divas together, shows more than a nod to the 'Crouching Tiger…' generation of action flicks and a cameo from none other than David Beckham…
…who stars in our last spot, Gladiator, with a host of other international football players.
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