In March a lot of people–and by “a lot of people” we mean “a bunch of journalists on Twitter who may or may not speak from personal experience”–made fun of Diet Coke’s “You’re on” tagline (though very little was said about the accompanying Droga5/Taylor Swift spot). From Gothamist:
“…there’s little doubt that Droga5, New York, who created the campaign, didn’t realize this and giggle to themselves about how clever it was.”
While the mockery was far less severe than that attached to other campaigns and probably didn’t do much to damage the product’s “brand perception” ratings, today we learned that the company took it so seriously that they decided to turn to their in-house team and start over (though Droga5 remains their AOR).
For the new, summer-ready campaign, the company returned to the tagline they’ve brought back from the dead at least three times since the early 80′s:
The spot it replaced after the jump.