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Forget the ‘Slender Vender’; Now Coke’s Vending Machines Aim to Achieve World Peace

Coke has been doing some creative things with vending machines of late; the Diet Coke Slender Vender can fit in places no hefty drink-dispensing device has gone before, while a Coke-sponsored flag dispenser in a Denmark airport helped welcome people to the “happiest country on earth”. Now, it seems Coke has bestowed an even loftier task upon its vending machines: world peace.

In partnership with agency Leo Burnett, Coke createdSmall World Machines“, vending machines that function as soda-dispensing communication portals. In an experiment aimed at promoting mutual understanding and camaraderie between citizens of India and Pakistan, two countries engaged in long-standing religious and political disputes, one machine was placed in Lahore, Pakistan and another in New Delhi, India. The machines allowed people to see and interact with each other, and, perhaps most importantly, complete shared tasks. Once the tasks were successfully completed, the machines rewarded people’s amicable teamwork by dispensing a Coke.

Jackie Jantos, global creative director at Coca Cola, said that the idea of creating stories around shared experiences goes back to the roots of Coke as a brand that started at a soda fountain, which is in itself a communal experience. Coke’s website says: “In 1971, Coca-Cola taught the world to sing through its iconic ‘Hilltop’ ad. More than 40 years later, the brand invited the people of India and Pakistan – two groups used to living with conflict – to share a simple moment of connection and joy with the help of technology.”

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Pretty, Thin, and Accessible: ‘Diet Coke’ Introduces the “Slender Vender”

How are people supposed to associate Diet Coke with thinness when the vending machines are so darn hefty?

At least that seems to be the thinking behind Coke’s new Slender Vender, the thinnest beverage-dispensing machine the weight-obsessed world has ever seen. The new design, meant to demonstrate that Diet Coke is “fit and elegant,” not only encourages soda drinkers to think thin, but even brings the beverage to places it’s never been before. In the promo below, we watch as the dainty, sleek machine is wedged delicately between park benches, hair salon tables, treadmills and, of course, bulky vending machines.

Oh, and cans? Forget cans! Those shapeless cylindrical containers are doing nothing for you — the Slender Vender appears to deal only in shapely bottles.

Pretty and accessible (and willing to dole out the sweet stuff to just about anyone that pushes the right button)? Add a cheerleading uniform to the mix and this vending machine is the girl we all hated in high school!