With Thanksgiving just a few hours away, it’s a good time to remember all the people we are thankful for. You’ve probably expressed thanks for family and close friends, but what about the people who often go unnoticed and unappreciated? Do you give thanks for the hardworking UPS guy? What about the waitress at your favorite restaurant that always makes sure you get the best table? Or what about the barista who knows exactly the way you take your coffee every morning?
These people may serve us on a day to day basis and certainly make our lives easier, but how often do we actually recognize their work? In fact, do we even know their name?
A new Coca-Cola ad, which was released in the Philippines, has already gained nearly 3 million views because it asks that very question. As it turns out, acknowledging someone by their name can mean so much– especially in a job where they are often unnoticed. Most importantly, the ad reminds us that a simple “thank you” can go a long way.
“Challenge yourself to take time every single day to thank those who serve you – just be sure to get their name,” Liftable reminds us. “Not only will you make their day, you will encourage them to continue their work with the knowledge they are positively impacting the lives of those around them.”
Coca Cola is responsible for tons and tons of plastic bottles discarded every day after people are done consuming their beverage. As you can imagine, this can be quite damaging to our environment.
Thankfully, Coca Cola is well aware of this and wants to put forth various solutions to the issue. One such solution is the environment-friendly campaign launched in Vietnam called “2nd Lives.”
For this campaign, Coca Cola has teamed up with award-winning ad agency Ogilvy & Mather China to invent creative, fun and usable caps that will encourage people to reuse their bottles.
There have been 16 new bottle caps created which can turn your used Coca Cola bottle into a lamp, a pencil sharpener, a spray bottle, a salt & pepper dispenser, a bubble wand, a weight, a soap dispenser, a water gun and much more.
Clearly, this campaign has heart behind it. Check out these “2nd Lives” caps in action in the following video.
I know what you’re all thinking right now: Not again. Not another instance of Americans showing their true –– and ignorant –– colors over social media for everyone to see. But yes, just as with the number of people who expressed their anger over the crowning of our first Indian American Miss America, Nina Davuluri, with tweets calling her a “terrorist,” so have SuperBowl viewers flocked to Twitter and Facebook to defend everything they believe to be “American.”
During the NFL SuperBowl, Coca-Cola aired a one-minute advertisement titled “It’s Beautiful,” which featured people of different cultures engaged in activities like dancing and watching movies, while “America the Beautiful” was sung in seven different languages. Coca-Cola posted a link to its Twitter with the caption “The only thing more beautiful than this country are the people who live here.”
Many people have praised the commercial for highlighting America’s diversity, but countless others have criticized it for not patriotic enough, because “in America, we speak English.”
Miss Kansas had a few things to say herself.
Watch the originally-aired SuperBowl commercial below.