Pepsi – “Michael Jackson Pepsi Generation”
The Pepsi Generation was the theme of an advertising campaign for Pepsi-Cola, a US brand of soft drink, that launched in 1963 as the result of a slogan contest. A new car was awarded to the writer of the winning slogan. The contest was the brainchild of Alan Pottasch, a PepsiCo advertising executive, and it was won by Appleton, Wisconsin resident, Ellen M. Reimer. Her slogan invited consumers to “Come Alive! You’re the Pepsi Generation!” The original “Come Alive” jingle was performed by singer Joanie Sommers in her memorable “breathy” vocal style.