Thums Up turns 40; Coca-Cola launches brand's first variant 'ThumsUp Charged'

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Marketing | November 21, 2017
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Here's a look at the press note sent by the brand team.

Coca-Cola India, one of the country's leading beverage companies, today announced that it intends to make Thums Up-India's most-loved cola-the first home-grown billion dollar beverage brand in the next two years. The company also announced the launch of Thums Up Charged, the first ever variant of Thums Up that is packed with even more thunder.

"Thums Up believes in a unique expression of masculinity that challenges us to believe that 'heroism is a choice'," says, Vijay Parasuraman, Vice President, Marketing, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia. He adds, "By personifying this, the brand has become a metaphor for uncompromising attitude and unshakeable self-belief which inspires each of us to unleash our inner potential. This belief is crucial to Thums Up as it enables the brand to inspire millions of Indians and make them look up to Thums Up as an icon of masculinity. The launch of Thums Up Charged takes this iconicity to the next level and will help accelerate the journey to becoming the first home-grown billion dollar beverage brand."

Thums Up launch

Thums Up Charged is the result of Coca-Cola's steadfast commitment to innovation by offering more beverage choices to its consumers. Continuing with the same Toofani image, Thums Up 'Charged' contains the strong taste and offers extra Thunder to the consumers. The product launch will be supported through a robust integrated marketing campaign, including television, digital, radio, outdoor, social media and retail advertising that will promote the brand's great taste and functional stimulation.

The Company and its bottlers will invest suitably in enhancing brand love, launching new packs, expanding distribution and augmenting manufacturing capacity to increase the sales of Thums Up by 2020.

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