Coca-Cola Celebrates 125th Birthday
On 08 May 1886, 125 years ago today, John S. Pemberton created and served Coca-Cola for the first time at Jacobs’ Pharmacy in downtown Atlanta.
In that year an average of just nine drinks a day were sold. 125 years later and the brand whose name has become the planets’ second-most understood term after “Okay” has its products being drunk 1.7 billion times every single day! That works out at around 19,400 beverages every single second!
Yes, the iconic soft drink Coca-Cola turns celebrates its’ birthday today. And to celebrate the milestone, the Coca-Cola Company has put together a virtual museum full of Coke related memorabilia and objects, and are re-releasing their legendary 1971 “I’d Like to buy the World a Coke” advert with new imagery highlighting other memorable Coke adverts through the years.
As they say in the video blurb… “we’re taking a trip down memory lane with a special celebratory advert. To thank you, our consumers, we’re remembering moments of happiness that we’ve shared since 1886. We see Coca-Cola sharing in celebrations across the generations: birthdays, weddings and Millennium Eve parties. ‘I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke’ plays in the background, which originally featured in our iconic ‘Hilltop’ advert of 1971.”
Here’s a look the evolution of the companies’ logo and bottles over the 125 years: