For London 2012, we pushed ourselves to think differently and elevate our marketing to make a real connection between our commitment to active, healthy living and the Olympic Games. The result is Move to the Beat.
WHAT IS MOVE TO THE BEAT?
Move to the Beat brings the importance and fun of active, healthy living to teens. It is both a marketing campaign and a lever for us to communicate about physical activity and energy balance in a relevant way.
Move to the Beat focuses on using teen's passion for music and being together to bring them closer to sport and to inspire them to move. It combines the dreams of five Olympic hopefuls with the talents of Grammy award-winning producer Mark Ronson and chart-topping vocalist Katy B to create an inspirational Move to the Beat anthem. The anthem fuses the sounds of Olympic sports with the beat of London music and will be scaled across the globe via a documentary, television commercial and local activations. This beat is the backdrop for sport, movement and fun.
This global activation will be leveraged via various digital platforms and will be the largest digital and mobile program in the Company's history, giving us the best opportunity to connect with the world's more than 680 million teens. Our goal is to make sure every teenager who has access to a web-enabled mobile phone, including those in less digitally advanced countries, has an opportunity to be part of the Olympic Games and can be inspired to move.
CAMPAIGN FOOTAGE AND TELEVISION COMMERCIALS
Watch webisodes of the Move to the Beat documentary (coming soon) and television commercials below. It showcases how we ideate and execute on big ideas that link our business objectives with our commitment to make a positive difference in the world.
COCA-COLA'S APPROACH TO ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIVING
We are helping to develop workable solutions to address obesity by partnering with governments, academia, health societies and other responsible members of civil society.
Experts agree -- and so do we -- that all calories count when it comes to energy balance. The primary cause of weight gain is an excess of calories consumed, compared to calories burned. And, these calories can come in the form of fats, proteins, alcohol or carbohydrates. All foods and beverages have the potential of contributing excess calories to the diet -- thus consumers must be mindful of what they eat and drink.
A healthful diet isn't about avoiding any one food, beverage or ingredient. Rather, it's about making sensible choices that include consuming a variety of foods and beverages in moderation and ensuring individual nutrition needs are met, without exceeding the number of calories burned during the day. That's why as a Company, we provide options that give people choice, from our regular calorie beverages in a wide variety of package sizes, to our full range of low- and no-calorie beverages.
VARIETY AND CHOICE
As the world's largest beverage company, we also take seriously that people want a variety of beverages and packaging options to meet their needs and lifestyles. We are offering our communities choice from our continuously expanding beverage portfolio, including more than 800 low- and no-calorie beverages. We also address portion control with additional, new and smaller pack sizes. During Games time, we will offer the widest range of drinks and sizes ever offered at an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
OUR APPROACH TO PROMOTING ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
We take a three-pronged approach to encouraging active healthy lifestyles: Education (THINK), Variety (DRINK), and Physical Activity (MOVE). Move to the Beat is one of the many programs and initiatives that reinforces our physical activity and nutrition education commitments. Today, we support more than 250 nutrition education and physical activity initiatives in more than 100 countries. We are committed to having a physical activity and nutrition education program in every country where we operate by 2015.
Here's a map of our current progress.
MOVE TO THE BEAT AND OTHER TEEN-FOCUSED ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMS AROUND THE WORLD
Mexico: Move to the Beat
Every four years we have an opportunity to live the ultimate celebration of the human spirit: the Olympic Games. A great way to celebrate this spirit with teens is through one of their greatest passions – music. In Mexico, the program will focus on giving teens the opportunity to celebrate by DANCING. In Mexico, we will host a press conference with
See how Japan is activating Move to the Beat to get teens moving.
North America: The Sprite Spark Park Projects
To encourage active, healthy living in North America, The Sprite Spark Park Projects is providing renovation grants to 25 basketball courts located in public parks and recreation centers throughout the nation. Each court is eligible to receive varying levels of support based on the number of votes it earns through May 31 at
Great Britain: Street Games
Photos and Video
We support football (soccer) programs all over the world. One program, Copa
(images from South Africa)