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Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads

Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads

Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads

Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads

Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads
Collection of Cool Coca-Cola Ads

1 Key Factor to Coca Cola’s Success

What has made Coca Cola become the great success that it is? This article details one key success factor which has made the company’s sales skyrocket and its notoriety unparalleled.

Today, let’s talk about a company that has:

    The most widely recognized brand name in the world.
    A 10% share of the entire global market for non-alcoholic beverages.
    A monopoly on the very definition of a multinational corporation.

If you guessed The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO), then you’d be right.

Coca-Cola Pours Into Emerging Markets

If you live in America where Coca-Cola ads run everywhere from movie theatres’ opening credits to New York City store fronts, you probably wouldn’t know that it derives over 80% of sales, 75% of income and 95% of operating profits from abroad.

That makes sense though when you figure that its distribution network now covers more than 200 countries and has a 50% share of the global market for carbonated drinks.

Naturally, this opens up a very profitable blue-chip play for investors interested in capitalizing on economic growth overseas, and more specifically in emerging markets.

Because of flat sales in North America and even Europe, Coke has coped in the past through acquisitions of competitors like Nestea, Dasani and Vitaminwater over the last several years. Those purchases probably haven’t hurt, but they haven’t really helped either, since total case sales in North America dropped by 2% so far in 2009.

Yet growth in emerging markets continues rising at a brisk pace. In the second quarter of this year, Coca-Cola enjoyed 33% sales growth in India and 14% sales growth in China. And they remain untapped gushers if you look at both countries through the company’s measuring scale of bottles consumer per capita,

The average American drinks 412 bottles of Coke products a year. In China, that figure drops to 28 bottles and Indians consume only 7.

For example, India has a high birthrate and 1 billion people with an average age of 25… and trending lower. Since young people are particularly susceptible to the lure of carbonated, sugary drinks, that creates a particularly attractive Coke, especially as family incomes in India continue to rise.

Investors should step back a moment and think about those facts and figures … and the opportunities they raise. Because you can bet that Coca-Cola has.

Bakerella with Coca Cola cupcakes and a contest!

Today's guest blogger is the Martha Stewart-endorsed cupcake pop sensation Bakerella, who we post about frequently, sharing a timely bit of cupcake cheer and a fun contest! Thanks, Bakerella!

Hey everyone. I'm super excited to be guest blogging today on Cupcakes Take the Cake (CTTC).

Over a year ago I was a lurker (sent over by a google search for cupcakes) and totally amazed by all the creative cupcake artists featured on this blog. When I first visited this site, I couldn't believe how many photos of cupcakes there were. Where did they come from? Who made them? Who had time to talk about cupcakes? Who had time to take pictures of cupcakes? Were all these people crazy? Or, was I the crazy one for coming back every day to see the next cutest cupcake? It didn't matter. I wanted in.

So, in October of 2007 I decorated my first set of cupcakes for Halloween. I figured out how to submit them to CTTC through flickr and ta-dahhh… they were actually chosen. I was so excited, I couldn't believe it. They liked my cupcakes! The next thing I knew, I was starting my own blog to document my baking and decorating attempts. And I haven't stopped since. Now, people think I'm the crazy one for taking so many pictures of cupcakes. Ha!

But, now I get it. It's not even about the cupcakes. It's about making something that puts a smile on someone's face and brightens their day. And that's what I've been trying to do ever since. I'm not the best cake decorator or the best baker. I don't review cupcakes. I don't have a bakery. But, what I do have is fun. And, as long as that continues, so will I.

So, thank you Cupcakes Take the Cake for the fascination and the inspiration.

Now, who wants to see some Christmas Cupcakes?

Coca-Cola Cuteness

First up, the inspiration. I know you're thinking these Coke bottles are super cute. But wait until you see what I decided to do with them. (By the way, I found these at Wal-Mart. Run and get some before the holidays are over and they're all gone.)


Yep! I cut the tops right off. Now, let's see one in action!


Just turn one of the cupcakes upside down, frost the bottom and carefully rest the bottle opening over the cupcake. Voila… snow globe! I also misted sugar water on the inside of the globe and then sprinkled it with a little regular sugar to make it feel more snowy. Here's a close-up…


Snowglobe Cupcakes

Dang, these are cute. But, I don't think they would be half as cute without these awesome red baking cups from the Confectionery House. Thanks to Bake & Destroy for turning me on to these back in May. She raves about them and now I know why. I just love the intense, opaque color. But guess what? You can win some of your very own.

Baking Cups Giveaway

Baking Cups

I'm giving away a set of these brite-color assortment baking cups and a set of brown baking cups to one lucky winner right here on Cupcakes Take the Cake.
  • Just leave a comment below with some warm holiday wishes for the generous women that run Cupcakes Take the Cake and you'll be entered. (Easy, huh!)
  • Leave your comment with a link to your blog or email so I can contact you if you win.
  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday at midnight EST (tomorrow night.
  • The winner will be chosen at random and announced on killercola.blogspot.com Wednesday morning.
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