New Global TV Commercial by Pepsi Brings Football and Its Star Players to the Streets

Throughout history, Pepsi has brought joy to each generation, connecting fans with the entertainment that has made the brand an icon in pop culture. With one of the world’s most popular sport in the hearts and minds of people more than ever, the brand launches its global 2018 “LOVE IT. LIVE IT. FOOTBALL.” campaign.

From shareworthy content with the game’s famed players to unexpected football moments and experiences, there will be more to love and live from the brand throughout the year.

“Pepsi is known for bringing football’s most iconic heroes and hopefuls to the world in unexpected, entertaining ways, showing fans the never-seen-before sides of the players they love.

“What tightly links the football experience across our iconic brand, the players and our collective fans around the world is a love for the game. This year, we will love and live the game like never before in all we do,” said Natalia Filippociants, Senior Marketing Director, Global Pepsi Trademark, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo.

The rich, 360-degree global campaign connects art and sport to bring the beautiful game to life—on and off the pitch—with a unique, highly sharable and joy-evoking take on the sport and our world-class line-up of global footballers.

Across the brand’s trademark, the distinctive art aesthetic links and animates all elements—from the limited-edition player packaging and arresting out of home that is more art than billboard, to thumb-stopping digital content and a highly-anticipated blockbuster TV commercial to be aired in more than 60 markets worldwide.

Airing alongside the brand’s official UEFA Champions League partnership, the global TV commercial brings five of the world’s best players to the streets for an action-packed, high-energy kickabout with fans—and paint-filled balls.

The all-star global 2018 Pepsi squad—Leo Messi, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Carli Lloyd and Dele Alli—show off their skill and agility as they race through the bustling crowd to dodge paintballs coming from every direction. The energy and excitement is palpable as more people decide to live for the moment, join the game and cheer on the players.

Walls, windows and people get splattered from head to toe in paint. With an unexpected twist on the game and an invitation for everyone to play, the brand once again brings fans a whole new way to experience the game they love. “Light it Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) (Remix)” by Major Lazer provides the soundtrack pulse.

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