Pepsi Max refreshes iconic ‘Pepsi Max Taste Challenge’ with new campaign via TBWA\Sydney


Pepsi Max is calling on consumers to ‘sip outside their comfort zone’ – to experience the delicious, bold taste of Pepsi Max this summer by putting its taste credentials on the line and going head to head with its biggest selling full sugar cola competitor through the Pepsi Max Taste Challenge.


Pepsi Max will encourage Aussies to take part in a blind taste test of two sips to decide the better-tasting cola with activations across the country from 4 November to end of January. The activations are supported with a campaign via TBWA\Sydney, that amplifies through TV, OOH and digital advertising, encouraging consumers to reappraise their cola choices.

Originally launched in the 1970s, TBWA was challenged to refresh, localise and launch the campaign to ask Aussies to reappraise their cola choices and think again. TBWA’s creative depicts the ultimate choice – one of either predictable comfort or one which dares drinkers to be bold.

Says Katrina Alvarez-Jarratt, creative director, TBWA: “The iconic ‘Taste Challenge’ is part of Pepsi’s heritage. The latest campaign in this global series issues the challenge to Australians in an interesting and humorous way, reminding them that flavour favours the bold.”

Says Carolyn Baveystock, marketing manager – CSDs, Pepsi Australia: “The Taste Challenge has been a huge success with consumers in other countries around the world and now Australian consumers have the opportunity to take part. We look forward to seeing if we can convert even more people with our great taste!”

Client: PepsiCo
Creative: TBWA Sydney
Production Company: BOLT
Director: Leo Woodhead
Producer: Lauren Reilly
DOP: Ian McCarroll
Editorial: Lucas Baynes, Arc Edit
Post Production: Alt FX
Sound Design: Beau Silvester
Music supervision: Anton, Trailer Media
Casting: Stevie Ray CGA
Media: PHD Australia
Activation: Conversion Live

Pepsi Max refreshes iconic ‘Pepsi Max Taste Challenge’ with new campaign via  TBWA\Sydney