The Coca-Cola Company celebrates perfect contradictions in new Topo Chico Hard Seltzer global launch campaign via HERO + McCann


The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with independent HERO + McCann to launch Topo Chico Hard Seltzer worldwide, with a new platform called ‘A Perfect Contradiction’.


The campaign was executed by HERO + McCann and filmed in regional NSW, with Sydney-based production agency Rabbit. The location created the perfect backdrop for a journey through the southern heat full of unexpected characters. From cowboys to punk bands, the colourful personalities bring life to the campaign and perfectly reflects what Topo Chico Hard Seltzer is all about – beautiful contradictions.

Developed for global launch, the campaign has debuted in more than 20 markets to date, including South America and Europe, with an integrated campaign launching in Australia in September 2021.

Says Kate Miller, marketing director for Coca-Cola in the South Pacific: “Hard seltzer is a product full of contradictions – sparkling water and alcohol makes for a light, refreshing taste. We wanted to celebrate this contradiction and the surprising things it can produce – not just in the product, but in people too. Hard Seltzer is a competitive category with lots of brands all doing the same thing. We wanted to stand out by producing a campaign that shows off Topo Chico Hard Seltzer’s personality and the light, refreshing taste.

“On top of all of this, we were able to re-create the southern feel right here in Australia, at a time when travel is out of reach. It was a pleasure working with HERO McCann from the beginning and they really brought this concept to life in a way that out-performed all of our expectations!”

Says Ben Coulsen, chief creative officer, HERO + McCann: “The campaign brought to life the cool southern vibe of Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and it was damn fun to make elements of it in rural NSW.”

HERO + McCann’s Topo Chico Hard Seltzer appointment follows a number of recent high-profile new business wins, including Toyota, Maybelline New York and v2food.

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Client – Coca-Cola
Lucie Austin – VP Marketing
Kate Miller – Marketing Director
Leigh Coleman – Marketing Manager
Pietro Pio Cirsone – Creative Strategy

Agency – HERO / McCann
Ben Coulson – Chief Creative Officer
Roshni Hegerman- Executive Strategy Director
Psembi Kinstan – Executive Creative Director
Christian Duffy – Senior Art Director
Daniel Miller – Senior Copywriter
Cinnamon Darvall – National Head of Broadcast
Simon Gawn – Client Services Director
Isabella Timar – Account Director

Production Company – Rabbit Content
Pete Moore – Director
Alex Hay – Executive Producer
Lucas Jenner – Executive Producer
Marcus Butler – Producer
Tim Tregoning ACS – Cinematographer

Edit – The Editors
Joe Morris – Editor
Post-Production – White Chocolate
SFX / Online – Chris Grocott
Soundmix & Music – Squeak E Clean
Karla Henwood – Executive Creative Producer