7 UP Buys Ad in Super Bowl


Press Release

Source: 7 UP

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 7 UP has purchased one 30- second television commercial scheduled to air during the fourth quarter of the NFL’s Super Bowl XXXVIII on CBS Sunday. It is the second appearance for 7 UP in a Super Bowl game since 2000.

“This is a terrific opportunity for 7 UP to showcase our popular and very funny ‘Make 7 UP Yours’ advertising campaign,” stated Jim Trebilcock, 7 UP senior vice president-marketing. “The game draws a huge number of viewers, which makes it a great venue to reach millions of consumers with our refreshment beverage message presented in a humorous way.”

7 UP will air Slam Dunk, which leads into the brand’s sponsorship of college basketball and is one of the campaign’s new 2004 commercials featuring comedian Godfrey. The “Make 7 UP Yours” campaign first aired in late 1999 and featured actor/comedian Orlando Jones. After two years of successful commercials produced by Young & Rubicam New York, Jones moved on and was replaced by Godfrey, who continues to increase the popularity of the 7 UP campaign.

7 UP aired one 30-second commercial in the 2000 Super Bowl telecast, and had multiple commercials air in the 2001 pre-game telecast. “We are thrilled to be part of the Super Bowl XXXVIII telecast,” concluded Trebilcock.

7 UP is a leading brand in the soft drink portfolio of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., which is owned by London-based Cadbury Schweppes plc (NYSE: CSG -News ). For more information about 7 UP, visit www.7up.com . For information about Dr Pepper/Seven Up, visit www.dpsu.com .