Coca-Cola, a soft drink once laced with cocaine, now has to rely on million-dollar ads to convince you that it can make you feel good. During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola got #MakeItHappy trending on social media with an ad that took aim at cyberbullying and internet trolls. The not-so-subtle implication: The internet could be a kinder, gentler place if only we drank more Coke!
Perhaps the best spoof of this overreaching ad comes from beloved NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, who conducts a little experiment to see how Coca-Cola is related to #Happiness or technology. Protip: Do not let your computer drink soda. It will not be any happier.