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‘Damage control 101′: Coca-Cola addresses obesity for first time in new adsCoca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of flexing its marketing muscle in the debate over sodas and their impact on public health. The ad lays out Coca-Cola’s record of providing drinks with fewer calories over the years and notes that weight gain is the result of consuming too many calories of any kind — not just soda. (Scott Olson/Getty Images files)

‘Damage control 101′: Coca-Cola addresses obesity for first time in new ads
Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.

The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of flexing its marketing muscle in the debate over sodas and their impact on public health. The ad lays out Coca-Cola’s record of providing drinks with fewer calories over the years and notes that weight gain is the result of consuming too many calories of any kind — not just soda. (Scott Olson/Getty Images files)

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    Very, very interesting approach. Not sure what they’re trying to do with the brand now … trying to keep up with current...
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    Always blame the company, never ourselves. Scapegoat everything
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    Oh, Coke, already out with the “spreading the blame” tactic, eh? Let’s just see how the ads work out.
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