CBS bans Sodastream SuperBowl ad to appease Coke & Pepsi

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  1. Commissar Smersh

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/willburns/2013/01/31/cbs-bans-sodastream-ad-wheres-the-outrage/

  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Well yeah, who do you think has the bigger advertising budget? The network is going to bend to the biggest checkbook. Now should the FCC step in and regulate and push for fairness? Probably, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

    But yeah, with my own CO2 system now I fully intend on kegging some root beer and cream soda kits. It's cheap and convenient.
  3. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    The same thing has been happening on Store shelves for as long as I can remember. Poor Fanta and Vesta...

    In a semi-unrelated note: Whatever happened to Chocolate soda? I remember always having that at family Christmas reunions in my childhood, but now it's nowhere to be found...
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    This story, if played right, will probably end up being an even bigger benefit to Sodastream than if they'd just let the original advert play as scheduled.
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    It's how big companies get bigger. It's the American way.
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    Guess it wasn't banned!
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    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    ^^^ So it did end up playing? Maybe the negative backlash from the anti-competitiveness of the whole thing forced their hand?
  9. Commissar Smersh

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    Yup, had just aired. Either negative pressure or just some stirring up the press.
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    Did it play before, after, or during the power outage break?
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    ... What is with that company.
  14. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    They aired an alternate commercial for the Super Bowl. Here's the original:

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    I don't buy colas or soft drinks at all. But I may get a sodastream. My favorite drink is sparkling water, plain and on the rocks.
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    well, now i'm interested in whatever the hell this is.
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    http://www.sodastream.com/node/75

    and now i'm not.

    good on them for using sucrose, but sucralose causes some serious headaches whenever i eat/drink anything made with it. any sugar substitue does really. sodas made with HFCS has that syrupy consistency to it, but at least it doesn't make my head feel like a punching bag.
  18. Goofus Maximus

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    Could sodastream help me make this? Having mentioned Chocolate Soda, suddenly I have a craving...
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  20. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    pathetic
  21. mistawiskas

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    sodastream is a new fangled seltzer bottle.
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    Only useless it you don't use it!
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  25. mistawiskas

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    CO2 ftw! but that clown looks kinda creepy in a Pennywise-esque way.

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