Pepsi Given Due Recognition

Malaysia Book of Records recognised Pepsi for Malaysia’s first augmented reality concert

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PepsiCo Official Photo MBR Ceremony

Pepsi has been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records for its ground-breaking first-ever Augmented Reality (AR) Concert in Malaysia. The concert offered exclusively for consumers of Pepsi Black Raspberry received an overwhelming response from consumers and fans during the limited period when the content was available, from 16th April to 16th May 2021.

In the mini concert, fans watched popular artist Siti Nordiana performing her latest song, which featured the three winners of the #PepsiBoldTalent audition challenge – dancer Bell, freestyle footballer Aidil and singer Syafeek. To watch the concert, fans were required to get a bottle of Pepsi Black Raspberry, log on to the designated AR concert website, scan the bottle when prompted, and enjoy the concert playing right on the bottle.

“For PepsiCo, consumers are at the heart of all that we do. As a brand that uses music to connect with our fans, we endeavoured to find bold new ways to share music in this time of the pandemic, when live events are restricted. Making the decision to hold the first Augmented Reality Concert in Malaysia is our way of channelling our brand’s pioneering spirit and the bold personality of Pepsi Black while offering consumers new opportunities to challenge the norm,” said Salman Butt, Senior Marketing Director APAC of PepsiCo.

The certificate of recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records was presented by Edwin Yeoh, Senior Record Consultant of Malaysia Book of Records and received by Jennifer Lee, Beverage Marketing Lead of PepsiCo.

“It’s an honour to be recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records. We always strive to bring excitement and new experiences to our loyal fans and other consumers in Malaysia, so we hope everyone found the AR Concert refreshing, with its combination of a new way to enjoy music, a new song by Siti Nordiana and fresh homegrown talents that many Malaysians may not know,” Jennifer said.

This first-ever AR concert in Malaysia by Pepsi was brought to life by Entropia, who worked closely with the Pepsi team in Malaysia – from the campaign ideation and tech exploration up to the set-up and successful execution of the AR concert. “To meet the needs of a bold brand like Pepsi, we looked at being experiential and charting new paths that would push the envelope. Constantly reinventing how brands connect with consumers and embracing fluidity in brand experiences helps in staying ahead of the curve, and we are proud to work with Pepsi Malaysia in this groundbreaking application of AR in marketing,” commented Ramakrishnan CN, Partner at Entropia Group and Head of Extended Reality (EXR) Entropia (Part of Accenture).

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