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Coca-Cola releases Andy Warhol-inspired Super Bowl commercial aimed at togetherness, announces $1 million gift for Atlanta attraction

While it’s not the official cola sponsor of the NFL, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola wants to be sure people attending and watching the Super Bowl will feel its presence.

Right before the kick-off of the “Big Game,” the company will air a new animated ad – inspired by a 1975 quote by pop artist Andy Warhol – that celebrates inclusion, diversity and togetherness.

Russ Hardin, James Quincey Mayor Bottoms

Atlanta Police Foundation gets $2 million Coca-Cola pledge to fight crime

At the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Crime is Toast breakfast Tuesday morning, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced that the company was making a $2 million gift to the foundation’s upcoming Vision Safe Atlanta campaign.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also announced both she and Quincey had agreed to co-chair the Atlanta Police Foundation’s $35 million capital campaign, which will build at least one new @Promise Youth Center on the Southside along Metropolitan Avenue.

Connected to the past

Near the core of the Georgia State campus sits a Victorian structure that seems a bit out of place. Amid the multi-story buildings that line the street, it stands out in its uniqueness. With a gabled roof and turreted facade, what is today the home of the University’s Baptist Student Union resembles none of the […]

The value of a penny

Joe Jacobs is a name familiar to most aficionados of the City of Atlanta. He is known because he was the owner of the pharmacy that sold the very first glass of Coca-Cola, ever…anywhere. His store was located at 5-Points. There is a plaque commemorating Jacobs’ role in the history of our hometown beverage, a […]

Star gazing at the Fox Theatre

To be honest, it seemed like an urban myth when we first heard about it but, after a little bit of research, the myth proved to be fact. A whimsical tale on its own, the reality that it is true makes it one of the Stories of Atlanta worth a second look. Here’s what we […]

Look! Up in the sky…

“Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.” You might ask, what in the world does a 19th century English lullaby have to do with a picture of a Coca-Cola sign stuck in the middle of nowhere? Good question, if you’re a first time viewer. But if you’ve been here before, you know […]

Former Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell launches ‘Epic Ireland’

By Maria Saporta
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on May 13, 2016

Former Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell has embarked on a major venture in Ireland, the country of his birth.

Isdell, who left The Coca-Cola Co. in 2008, has bought an historic warehouse building near the Port of Dublin and turned it into a multi-faceted project – a business incubator, stores and the project’s centerpiece, a major tourist attraction called Epic Ireland. So far, he has invested $27 million of his own money into the development.

Muhtar Kent WOC annual meeting

Coca-Cola welcomes shareholders into its Atlanta home

For the first year ever, the Coca-Cola Co. invited its shareowners to its own turf for its 2016 annual meeting – the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place across from Centennial Olympic Park.

The new location had a strange impact on shareowners. Even the company’s harshest critics seemed subdued in the environment. It didn’t hurt that the company was opening up the attraction for a special first-ever Coca-Cola Shareowner Day so the owners of the company could get their fill of the house that soda built.