Coca-Cola embraces past failure with New Coke ‘relaunch’

The product, which flopped in the ‘80s, will be offered for a limited time to promote Netflix’s third season of ‘Stranger Things.’

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For more than 30 years, Coca-Cola Company’s “New Coke” recipe has been shorthand for a marketing failure.

Now, the beverage company is facing its past mistake and using it to play on consumers’ nostalgia: It’s offering the retracted recipe for a limited time, in partnership with Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

In a first-of-its-kind partnership with Netflix, we’re bringing back New Coke as an innovative way to reach “Stranger Things” fans.

— The Coca-Cola Co. (@CocaColaCo) May 21, 2019

CNet reported:

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