Marking the celebrations for the auspicious harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu, 7UP, the refreshing clear drink unveiled its all-new limited-edition festive packs featuring the quirky, curly-haired mascot Fido Dido.
Pongal is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu with thousands of people across the state marking the end of winters and is a festival to showcase gratitude for a good harvest. The limited-edition 7UP packs are a tribute to the spirit of Pongal and take inspiration from the various elements that define the festival in its true essence. Right from the intricate art of Kolam to the use of sugarcane and pot to cook delicacies – the packs are a multi-faceted representation of all things Pongal.
Speaking about the new packs, Naseeb Puri, senior marketing director, Flavors, PepsiCo India, said, “7Up is privileged to have been part of the rich Tamil Nadu culture, and this time, we really wanted to celebrate Pongal in a special way. The limited-edition packs are our endeavor to bring alive the festive spirit and add some freshness to the celebrations as people continue to stay home to mark the occasion this year.”
The vibrant new Pongal-inspired labels will be used across 600 milliliter, 1 liter, and 2.25-liter packs of 7UP and will be available across all modern trade outlets and select eCommerce channels. In a bid to spread the festive cheer across the state, the celebratory branding will also be showcased across hoardings and posters across public spots in select cities to engage the audiences.
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