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The Cola Wars Girls

The long gone days of cola wars seem to come back. These days a new ad from the Coca Cola Company is making it rounds on the net. 1 The blonde girl from the Cola ad is Nicole Vicius. In the ad we see the young girl roller skating at the beach and doing fun stuff with her Diet Coke; according to this article all happening on Zuma Beach in Malibu.

For fans of the Superbowl this type of advertising isn't exactly new. That Pepsi Girl, the Pepsi original, even has its own fan blog and MySpace page. Mandy Amano shot to stardom through her appearance in the iTunes Pepsi ads that premiered during the 2005 Super Bowl. Now a year later the giant from Atlanta tries its own spin on the cola girl phenomenon. 2

Also, refer to this Forum post. It says the music / song used in the Coke version is Paul Oakenfold "Starry Eyed Surprise" heavily sampling Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talking At Me Lyrics". The song is a collaboration between producer Paul Oakenfold and vocalist Shifty (aka Shifty Shellshock, aka Seth Brooks Binzer, from Crazy Town).

Lyrics in the tv commercial, Coke: "Tonight... stars Tonight I'm seein' stars Tonight... stars Tonight I'm seein' stars

Once again I found myself with my friends Dancin' the night away It's like the party never ends

Seein' stars, I'm seein' stars Seein' stars, I'm seein' stars

Oh my, starry eyed surprise Sundown to sunrise Dance all night We gonna dance all night Dance all night to this DJ

Coke Links (Nicole Vicius): Diet Coke Roller Girl here at Clipland article article youtube Nicole Vicius imdb entry

Pepsi Links (Mandy Amano): The Pepsi Girl's Spot No1 here at Clipland The Pepsi Girl's Spot No2 here at Clipland Mandy Amano's MySpace page fan blog Mandy Amano imdb entry

An interesting note for long-time Clipland fellows: adfreak.com mentions that one guy on the web wishes there were "an IMDB for commercials." ;-) Hey, it's here!! Clipland is online since 1998!

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# Posted by staff on Tue Dec 19 00:28:00 2006 | Category: OnlineBuzz

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