Coca-Cola Generates World Cup Excitement with CrateFan Statue

Per, Coca-Cola teamed up with Animal Farm to create a terrific "CrateFan" statue in Johannesburg that will surely turn some heads during the next four weeks of World Cup competition taking place. The statue, made entirely of 2,500 standard Coca-Cola bottle crates, stands 16.5 meters high and weights approximately 25 tons.

How did they do it? The Cratefan statue is part of a recycling project on behalf of Coca-Cola. Animal created a scaffolding clad that could hold 2,500 bottle crates and a few workers were assigned to complete the job, stacking crates one on top of another.  All of the materials will be either recycled or reused once the unique statue is taken down.

Check out some pictures of the final "CrateFan" project below:

adidas Makes a World Cup Splash in South Africa

Are you looking for new ways to activate around premier events? Are you looking to create a national campaign around a soccer property?

As the world prepares for an exciting 2010 World Cup showdown in South Africa, adidas is already capturing the marketplace with a creative mobile marketing program that is uniting citizens of South Africa by having them sign a giant jersey. To drive awareness for the initiative, adidas is creating a video series that chronicles the jersey tour's jersey and capturing consumer engagement along the way.

Check out a preview below: