Coca-Cola follows McDonald’s lead with social distancing logo despite criticism

Yahoo News Staff
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Coca-Cola has become one of the latest big brands to push for social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coke’s put up a billboard in Times Square, New York, with the letters spelling Coca-Cola spaced out.

“Staying apart is the best way to stay united,” the ad reads.

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On social media, people praised Coke for its ad campaign.

“I love it,” one man on Linkedin wrote.

“A brilliant message about social distancing.”

A view of a Coca-Cola digital billboard in Times Square promoting social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Coke's new billboard in New York City. Source: Getty Images

A man on Twitter called it “an outstanding example of a brand standing tall” and “serving the greater good”.

The rave reviews are sure to scratch a few heads as McDonald’s was heavily criticised for a similar ad campaign earlier this week.

Some people called the temporary new logo used by the food chain to encourage social distancing as “terrible”.

As of Friday night, more than 3000 Aussies have been infected with coronavirus.

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