Coke's 'Tattoo Can' Campaign Celebrated Hispanic History Month

By: Joey Haar - Jan 10, 2017
References: adage
Coke's 'Tattoo Can' campaign dovetailed off of the success of the soft drink company's famous 'Share a Coke' platform, but the new campaign was shifted to better represent the interests of Hispanic consumers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. For Tattoo Can, coke created cans that had common Latino surnames printed on the sides in ink, allowing Hispanic consumers to get temporary tattoos of their names straight off of their beverages.

The cans were sold with stickers over the names. After peeling those stickers off, consumers could press the tattoos directly on to their skin thanks to the condensation on the cans.

Coke sold over 130,000 cans during the run of the Tattoo Can campaign. Much of that success can be attributed to the company's understanding of Latino culture. People of Hispanic descent have strong connections to their families, and thus take an immense amount of pride in their surnames.