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Everything about its brand was iconic and beloved that people felt like they were losing a part of something bigger than a brand when Coke tried to change its formula. var pbDesktopSlots = [ {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, 4. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, 'increment': 0.5, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654151' }}, 'increment': 1, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, The Pepsi & Kendall Jenner ad fail. var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, The beer passes exclusively dark-skinned black people before making its way into the hands of a light-skinned woman. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); userIds: [{ { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446385' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, 1. } var mapping_contentslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250], [336, 280], 'fluid']).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50], 'fluid']).build(); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", The incident underscores how important implementing good design, hiring great designers, and performing user research is for a business. 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