January 25, 2013
Coca-Cola has signed country music star Taylor Swift to promote Diet Coke, per sources close to the situation.
The move comes on the heels of Pepsi penning a $50 million deal with Beyoncé Knowles six weeks ago, and largely underscores an ongoing battle for the youth/music market between the soda industry's two titans. For instance, Coke recently invested $10 million in the digital music service Spotify.
In terms of the Diet Coke-Taylor Swift deal, the singer-songwriter will not appear in the brand's Super Bowl campaign, the sources said. Swift has also served as a brand spokesperson for Cover Girl in recent years.
Meanwhile, a media rep for the Atlanta-based Coke declined to comment.
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