?Sports Drinks Refresh Rivalry For Coke, Pepsi?

?Sports Drinks Refresh Rivalry For Coke, Pepsi?

This article takes a look at Coke?s Powerade vs. Pepsi?s Gatorade and how Coke plans on reviving their struggling product. Throughout this article it is apparent that Coke is using motivation and leadership while managing to change its underdog product. The company hopes that by using these methods they will gain more of the market share in the sport drink industry with the rival of Powerade.
In the article Rohan Oza, a senior brand manager who is in charge of the Powerade campaign, claims the company is, ?evolving the sports-drink category?. Coke is using a proactive process of change, since they are setting a new course of action for their sports drink rather than correcting the current one. Beginning last summer, Mr. Oza formed a quality circle to develop new strategies for the product. He stated that the group ?started with a blank sheet?.
The team was made of motivated individuals who had an organizational goal of working to achieve success above Pepsi?s Gatorade in the industry. The team began to ?live and feel the brand,? says the Mr. Oza. They met with football players, energy experts, psychologists, and even talked to a MTV

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