Posted by Mark J. Miller on February 6, 2012 02:14 PM
On the day after Super Bowl Sunday, 7 million Americans don’t show up to work, according to the hard-working folks at Coca-Cola. Another 4.4 million arrived at their places of business late this morning, according to Coke estimates.
So the brand's marketing team (and agency team at CP+B) figured that if 11.4 million people are already not showing up or not really serving their businesses at full throttle on the Monday after Super Bowl, why not call it a day (off) and let the entire American workforce stay home for the day?
Coke Zero would like to name the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday Magnificent Monday, according to a company release. “Coke Zero believes that people can more thoroughly enjoy the big game knowing they have Magnificent Monday off,” a press release notes. “This holiday is essentially already happening, but Coke Zero is leading the charge to make it official.” And what could be more important to our national wellbeing than making sure that people are thoroughly enjoying the big game?
In keeping with the social underpinning to the modern Super Bowl, the ever-so-slightly tongue-in-cheek digital campaign is inviting citizens to tweet ideas on how to make Magnificent Monday a reality with the Twitter hashtag #magmonday. Next thing you know, this is going to come up at one of the seven quadrillion Republican debates.
There are currently 10 federal U.S. holidays, in case you were wondering: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. So good luck, Coke Zero! We salute you on your effort to give sports fans — and everyone else — a day off to celebrate (or mourn — or just run a few errands) as the case may be.