10K retweets will bring back Parle's Rola Cola!
Parle Products has promised to revive the childhood candy of kids from the 90s if fans are able to crowdsource 10,000 retweets
Published - 19-February-2019
Remember the cola-flavoured candy from the 90’s - Rola Cola - that went out of production in 2006? If Twitterati can exert the power of social media and band together 10,000 tweets in favour of the popular candy that is intrinsic to the childhood of every 90’s kid, Parle Products has promised to revive this lost candy.
How did all this come to be? Well, Siddharth Sai G from Kerala, a big fan of Rola Cola, tweeted about his love for Rola Cola and how much he misses the childhood treat. Siddharth tagged the iconic brand’s maker-Parle Products - with a plea to restart production of the much-loved candy. His tweet said, “how many retweets would it take to bring the candy back in production?”
In a surprising response, Parle Products shot back with a tweet saying that a total 10,000 retweets with the hashtag #BringBackRolaCola would set the ball rolling for Rola Cola’s production. That was on February 13, 2018. Within five days, Siddharth has managed 1,200 retweets. He’s also brought his campaign to the attention of Google, Netflix, Swiggy and Zomato.
It is unclear if Rola Cola lovers like Siddharth will be able to accumulate 10,000 tweets or how long it would take for the tweets to be amassed. But this incident shows that social media has changed the way brands and consumers interact and has brought about power to make the consumer’s voice heard like no other platform.
Love your Rola Cola, why don’t you retweet?
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