While the ad depicts Shaquille O’Neal being shuffled to the back of a group selfie because of his height, fans can post their own Pepsi pictures or selfies on social media to win an official basketball from the NBA, signed by O’Neal. Of course, to enter, don’t forget to tag @Pepsi and use the hashtags #betterwithpepsiminis and #sweepstakes.
In an official press release, O’Neal states, “As a longtime partner of the brand, I always have a great time working with Pepsi.” The sports legend explains that drinking Pepsi Minis helps him to “appreciate the little things in life.” The campaign is a part of Pepsi’s 125th anniversary celebration, and the Pepsi Mini cans commercial will be broadcast on national television during the NFL’s primetime Thanksgiving coverage.
Pepsi Mini cans are only 7.5 ounces, making them a handy option for parties and hosting. Some have even taken to Reddit to defend smaller cans, with one user stating “portion control” as the reason for liking them and another claiming they’re more convenient for mixed drinks. One user jokes, “I like to pretend I’m a GIANT!!” With all this soda talk, it’s understandable if O’Neal’s new ad leaves you craving a Pepsi Mini. Luckily, they’re now available in packs of six or 10 and come in Pepsi flavors like Original, Zero Sugar, Wild Cherry, Diet, and Real Sugar, with Original and Wild Cherry also sold in a 30-pack.