Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Breakfast With Ted Ryan of The Coca-Cola Company - WW

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Ted Ryan with Coca-cola collectibles

For its 127th Anniversary, Coca-Cola Singapore hosted a breakfast meeting with Ted Ryan, Director of Heritage Communications at The Coca-Cola Company, for about 40 collectors of the Singapore Coca-Cola Collectors Club and invited guests.

Ted Ryan has managed the historical collections at The Coca-Cola Company based in Atlanta, USA since 1997. Ted is responsible for the physical and digital assets in the archives collection.

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Ted brought a small collection of US and Singaporean Coca-Cola items to create a small exhibit in the Shangri-La ballroom where the meeting was held. Many including myself were excited to see the small exhibit as we have never seen the series of print ads from 1952 that had appeared in Singapore.

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Ted took his audience on a journey through some of the most interesting design stories Coca-cola has to tell. It was fascinating to see a display of bottles and cans that demonstrate the evolution of the famous beverage. My eyes sparkled seeing the original ‘Hutchinson’ bottle from 1900 standing alongside Coca-cola’s most iconic asset, the famous glass ‘Contour’ bottle from 1915.

Several collectors had brought along items to show and share with Ted and the other collectors. It was a privilege to see some rare and interesting Coca-cola collections.

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Auctioning of the vintage Coke memorabilia

There was a trivia contest where Coke collectibles were won. An auction was held, all proceeds were donated to the Red Cross.

Ted is one of the main contributors to Coca-Cola Conversations, their official blog.

Coke breakfast Ted Ryan
 A group photo of the participants




14 comments:

  1. Wow! Fascinating Coca Cola collection of bottles and cans!

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    1. I would love to start a Coke collection but lack of space at home to display them.

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  2. Your days sounds more fun than mine.

    I have some really old coca cola stuff. We used to buy soda like this in the Philippines---in the 80s. "I'd like to buy some coke--the Pepsi one."

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    1. Your really old coca cola stuff might be worth a fortune :)

      I didn't drink Coke when I was younger but these days I like Coke, maybe it tastes better?

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  3. I know some Coca-Cola collectors, but I didn't know its popularity reached all the way to Singapore.

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    1. You will be as amazed as I am how passionate the Singapore Coca-cola Collectors are on their hobby. Some of them are so knowledgeable on the history of Coca-cola, they win many prizes at the quiz.

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  4. Interesting succession of bottles, depicts history and progress.

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    1. There were more interesting exhibits which I will post in future articles.

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  5. What an interesting event. I know a lot of people who love to collect vintage coke bottles and glasses.

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    1. It was interesting meeting this group of collectors and learning about how much they went through to collect their prized item. Every Coke item they collect has an interesting story behind it :)

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  6. This sure looks great event. Good time for all.

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  7. Never thought about this product being so popular in your area.

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  8. Thanks for joining me in the Wordless Wednesday Bloggers.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  9. wow such precious collections and it must have been a real treat to have breakfast with Ted Ryan.

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