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Coke’s New Design Direction

Five years ago, Coca-Cola’s design chief was told: “We need to do more with design. Go figure it out.” Now his labors are bearing fruit

When David Butler joined Coca-Cola (KO) almost five years ago, he was given, as he tells it, “the Post-it Note mandate: We need to do more with design. Go figure it out.” Butler, who had come from a gig as director of brand strategy at the interactive marketing and consulting firm Sapient, had soon written up a 30-page manifesto laying out a design strategy for the company. But if Butler, who’s now vice-president for design, has made an impact at the beverage giant, it’s not because of some heady proclamation. Instead it’s because he has learned the most effective way to implement design strategy at a company as large and complex as Coca-Cola: avoid the word “design” as much as possible.

Coke’s New Design Direction.

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