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Karma Cola

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Episode 026 LIVE: McDaid's American Cream Soda, Irn Bru, Karma Cola, Club Lemon & Jarritos Mandarin

Five Star Sodas

Eventually we were able to host our live, in-person show, from SWG3 - joined by some of you in the room, drinking along with us! Despite some technical issues to begin with, we were virtually joined by Seamus McDaid (of McDaid's) and comedian and podcast host, Marc Jennings.On paper, this should be a high scoring line up with some of the most anticipated drinks (both from us and the general public), kicking off with McDaid's American Cream Soda from Ireland. Marc then joined us to sample one of his favourites - Irn Bru - as well as Karma Cola. Seamus eventually got through on our Zoom call and we sampled Club Lemon together, before rounding off with Jarritos Mandarin.Everyone in the room was sampling along with us - so it was very interesting to see how we (the professionals) scored it versus the amateurs in the crowd!Five Star Sodas is the definitive fizzy drink review show. Here to taste every fizzy drink imaginable and rate them on their zero through five system. The rules?- If it's not carbonated, it doesn't count.- It must be served chilled.- It must be drank from the container it was purchased in.Check out the team across most social media platforms via @fivestarsodas. You can find links to all social channels - and the Five Star Leaderboard, plus each of the guys personal top 5 drinks - at bighandmedia.com/fivestarsodas

1hr 30mins

8 Jun 2021

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Simon Coley | Karma Cola

The Empowered Challenger

Prentice’s TakeawaysRarely do entrepreneurs turn and look back down the mountain to enjoy the view of the valley. After we ended the recording, Simon thanked me profusely for how this interview caused him to reflect on how far he and Karma Cola had come since the beginning. The best thing you can do to serve your brand is to remember why you got into this in the first place. What giants did you intend to topple when you got started on this adventure?In the case of Simon and Karma Cola, their success comes by taking the long view and continuing to hyper-focus on the company’s founding mission as they continue to evolve and grow to expanding markets. Show HighlightsFairtrade banana demand VirtuesHow do you turn something into a force of good?Brands and perception Fairtrade cola Impact of Karma Cola Karma Cola Foundation and scholarships Duty to support one another What are the guidelines for ‘ethical and organic’?Fairtrade auditing Ebola crisis Branding details Brands need to arm consumers with storiesLemmy’s Life User-generated content “Walking the talk”ResourcesFollow Simon on TwitterConnect with Simon on LinkedInKarma Cola’s Website


17 Mar 2020

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Episode 4: Simon Coley | Co-Founder, Karma Cola - "The All Good Idea"

Just a Chat With

In this episode we sit down to chat with Simon Coley, who is a designer, a creative, and marketeer. A Kiwi native, Simon co-founded Karma Cola with Chris and Matt Morrison after a successful career in advertising. Named as one of the world's most ethical companies, in the words of Karma Cola they may just be a Fizzy Drinks but they’re serious about looking after the people who grow ingredients. Together we chat about the “all good idea”, the business of ethical and organic produce, the challenges of starting-up and the impact of popular culture. Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qi-rlqJ1R_Y Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith- - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/admin/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie, Founder MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips, Founder Campfire - http://www.campfire.agency


24 Jun 2019

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Challengers & Icons™ Season 4. Episode 3. Simon Coley, Karma Cola

Challengers & Icons Podcast Series

Simon Coley, Co-Founder of Karma Cola, shares his insights into building a challenger cola brand and why he sees the transparent process and an investment in social capital transforming the future of brand transactions, businesses and lives.


2 Aug 2018

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A guide to ethically importing bananas with Karma Cola's Chris Harrison

Business Is Boring

Today’s guest is a pioneer in organics, sustainable business and has won awards for being the world’s fairest trader. You have definitely sampled his wares, if you’ve enjoyed a fair trade banana, a cola made with actual cola, or a few years back tasted a lemonade sweetened with honey. Chris Morrison was the co-founder of Phoenix organics, when, more than 20 years ago there was no organics industry. He built the business and the category, and then did something remarkable, he not only worked to mentor the next generation of sustainable businesses, but has gone on to reinvent some of our most ubiquitous consumer goods, the banana and the cola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


29 Jun 2017