I grew up Coca-Cola. My dorm master at Woodberry Forest School, Mr. Richard Glover, was Pepsi. He served Pepsi on Turner Hall, had Pepsi stock, and he loved Pepsi. In our many discussions of the relative merits of the brand that went on for seeming hours as I drank PepsiMORE HERE

There are so many great old soda brands that are no longer around. One of the more clever, graphic wise, is Like, which was a diet version of 7Up. Here, a bottle in the Morattico Waterfront Museum in Morattico, Virginia. The museum is the old Morattico Country Store, which alsoMORE HERE

Does the real sugar Coke taste better than your local bottler’s version? Mexican Coke has sugar, though not all Coca-Cola sold in Mexico has sugar. It was originally sold in the U.S. for Mexican expats, but grew and is now sold across the country as a specialty item. The U.S.MORE HERE

Here, the famous song with Hillside Singers in a late 1970s commercial for Coca-Cola. Below is the original. And below is Lorri Hafer, who was the original lead, along with the Shaw Brothers, who performed the music. Interestingly, introducing the video is Herb Oscar Anderson, WABC morning man and fatherMORE HERE

The sale last fall of an Andy Warhol silkscreen for a record $43 million reminded of the power of brands in his art. What are the values of many of the brands that Andy Warhol painted, and could we find a case of brand that he painted that was valuedMORE HERE

ATLANTA – We caught up with licensing expert Pete Canalichio to answer a few email questions about the current licensing climate. BrandlandUSA: What opportunities are companies missing in the licensing of brands? Canalichio: The biggest opportunity in my opinion is that there are so many companies out there with greatMORE HERE

ATLANTA – The Coke bottle will go. After 12 years, more than 1,000 home run celebrations and countless family ballpark memories, the 42-foot-tall Coca-Cola Contour bottle standing high above left field will be retired from Coca-Cola Sky Field at Turner Field on July 2. A new one will replace it.MORE HERE