Pepsi Max will be back on TV screens this Christmas, helping to drive demand for its core and flavoured products.

The brand’s new festive TV ad encourages shoppers to ‘try a new tradition this Christmas’, following increased sales in December last year when the ad aired for the first time. Back as a new and improved version with increased branding, the campaign is designed to further highlight the brand’s taste credentials, as well as showcase Pepsi Max cherry and ginger.

Trystan Farnworth, commercial director, convenience & impulse at Britvic, said: “Pepsi Max is ideally placed to help convenience retailers drive soft drinks sales, as a no sugar option that still tastes great. The return of our TV advert, which encourages shoppers to try a new tradition this Christmas, will drive awareness of our full line-up, including Pepsi Max cherry and ginger. We know flavoured cola is in growth and these two variants have added £74.2m to the brand since launching. The flavours are a great addition to in-store chillers as they help offer shoppers choice, plus our take home formats are perfect for festive get-togethers and for shoppers on a top up shop mission.”

On air from for six weeks until December 27, the new campaign will be supported by in-store and outdoor activation, sampling, digital activity and PR.