Coca-Cola Company/Coke Cans Weber Shandwick
The makers of Coke objected to the PR firm helping run a campaign for the Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP), a project funded by dairy companies. As part of the MilkPEP campaign, a January 8, 2007 media release stated that "experts say that nutrient-poor, sweetened beverages are a problem because they can push nutrient-rich beverages out of the diet -- including low-fat and fat-free milk."  In a statement to PR Week, Coke described this as "a direct, inappropriate and misguided attack on our industry." 
Other SourceWatch Resources
- Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), "New Nationwide Study Suggests Healthier Beverage Choices in U.S. May Be a Key Strategy to Help Fight Obesity: Coalition of Health Experts Helps Launch New Campaign Urging American Children and Adults to 'Think About Your Drink'", Media Release, January 8, 2007.
- Michael Bush and Ian Hall, "Coke and WS split in milk campaign spat", PR Weel, February 14, 2007. (Sub req'd).