Pepsi recently made headlines with an ad featuring AI (artificial intelligence) and AI (Allen Iverson) in their pitch.

It’s a cheeky effort that shows a pair of office workers discussing filling out NCAA March Madness brackets. One of them suggests that the other use artificial intelligence but, of course, ends up asking Iverson for advice.

“I can’t always be the answer,” Iverson quips, referencing his nickname.

The commercial got us thinking about some of the all-time efforts from Pepsi in the advertising arena. And they have some gems from the 1970s on up.

Pepsi, after all, is Americana. And their iconic ads have been around for decades. Here are a few of the best over the years.

The Pepsi Challenge – 1975

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Michael Jackson Block Party – 1984

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Creation – 1987

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Madonna – 1989

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Ray Charles – 1991

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Cindy Crawford – 1992

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Spice Girls – 1998

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Brittney Spears – 2001

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Gladiators – 2004

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Blue Steel – 2023

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