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8 ways brands want Americans to spend their Independence Day including Pepsi, Ford, Google, AT&T


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

July 4, 2014 | 4 min read

Happy 4 July everyone - it's Independence Day, when America celebrates its independence from Britain. Here's how the brands based in the world's capitalist powerhouse rode the tailcoats of the occasion by suggesting how Americans should spend their holiday.

'#indepenceday' was the top trending topic in the UK with some revelers literally incapable of spelling the holiday they were celebrating.

1: Pepsi say that the Americans should spend the holiday sipping soda made with real sugar.

2: Google helps barbequers find a local park - although one should know where one's local parks are.

3: Ford made a call back to a freedom cruiser from a bygone decade.

4: AT&T decided to give followers some photography advice to capture every perfect moment.

5: Ebay displayed an aspirational image of a child donning the USA flag. Chilling stuff.

6: Rockstar Games, provided a cheeky discount for Grand Theft Auto V in-game airstrikes - this is what the video game production company best felt sums up the USA.

7: Some sarcastic Brits from Job Site UK made a hilarious mock up of the incorrectly spelled '#indepenceday'.

8: And finally, Toys ‘r’ Us felt it apt to sell miniature Captain America costumes - because that's totally relevant...

Have a happy fourth of July.

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