In 2010, Procter & Gamble, which bought Old Spice in 1990, was on a mission to transform its ?old man” image into a funky marketing campaign.
This commercial, featuring American actor and former NFL footballer Isaiah Mustafa (wearing nothing but a towel), scooped the Film grand prix at the Cannes Lions last month.
Check out the ad below:
But the marketing genius didn?t stop there.
Mustafa (aka The Old Spice Man) posted a call for questions at @OldSpice. In the space of 48 hours, he featured in more than 180 new Old Spice videos every one in response to a Tweet. Celebrities including Demi Moore, Christina Applegate and gossip blogger Perez Hilton got in on the act.
Here are two of our favourites:
Old Spice’s YouTube channel became the most popular page on the site, clocking up more than 5.2m views. @OldSpice still has an incredible 221,415 followers on Twitter.
Consumers have played into Old Spice’s viral campaign, including XXL consumer OhDoctah, who made a video supporting Old Spice rival Dove.
Check it out: