Is Axe Going Too Far in Its Ads (Wink! Wink!)?

Unilever’s Axe brand, which is targeted toward young adults, frequently pushes the envelope with its advertising. This is once again evident in a new campaign aimed at college students. As Bruce Horovitz reports for USA Today: “Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer product makers, this week will unleash a controversial online ad campaign for […]

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Unilever: Using Videos for Its Global Plans

Unilever is one of the world’s leading consumer products companies, with such brands as  Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Hellmann’s, Lipton, and Pond’s. Its Web site notes: “On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.” Check out this video about the firm’s approach. […]

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Is the P&G Innovation Well Running Dry?

For many decades, Procter & Gamble has been the leading consumer products company in the world. (Today, it battles Unilever for global supremacy.) Among P&G’s best-known brands are Bounty, Charmin, Cover Girl, Crest, Duracell, Febreze, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Mr. Clean, Old Spice, Oral B, Pantene, Pepto-Bismal, Swiffer, Tide, and Vicks. The company originated the […]

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