Shave With Gillette And You Will Get Laid


Tired of other brands like Philips Norelco getting all the plaudits for groundbreaking and edgy work, Gillette has decided to get in to the "sex sells " game.

How have they done it? With a played-out green screen website that "teaches" guy how to kiss via a female teacher with her shirt halfway open (subtle, that one) and a creepy old man who may very well own a windowless white van.

Needless to say, I'm not particularly high on this idea.

First, Gillette is a little late to the game with this "shaving will get you laid" idea, but they are always late to the game...and presumably, with their 78 share, they don't care that they are either.

I care.

Second, this microsite simply isn't as clever or fresh as the Philips Norelco one that memorably used kiwis to illustrate, er, hard to reach places. Instead of offbeat humor, Gillette gives you a woman showing you half of her bra. Not that I am against the occasional bra shot, it's just that it's poor advertising.

Besides, everyone in this demo knows that it's Axe body spray that gets girls to take their shirts off...

by Daily Ad Biz    Apr-16-08   Click to Comment   

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Why don't you provide a link?

Posted by: Marcus on April 16, 2008 1:42 PM

I clearly do not work at an interactive agency...sorry for the miss, here is the link:

Posted by: daily biz on April 16, 2008 2:31 PM

Not only is this the dumbest "viral" I've ever seen, but the same tagline has already been used by Smint breath mints. No Smint, no kiss.

Posted by: RVaughn on April 16, 2008 5:24 PM

Gillette new to "sex sells" game??.. check this link:

we did this in 2006 for Gillette - for the world cup in germany

Posted by: Can Saracoglu on April 17, 2008 5:02 AM

They could at least cast a prettier woman if they are going down this sleazy route. The current seductress looks like someone they found in the gutter outside a shemale convention.

Posted by: Nik on April 17, 2008 12:49 PM

@ Can Saracoglu: It's the first recent foray by Gillette in this direction in the United States

@ Nik: I was thinking the same thing, though not quite with the same directness and hilarity as you. Classic.

Posted by: daily biz on April 17, 2008 4:22 PM

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