Communicating more than just a scent, Old Spice’s Wild Collection markets the man! P&G’s advertising campaign for their new line of Old Spice scents aims to show men that not only will the Wild Collection make you smell great, but also invoke immeasurable confidence, offering success and sex appeal. The available TV advertisements utilize a “Fantasy” executional framework to lift consumers out of the real world and appeal to ones emotions. The advertisements show men winning poker matches through intimidation or confidently whisking a woman off her feet at a gala. Using a peripheral route to persuasion, the campaign plays heavily on the sex appeal ones deodorant offers and is specifically targeted at men ages 18 to 24. Moreover, unlike other deodorant brands, Old Spice wants to inspire confidence among an age group that is now trying to figure out life, not just girls, as they progress through college and into their careers. The ultimate objective though is to effect preference and conviction among their target audience to influence their evaluation of alternatives and purchase decision. Deodorant consumers have such an array of options that brands must differentiate themselves and fill unmet needs both within their own lineup of scents, but in comparison to other brands as well. Despite this challenge, The Wild Collection campaign is on its way towards effectively meeting the needs of consumers who have previously been unable to find a scent that met their needs and did not remind them of their grandfathers or their pre-pubescent selves.
Sean Connacher | 0599-5347 | COMM 335-2 | Article, Advertising, Old Spice, Emotion, Fantasy