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Topic: Axe

4 Trends That Will Keep Your Brand Globally Competitive

Adapting to cultural contexts is key

Specs Claim to fame Shankar Gupta-Harrison, vp of strategy at 360i; makes the best sangria in the world. Base New York Twitter @SGMagnus When marketers take their brand positioning and messages global, a lot…

For Unilever's CMO, Global Growth and Social Responsibility Are Now Inseparable Goals

CPG empire has learned doing good is good business

Keith Weed seems a little shell-shocked. Just a few days earlier, he was in shirtsleeves and in the embrace of a 90-degree day in Singapore. But this March morning, he finds…

Accounts in Review: Axe Goes Off Roster for Big Global Assignment

Finalists emerge in CarMax's media search

Unilever went outside the family in its selection of 72andSunny to refresh Axe's global strategic positioning. The agency hasn't worked for Unilever before but pitched ideas that Axe's marketing leaders…

72andSunny Takes a Global Role on Unilever's Axe

Company goes off-roster for a key assignment

Unilever's existing roster shops on Axe remain in place—including Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Lowe Ponce and R/GA—but newcomer 72andSunny is taking on a significant role. 72andSunny's Amsterdam, The Netherlands, office will focus…

Unilever's Global Media Review Is Massive and Will Take Up Most of the Year

Marketer of Axe, Dove and Vaseline spends more than $5 billion in media each year

Decisions in Unilever's global review of its media business aren't expected before the fourth quarter of 2015, with sources describing the process as "quite conservative" in advance of any shifts…

Never Thought We'd See This, but Here's an Axe Ad That Has Two Men Kissing

Brand continues to get more inclusive

Axe has been trying to move away from its narrow, misogynistic views on relationships and sexuality for some time. But this BBH London spot is easily the Unilever brand's most…

These Were Tumblr's Top 20 Sponsored Posts of 2014

AT&T scored top engagement, with Axe and Adidas close behind

Since Tumblr first introduced in-stream sponsored posts in Spring 2013, more than 300 paid advertisers have gotten on board. The brand publishers contribute to an ecosystem of content creators and…

What's the Right Way to Market to Men? Join #AdweekChat to Share Your Opinions

Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday

Cleavage. Explosions. Crotch hits. When it comes to male-oriented marketing, most of the ads out there continue to fall back on decades-old cliches and low-brow humor. But there are signs of…

Axe Gets Pumped for Mondays and Wednesdays in Flashy Ads From BBH

Can they get guys to try harder during the week?

IDEA: Thank God it's Wednesday? Unless you're the Geico camel, you've never uttered those words. And Monday's even worse, particularly if you're not that into football. But Axe wants to redeem…

Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever

David Rubin will drive brand efforts

Pinterest has a new advocate, David Rubin, who was a vp at Unilever in charge of marketing hair care products. At Pinterest, he's the new head of brand, working with…

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