No, Old Spice's Latest Manly Campaign Is Not Referencing Gillette

'Men have skin, too,' says new brand mascot Deon Cole

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Marketing to men: how hard can it be?

Given the heated conversation over Gillette’s most recent campaign and its impact on consumers, the answer may well be “harder than it looks.” But another P&G brand also has a new ad appealing to that target demographic by assuring them that it’s OK to attend to your very basic desires … for soft, clean skin.

This week, Old Spice and longtime agency of record Wieden + Kennedy introduced the world to a new brand spokesperson in the form of Deon Cole, actor and comedian best known for his roles on Black-ish and Grown-ish.

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