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I think we all enjoy being entertained, and in doing so any brand associated with that enjoyment can get a sentiment boost, which no matter how you actually feel about the product, has been positive for Old Spice as a result of this campaign (people really enjoy it).

That said, sales must go up for brands to continue the strategies being used, and minus measurable sales increases (ROI), we'll be looking at the same video 3 years from now, because without attributed sales such campaigns will not be funded.

I'd like to see more online coupons, time sensitive price reductions and or pass codes associated with the purchase of products, weaved into the messages. In other words, ad offers to the content in some which would more easily allow ROI tracking, specifically from the campaign and irrespective of the aggregate sales data which could be skewed in some ways (i.e. -Walmart).


Hi Ray, Looks like Old Spice are doing ok so far I may have to pop into Boots and get some, I'll smell like my grandad.

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