To infinity and beyond ! Axe (Lynx) is launching its Apollo Space Academy campaign, and will give the opportunity to 22 people around the world to win tickets for a space trip.
I’m not always a big fan of Axe/Lynx sexist campaigns, but I definitely appreciate when they play with the insights with sense of humor. The latest execution comes from Puerto Rico and tries to provide a solution to guys who try to “escape” the morning after. An inflatable pillow that you can leave behind so that the girl can think you are still there by her side… Read more…
I love the new global campaign for Axe Shower Gel created by BBH London. For once the usual sexist Axe approach (which, to be honest, sometimes I do find amusing) is replaced by the “celebration” of a new generation of boyfriends willing to do anything to please their girlfriends and conquer their hearts (yes, I’m being sarcastic). Of course the girls are portrayed in a stereotyped and extreme way (basically they are all rather bitchy in their own way) but I still think that, in the end the sense of humor in the five commercials prevails, and gives justice more to nowadays’ strong personality girls than to the Axe men.
In Argentina, AXE runs an interesting online campaign featuring The Cleaner. This guy makes sure no evidence is left behind after that very wild night. The campaign is completely video based, and starts with a 3-minute long adventure. Read more…
Anarchy is coming to Axe, the newest ad campaign for AXE/LYNX. They have also introduced a Graphic Novel that is going to be written by you. Read more…
Axe is one of those brands that very often comes up with nice digital ideas. Some of those are sexy, others are just sexist, but most of the times they at least share a good sense of humor. Axe Auto Romeo is app that will help guys to flirt with more than one lady at the time.
Axe has launched a browser widget that allows users to ‘spray away’ sites or articles that they think stink. I don’t think it’s really ‘on brand’ as there is no sex involved but it’s fun for a few minutes anyway
In Japan Axe is back with a new weird but cool campaign. Axe in the Dark is an amusing advergame inspired to horror movies full of monsters and with one hero who will (or could) rescue the girl. Everything takes place in a dark cinema hall: the player moves around with the keyboard, trying to avoid to meet the monster and, at the same time, looking for or, better, smelling for the hero who will save her. Make sure to use the hearphones to play.
Once again Axe manages to surprise us. For sure they don’t lack in originality!!
In France, Axe (Unilever) is launching today a website for its anti perspirant range: Dry .
It is based on the same concept than the international TV spot, with a guy who sweats like a fire hydrant, and who needs Axe antiperspirant to get a normal life and obviously like in any Axe campaign, get the girl! Unilever France developed a local version of this guy exclusively online: Canadairman… His huge sweating capacity allows him to extinguish fire. Axe produced a dedicated spot, with a viral potential on its target.
Advergames with a sexy touch are an habit in Axe’s online marketing strategy. The latest one comes from South America, it has been created by Lowe Mexico, but it’s based in Brazil, in the hot Rio de Janeiro. Yes, Rio is terrribly hot, and with so many beautiful girls around sweaty armpits are boys’ worst nightmare. Luckly, there is Axe Seco Ultra Focus.
A funny and strong product related concept for a nicely developed game, quite basic in its gameplay, but definitely worth generating some buzz.
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