Gillette ad controversy_is it good for business?

Is the Gillette controversy good for sales?


While the Gillette ad certainly created column inches, will it actually translate into cold, hard cash?


Gillette’s ad (see video below) has cut deep and touched a nerve. That is what the brand wanted. In a more crowded market that is diluting its market share, Gillette needed to cut through the noise with a razor blade.

And cut it did.

Huge brand exposure, talkability, media coverage, and influence. Never before have feelings about a shaving brand and masculinity been so strong.

But does being provocative translate to sales? And was this a good PR move long-term?

Phoebe Netto answers these questions in an article for Mumbrella. You can read the article here: Is the Gillette controversy good for sales?

Phoebe Netto, founder of Pure Public Relations

Phoebe Netto is the founder of Pure Public Relations, a PR firm that focuses on outcomes, not output – it’s pure and simple. For over ten years, Pure Public Relations has been bringing big business experience to SMEs and not-for-profits.

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