Make Love. Not War.
Axe Brings a Message of Peace to the Gender Wars, and the World. This is a new creative excution around long-term Axe brand communication platform.
Axe, the Unilever men’s personal-care brand known for inciting controversy in the gender wars with ads often deemed sexist, wants everyone to just get along in its 30-second Super Bowl spot—which co-opts the famous old slogan “Make Love. Not War” to push a new product line called Axe Peace.
This way the Unilever extends appeal of its brand to a wider target group:
- women as the new commercial makes the brand less sexist
- elder consumers as the brand, thanks to this new commercial, gains a wider emotional appeal based upon a very wide, universal and the strongest human emotion
As a result the Axe brand is evolving, in terms of execution, from the sex-based image appealing to the youth towards higher emotions-based image. However the brand`s core communication platform stays unchanged – irresistibly seductive brand. This is possible only when a brand strategy is well prepared.