P&G has been beating its ‘Proud Sponsor of Mums’ drum for a few years now, largely in support of its Olympics sponsorship. And, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, it’s launched another heart-string tugger that’s already clocked up six million views. But not everybody appreciates the sentiment, with Mia Frazier laying into the patronising, regressive stereotypes in the New Republic.
Procter & Gamble and Wieden + Kennedy decided to celebrate mothers’ roles in the creation of world-class athletes in a campaign that ran as part of its sponsorship of the London Olympics. And it’s back with another earnest spine tingler focusing on winter sports for the upcoming Sochi games in Russia. P&G-owned brand Old Spice also released an ad about mothers recently, although the musical ode to those who can’t let their teenage boys go is quite a bit different from that of its parent company.
New Zealand’s Got Talent launched with plenty of fanfare and massive ratings back in September, and, with Marlborough teenager Clara van Wel announced as the winner last night, it finished on a high note as well, cementing its place as the most watched show of 2012 and the biggest show of the past ten years.
The sponsors of the Olympic Games are gearing up for action and, with 100 days to go until the bulbous one-eyed London mascots cut the ribbon, Procter & Gamble has launched its biggest campaign ever, a global ‘Thank You Mum’ campaign to celebrate the mums behind the athletes.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) will break a 26-year-long tradition when it begins its first ever New Zealand brand campaign on Sunday night. P&G owns supermarket brands such as Pantene, Duracell and Gillette but had, until now, deliberately remained in the shadows of its brands.