Not Your Grandfather’s Under Arm

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Business Week is reporting on Old Spice’s attempt to sell the old brand to a new breed. Maybe this P&G brand ought to run ads on pizza boxes. In another story from Business Week, the venerable business mag describes the allure of the new cardboard medium:
“…with pizza, ‘everybody is happy to see it.’ Indeed, Americans eat more than 100 acres of pizza a day, according to the Web site Pizzaware.com, which has prepared a fact sheet on the ubiquitous pie. Plus, pizza is a favorite with the demographic long coveted by advertisers, the 18- to 34-year-olds. A large box is typically viewed by three to four people at a time. And particularly at bachelor households, pizza boxes tend to stick around for weeks.”

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.