Take That, Axe

from Ad Age: In its latest bid to attract teenage males, Gillette Co.’s Tag body spray is offering them a date with a 33-year-old married woman — MTV reality star Carmen Electra — with bidding so far topping out at $17,200 on eBay.
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Males ages 15 to 20 are eligible for the date with Ms. Electra, born Tara Leigh Patrick near Cincinnati. Winner of the auction receives an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to have dinner with Carmen Electra at “one of Hollywood’s hottest restaurants,” according to Gillette — but nothing more.
Proceeds of the auction benefit the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

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.