Celebrity Campaigns

At 85, Jane Goodall is a spokesperson for a deodorant – and it doesn’t smell like monkeys!
At 85, Jane Goodall is a spokesperson for a deodorant – and it doesn’t smell like monkeys! 700 400 Darcy L Bouzeos

Primatologist Jane Goodall is stepping into an unlikely territory – that of brand endorser. Goodall has aligned with Schmidt’s Lily of the Valley deodorant (a unit of Unilver) and the product will be sold in Amazon’s Whole Foods with in-store promotion aimed at raising awareness and monies for the Jane Goodall Institute. At first glance,…

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Thanks to Mom and Dad, daughter Olivia Jade’s lucrative endorsement deals are vanishing.
Thanks to Mom and Dad, daughter Olivia Jade’s lucrative endorsement deals are vanishing. 700 402 Darcy L Bouzeos

Not only did Lori Loughlin and her husband designer Mossimo Giannulli bring shame onto their family by breaking the law in this college admissions scandal, but they have decimated the endorsement income stream that their daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli (known as Olivia Jade) had created as a social influencer. Olivia who enrolled last fall at…

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Intuit smartly uses Danny DeVito in its “Backing You” campaign.
Intuit smartly uses Danny DeVito in its “Backing You” campaign. 1024 576 Darcy L Bouzeos

Intuit’s product QuickBooks is all about helping small business owners and the self-employed save time and money. So, in its continuing multi-channel campaign “Backing You”, it brilliantly positions Danny DeVito as a “coach” for this targeted group. DeVito humorously shares insights with a variety of professionals on how to use QuickBooks tools to run the…

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Elton John and the power of a Christmas ad campaign.
Elton John and the power of a Christmas ad campaign. 715 402 Darcy L Bouzeos

John Lewis & Partners, the UK chain of high-end department stores (homeware, furniture and fashion) has created memorable Christmas ads for many years, but none so stunning as the current one. The new television spot “The Boy and the Piano”, focuses solely on legendary musician Elton John and how a gift can change a life.…

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American Express teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda and it’s perfect!
American Express teams with Lin-Manuel Miranda and it’s perfect! 700 394 Darcy L Bouzeos

The buzz word in marketing these days is “authentic” and American Express and Lin-Manuel Miranda have just created the gold standard in a new advertising campaign. Miranda, the amazing creator of the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton, is showcased in television spots “doing life” in the New York neighborhood where he grew up and now lives,…

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Huggies showcases same-sex marriage, surrogacy AND diapers in new spokesperson campaign.
Huggies showcases same-sex marriage, surrogacy AND diapers in new spokesperson campaign. 700 368 Darcy L Bouzeos

Huggies launched a new line of “customizable” diapers (personalized colors/prints and a baby’s name or monogram) called “Huggies Made by You”. And, it selected design guru Nate Berkus and husband Jeremiah Brent of TLC’s “Nate & Jeremiah by Design” as brand ambassadors. What makes this this spokesperson alignment unique, is that in addition to having…

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We know Mariah Carey doesn’t stay in hostels – but this endorsement is funny, and it works.
We know Mariah Carey doesn’t stay in hostels – but this endorsement is funny, and it works. 633 401 Darcy L Bouzeos

Mariah Carey, known for being a diva among divas, is the newest star to be showcased in commercials for Hostelworld. (Charlie Sheen and 50 Cent were previous endorsers) In the spot, Carey shows up in Barcelona with her huge entourage, only to learn her staff mistakenly booked her into a hostel – instead of a…

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Why is Tostitos using Jean-Claude Van Damme as a spokesperson?
Why is Tostitos using Jean-Claude Van Damme as a spokesperson? 701 400 Darcy L Bouzeos

Does anyone under 30 know who he is? Jean-Claude Van Damme is a former martial artist and action film actor, staring in Bloodsport, Kickboxer and Universal Soldier in the 1980’s and 90’s. Not necessarily A-list movies. And, other than a role in The Expendables 2 six years ago and a well-received commercial for Volvo Trucks…

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L’Oreal and spokesperson Winona Ryder – making a comeback together?
L’Oreal and spokesperson Winona Ryder – making a comeback together? 762 400 Darcy L Bouzeos

Winona Ryder has had a rather uneven acting career as well as some embarrassing personal behavior, both of which could make her an unlikely brand ambassador. Ryder was nominated for a Golden Globe 23 years ago for “The Age of Innocence”, yet in subsequent years has been virtually absent from the big-screen. She also had some…

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Is Gordon Ramsay a “fake” brand ambassador for South Korean Cass Beer?
Is Gordon Ramsay a “fake” brand ambassador for South Korean Cass Beer? 697 425 Darcy L Bouzeos

Gordon Ramsay has recently been slammed for his participation in an endorsement campaign for Cass beer. Many Twitter users are saying they “don’t believe for a minute that Ramsay enjoys Cass beer”. Owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cass is the #1 beer brand in South Korea, although it’s supposedly known for its blandness and frequently called…

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