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Iconic Son Grooming Ambassadors

Old Spice Introduced a Son to Target Younger Consumers

— January 27, 2020 — Life-Stages
The new Old Spice campaign ‘Smell Like Your Own Man, Man’ promotes the brand's new Ultra Smooth range, and features iconic ambassador Isaiah Mustafa and his TV son Keith Powers.

Back in 2010, Mustafa starred in Old Spice's viral, tongue-in-cheek commercial that featured him shirtless, it outrageous scenarios telling women their men could smell like him. It gained over 100 million online views and an Emmy Award to elevate Old Spice's brand identity at the time.

In the recent campaign developed by Wieden + Kennedy, we see a young Powers playing a game of basketball with friends and being somewhat embarrassed by his "father" appearance. Mustafa is, of course, shirtless and performs an elaborate jazz routine and then dunks a ball on a horse. The video ends with telling his father he prefers the new Ultra Smooth range that glides on smooth with a featherweight feel.

The rebranding of Old Spice to feature a teenage son will help Old Spice target younger, Gen Z shoppers who may not have identified with the brand before.

Image Credits: Old Spice