Old Spice Goes to Ends of Earth to Find New Old Spice Guy Deon Cole and the Freshest Ingredients Forged From Nature to Deliver the Real Freshness of the All-New Fresher Collection

Old Spice, the mens grooming authority, knows that men need, want and deserve nice skin, too. Today, the brand introduces its all-new Fresher Collection, offering real body wash benefits forged from real ingredients — like Deep Scrub with Deep Sea Minerals, Exfoliate with Charcoal, Moisturize with Shea Butter, Cooling with Mint and Relax with Lavender — that help guys elevate their grooming regimen. The all-new Fresher Collection also infuses new fresh scents and anti-perspirant/deodorant technology that goes on smooth to combat visible residue, so guys dont have to worry about white marks on dark shirts.

Celebrating the new collection, Old Spice reveals a ˜fresh new face and Old Spice Guy, actor/comedian/writer Deon Cole (Black-ish, Grown-ish) who takes on a coveted role as a global ambassador. Cole will debut in Running on Empty, the first spot from the new Men Have Skin Too advertising campaign premiering on television nationwide January 20 during the NFL Conference Championship Games.

Weve scoured the earth for the worlds best ingredients in our products ¦ AND the perfect Old Spice Guy, said Matt Krehbiel, Old Spice Associate Brand Director at Procter & Gamble. Were ecstatic to welcome Deon, a talented and hilarious comedian and actor to the Old Spice family. Deons big personality and quick wit are a perfect fit for the humor that fans love and expect from Old Spice.

Growing up using Old Spice was everything to me, so it’s huge to join the world-famous group of Old Spice Guys. Mom, are you reading THIS? said Deon Cole. As the newest Old Spice Guy, the first thing Im sharing is that men have skin, too ¦ and the NEW Fresher Collection delivers real freshness forged with real ingredients that we can call our own. Youre smellcome, man.

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With Coles extensive background in acting, comedy and writing, it was natural for him to join the ranks of legendary Old Spice Guys and the brand known for its hilariously smart advertising campaigns. Cole stars as Charlie in ABCs Black-ish for which he received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series and ABC Familys Grown-ish. Hes also the host of BETs game show Face Value with Tiffany Haddish. Cole received his first Emmy nomination as a staff writer for NBCs The Tonight Show with Conan OBrien.

Old Spice knows that guys not only want to smell fresh, but they also want skin that is clean, healthy and moisturized. They want the kind of product selection that women have … not just a few small shelves or a single, lonely product in the shower. Men want grooming products that they can call their own with real freshness forged with real ingredients and benefits! Men Have Skin Too is the latest hilarious creative digital and television campaign developed by Wieden+Kennedy (Portland).

Men Have Skin Too National/Digital Campaign Starring Deon Cole

The campaign launches with Running on Empty, debuting on national television during the NFL Conference Championships on January 20. Following the release of Running on Empty, the remaining Men Have Skin Too spots will be available in early February on the Old Spice YouTube channel. Each creative piece features new Old Spice Guy Deon Cole, and actress Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood, Luke Cage) plays a prominent role in three spots. In addition to Cole and Dennis, the campaign also features cameo appearances by actor/former NFL player Thomas Q. Jones and comedian/social media star, Keraun Harris.

  • Running on Empty (:15/:60) – She wants his body products. What should he do?
  • One on One (:30) – Two friends shoot hoops and share the skinny on skin care.
  • Taking Stock (:30) – Who says skin care is only for women?
  • The Getaway (:15) – Lavender. Youll like the smell of it.
  • Group Chat (:15) – It’s okay to share your Cooling with Mint, right?

Click here for complete details on the all-new Old Spice Fresher Collection product line.

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About Old Spice

Procter & Gambles Old Spice is the quintessential mens grooming brand. Celebrating 80 years as an iconic American brand, Old Spice is the authority on the male grooming experience and has leveraged this heritage to become the No. 1 selling anti-perspirant/deodorant stick and body wash brand with guys of all ages. Old Spice offers a complete product portfolio for todays man, including anti-perspirants, deodorants, body washes, body sprays, shampoos, hair stylers, shave gels, aftershaves and colognes.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always, Ambi Pur, Ariel, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Fairy, Febreze, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Lenor, Olay, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, SK-II, Tide, Vicks, and Whisper. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

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