Wilkinson Sword backs Movember for third time

By Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, marketingmagazine.co.uk, Friday, 21 October 2011 11:55AM

Wilkinson Sword, the shaving brand, has renewed its partnership with charity Movember, aiming to increase sales while raising money for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Wilkinson Sword: renews support for the Movember charity

Wilkinson Sword: renews support for the Movember charity

The brand will launch a Movember campaign, partnering with a men's weekly magazine, alongside PR activity.

Promotional activity will involve an experiential campaign running from mid-October, creating "shaving events" across the UK, while money-off vouchers will be given to consumers to drive in-store sales.

Wilkinson Sword will launch a social media campaign through its new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wilkinsonswordmenuk.

It is the third year the shaving brand has supported Movember, the charity event that encourages men to grow a moustache for the month of November, raising money and awareness for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Karen Williams, senior product manager at Wilkinson Sword, said: "Wilkinson Sword recognises the importance of education around men's health issues and Movember really leads the way, championing this cause.

"With our help, Movember will be bigger and better than ever as we equip ‘Mo Bros’ with all their grooming essentials to get them through the month with mo’s to be proud of."

Wilkinson Sword hopes the activity will boost sales for its Hydro Razor, into which it ploughed £20m worth of marketing activity last October.

This week, Heinz announced it is launching a limited edition bottle of its HP Sauce as part of its support activity for Movember.

Follow Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith on Twitter @LoullaMae_ES


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