Brand Further Ignites Conversation on Gender Labels
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NYSE:PG)-- On the heelsof the recent global success of
the thought-provoking "Be Strong and Shine" viral
videowhich depicts gender labels in the work place, Pantene
is announcing the launch of the global #ShineStrong campaign. The
60-second video first aired in the Philippines in early November 2013
and since hitting the Internet has received more than eight million
views and ignited a global conversation.
Given the number of views of the Philippine-based video, the positive
comments, and thousands of requests to air the video in the United
States, Pantene quickly decided to broaden the reach of this message and
debut the 60-second video in the U.S. during "The Year" on ABCDecember
19, 2013 at 9:00pm EST.
The first phase of the #ShineStrong campaign will encourage women to
join the movement by asking them to share their #ShineStrong moment with
Pantene at www.pantene.com/shinestrong.
Five winners will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to a major women's
leadership summit this summer for them and a friend. Entries will be
accepted December 20, 2013 through January 17, 2014 from U.S. residents
"Promoting awareness of gender labels is important to the Pantene brand
and we are pleased that this powerful video and our #ShineStrong
campaign has provoked discussion and encouraged debate in every region
of the world," said Colleen Jay, P&G President of Global Hair Care &
Hair Color. "We are excited and committed to help better understand,
educate and fuel the discussion on unfair labels and are working on
plans to broaden and deepen our future program."
"Pantene speaks to millions of women around the world, we feel it's
important to leverage our reach to help make an impact," said Deb
Henretta, Group President, P&G Global Beauty.
For official contest rules, visit www.pantene.com/shinestrong.
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