Axe celebrates Apollo launch by premiering TV spot during Super Bowl XLVII

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — To celebrate the biggest product launch in its 30-year history — the launch of the Apollo line of products — Unilever’s Axe men’s grooming line will premiere a television commercial titled “Lifeguard” on Feb. 3 during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

The commercial, which can be viewed online at YouTube.com/AXE, will direct Super Bowl viewers to sign up to enter for the chance to win a trip to space.

As previously reported, between Jan. 9 and Feb. 3, U.S.-only visitors to AXEApollo.com will be able to enter for a chance to win a ticket to space. After Feb. 3, U.S. fans will still have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a ticket to space alongside peers from around the globe.

“Within the first week of announcing the program, we are ecstatic to see more than 150,000 fans have signed up for this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” stated Matthew McCarthy, senior director of brand development for AXE in North America. “Our fans have come to expect the unexpected from AXE, and we’re looking to surprise them again on Super Bowl night.”

Since this is Axe’s Super Bowl debut, fans who are in New Orleans should look for Axe Astronauts who will share news of the program and encourage consumers to sign up. Candidates who receive the top votes on AXEApollo.com will have a chance to compete for one ticket to travel to space on a flight with international space agency Space Expedition Corporation.

In addition to “Lifeguard,” fans can also view “Fireman,” the spot previously released by Axe on Jan. 8 at YouTube.com/AXE.


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