Laundry detergent manufacturers are betting that consumers will pay more for products that offer increased convenience and better performance. A number of new products that have entered the market recently have brought innovation and excitement to a flat category that hasn’t seen much change in three decades.
Procter & Gamble announced Tuesday that Gain would be partnering with comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes, who will join Gain’s resident “Scenthropologist” Tim Hittle in promoting Gain’s 13 detergents and fabric softener scents.
Macy’s and Procter & Gamble have started a promotional campaign to pitch P&G’s Ultra Downy April Fresh fabric softener. What’s unusual is how they’re doing it: by having a comedian sleep at Macy’s store in New York’s Herald Square.