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Ads We Like: Dollar Shave Club puts dad bods on display in Father’s Day campaign

Manifique: A Father's Day Gift | Dad Bod | Dollar Shave Club

Dad bods come in many shapes and sizes, from the smallest of love handles to the most pot-shaped of potbellies. Dollar Shave Club is celebrating all those who sport the not-quite-chiseled physique in ‘Manifique: A Father’s Day Gift,’ a showcase and celebration of dads.

As Father’s Day approaches, Dollar Shave Club knows that some dads are difficult to buy for, so the company has pulled together its first-ever DadBod Gift Set, the perfect gift to help dad look, feel and smell his best. It’s filled with everything a dad needs for daily grooming, including shave butter, lotions, shampoos, razors and even toothpaste.

To promote the set and dads in general, Dollar Shave Club is trotting out a dance line of men in towels, robes and underwear to sing about their marvelous shapes. It starts on a black screen, spotlighting a single man in a towel with a prominent belly. As the music starts, he sways back and forth to the techno beat. Then, spotlight on two more men, then several more, all spotlighted on pedestals in various states of dad-ness.

In the middle of the nearly two-minute video, they line up for a choreographed dance to the original song, Dadbod, which features a growling voice over the techno beat, with lyrics like “I work hard to get my dadbod…my physique, is unique…manifique.”

After the synchronized dance moves, the dance ends with a text-over that states “Whatever your bod, welcome to the club.”

The creative was done by Dollar Shave Club's in-house team, and the video will run on social, digital and TV channels.

The spot comes a year after Dollar Shave Club’s ‘Get Ready’ campaign that featured a diverse group in their grooming rituals, and several months following its takeover of Times Square.

: 'Manifique: A Father's Day Gift'

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Date: June 2019
Dad bods come in many shapes and sizes, from the smallest of love handles to the most pot-shaped of potbellies. Dollar Shave Club is celebrating all those who sport the not-quite-chiseled physique in ‘Manifique: A Father’s Day Gift,’ a showcase and celebration of dads.
As Father’s Day approaches, Dollar Shave Club knows that some dads are difficult to buy for, so the company has pulled together its first-ever DadBod Gift Set, the perfect gift to help dad look, feel and smell his best. It’s filled with everything a dad needs for daily grooming, including shave butter, lotions, shampoos, razors and even toothpaste.
To promote the set and dads in general, Dollar Shave Club is trotting out a dance line of men in towels, robes and underwear to sing about their marvelous shapes. It starts on a black screen, spotlighting a single man in a towel with a prominent belly. As the music starts, he sways back and forth to the techno beat. Then, spotlight on two more men, then several more, all spotlighted on pedestals in various states of dad-ness.
In the middle of the nearly two-minute video, they line up for a choreographed dance to the original song, Dadbod, which features a growling voice over the techno beat, with lyrics like “I work hard to get my dadbod…my physique, is unique…manifique.”
After the synchronized dance moves, the dance ends with a text-over that states “Whatever your bod, welcome to the club.”
Credits:
 
 
Client/Agency: Dollar Shave Club In-House
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Dubin
Executive Creative Director, VP of Creative: Matt Knapp
Executive Creative Director, VP of Creative: Alec Brownstein
Senior Creative Director Matt Orser
Senior Director, PMO: Carly Jansen
Senior Manager, Creative Services: Terry Soltani
VP, Brand Communications: Raechelle Hoki
VP, Consumer & Corporate Communications: Kristina Cole
Production Company: Revolver/Will O’Rourke x Biscuit Filmworks
Director: The Glue Society
Director of Photography: Russell Boyd
Managing Director/Executive Producer: Michael Ritchie
Executive Producer: Pip Smart
Executive Producer/Producer: Jasmin Helliar
Producer: Alexandra Taussig
Producer: Isabella Vitelli
Post Production: The Glue Society Studios
Editor: The Glue Society
Colorist: Andy Clarkson
Flame: Viv Baker
Audio Post Studio: Otis Studios
Audio Engineer: Lukas Farry
Music & Music Supervision
Song: “Dadbod” by Dadbod
Music Supervision: Level 2
Tags: United States
 
 
 
 
 
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