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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Swiffer Celebrates 18 Years as Cleaning Solution for Time-Starved Families

Iconic Brand Launches “If You’ve Got A Life, You Gotta Swiffer” Creative Campaign

Friday, March 17, 2017 7:22 am EDT

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CINCINNATI

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"Modern life is busy. Having a full life is awesome. But also a little messy. But the solution isn’t to live less - it’s to clean smarter"

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1999 Swiffer swept the nation by storm, reinventing the way Americans clean. This innovative brand from Procter & Gamble changed the practices and expectations in surface cleaning. The very name ‘Swiffer” sparked a revolution, quickly evolving to iconic ‘verb” status – marking its legendary and pioneering status.

Now celebrating its 18th birthday and the launch of a new campaign, “If You’ve Got A Life, You Gotta Swiffer!” – the brand is teaming up with “Dancing with the Stars” favorite, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” author Kelly Williams Brown, to show consumers that while ‘adulting’ is hard, Swiffer makes it easy!

“Swiffer and I want to show you that cleaning can be fun by adding a little shimmy to your cleaning,” said Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “Between ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and being a new dad, I don’t always have a ton of time to dedicate to cleaning, but Swiffer helps me quickly dance my way to a clean house!”

To kick start a year-long celebration of Swiffer turning 18 and becoming an adult, the brand is hosting a birthday celebration. Maksim Chmerkovskiy will give a whole new meaning to clean when he unveils an exclusive dance to samba your way to a clean home. Kelly Williams Brown will demonstrate how to quickly clean and prepare any home before a dinner party, regardless of how much time there is to clean.

“One of the more difficult things to accept about adulthood is that the house will never magically clean itself -- at least mine hasn't. Also, walking around barefoot on a gross floor is one of those very-preventable things that can make you feel like a total failure," Brown said. "But Swiffer makes it so easy to have beautiful, clean floors in exchange for just a few minutes."

The new creative campaign builds upon this and resonates with families because it highlights Swiffer as the perfect solution for maintenance cleaning.

“Modern life is busy. Having a full life is awesome. But also a little messy. But the solution isn’t to live less - it’s to clean smarter,” said Jana Pejkovska, Creative Director for Publicis, the agency that created the ad campaign. “Swiffer makes it really easy to stay on top of the mess that our favorite people (and, yes pets) can leave behind. The spots are based on simple, human and insightful little stories from everyday life that demonstrate how Swiffer can fit into a variety of lifestyles.”

Check out the two new creative pieces, “The Princess and the Dirty Hardwood Floor” and “Haircuts on Hardwood Floors,” by visiting the Swiffer YouTube channel.

Swiffer offers a variety of products that help busy, time-starved families clean quickly and effectively so they can spend more time on things that really matter regardless of how overscheduled their life may be. No matter how much time you have to clean, Swiffer’s WetJet, Sweeper and Dusters help tidy up life’s dirtiest moments fast.

For more information on the Swiffer family of products, please visit swiffer.com, facebook.com/swiffer or youtube.com/swifferusa.

About Swiffer®

In 1999, Swiffer made its debut and soon established itself as both a pioneer in the cleaning systems category and a pop culture icon. Swiffer products have starred on “Saturday Night Live,” have been featured in Hollywood blockbusters and have graced the cover of Rolling Stone. With the support of Swiffer fans around the world, Swiffer has built a family of distinctive products built smarter than traditional cleaning tools. Today, Swiffer® Sweeper, Swiffer® Sweeper Heavy Duty, Swiffer® SweeperVac®, Swiffer® WetJet®, Swiffer® Dusters®, Swiffer® 360° Dusters, Swiffer®Dusters Extender, Swiffer® Dust and Shine and Swiffer® Steamboost® are used in more than 50 million households worldwide and continue to revolutionize the way people clean.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Contact:

Citizen Relations
Alyssa Bermudes (US), 213-996-3806
alyssa.bermudes@citizenrelations.com

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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy partners with Swiffer to celebrate the iconic brand's 18th birthday, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"New Girl" actress Hannah Simone helps celebrate Swiffer's 18th birthday and learns that #adulting is easy with Swiffer, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy takes to the dance floor to celebrate Swiffer's 18th birthday, demonstrating how #adulting and cleaning is easy with Swiffer, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy teaches dance moves to guests to celebrate Swiffer's 18th birthday, demonstrating how #adulting and cleaning is easy with Swiffer, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy and "Adulting" author Kelly Williams Brown celebrate Swiffer's 18th birthday, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. Swiffer has been America's original cleaning hack since 1999. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"New Girl" actress Hannah Simone helps Swiffer celebrate its 18th birthday, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy helps Swiffer celebrate its 18th birthday, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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"Dancing with the Stars" sensation Maksim Chmerkovskiy and "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone partner with Swiffer to celebrate the iconic brand's 18th birthday, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Swiffer/AP Images)
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