In the photo above we see Tiger Woods in happier times as he’s helping to pitch Gillette products. Since then times have changed and Tiger’s personal brand has been tarnished by scandal, and Gillette is the latest premium brand to end its relationship with Tiger Woods.
Procter & Gamble Co. will not renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods at the end of the year, adding another name to the list of companies that cut ties with the golfer after last year’s revelations of marital infidelities.
The company used Woods, Roger Federer, Lionel Messi and dozens of other athletes as part of its three-year “Gillette Champions” marketing campaign. Gillette said Thursday it was phasing out that program and not renewing the contract with Woods and several other athletes. It stopped using Woods himself in the campaign months ago.
This episode of course highlights the risks of celebrity endorsements though the Gillette campaign seemed like a pretty good one.