Talk:Gillette (brand)

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Untitled[edit]

I removed the stub designation. It doesn't seem very stubby... uriah923(talk) 22:40, 21 November 2005 (UTC)

Chop up Global Gillette[edit]

I think we should have a page about Gillette brands that is referenced in the PG infobox, and then another page about the former company, Global Gillette. Suggestions? Concerns? Might make this my next wikiproject... --munboy 22:08, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Gillette P.R.[edit]

Does anyone else feel this article reads like someone from Gillette's PR office contributed the majority of information?

It definitely does - needs quite some NPOVing... -- Marcika
Oh, so I'm not the only one who thought that. Do you simply change these claims to "Gillete claims" or what? --Vogateer

P&G Merge[edit]

With regards to the suggested merge with Procter & Gamble, working within P&G I think this may be a bit premature. My understanding of it all is that Gillette will retain it's identity for at least the foreseeable future, and while some of it's brands will be hyped by P&G under the billion dollar brand portfolio, it'll still be Gillette for the main. Andy C 21:02, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Do not merge with P&G[edit]

In my opinion we shouldnt merge this artile with P&G because most people know the Gilette brand separately and it would be confusing to those who simply wish to find out about Gillete.

As per the earlier comment that it seems the article was written by a P&G rep.. I would have to say it doesnt matter unless false information is presented or "negative" truths about the company are deleted.

Let Gillette be[edit]

I think this article shoudn't be merged with P&G, since Gillette certainly has it's own history, style and personality. And I think P&G will not 'kill' this personality for a long time, since that's a strong brand. It isn't profitable to break down a brand. Arseni 11:00, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


Keep it[edit]

Keep Global Gillette it is too bigger topic


NPOV[edit]

This article is clearly POV the way it stands. It needs to be checked for POV and relevance. I have tagged tha main article Spiggot 12:42, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

What precisely are you pointing at as NPOV? What words, sentence, claims, etc.? Gillette is indisputably one of the most successful personal care companies of the 20th century; it is *absolutely* going to have things to crow about. If you live in the U.S., I would bet the house you have used *dozens* of Gillette products in your lifetime. It is definitely Notable. I would hasten to add that WP:V is at issue for comments critical of Gillette. If your gripe is simply that it is a big company, companies are bad, etc., etc., that's not a justification for claiming NPOV. If there is false information or something that is not sourced, improve it. It is not, by my lights, POV as is. I'm going to Be Bold.--BradPatrick 17:21, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
I agreed with Spiggot until I went through and removed what looked like a marketing commercial. There is no need to put down how to access a product on wikipedia, and some of the claims were definitely outright POV, for example the following quotes which I reworded:
"Trac II Plus: The Trac II was the world's first two-blade razor, debuting in 1971 to rave reviews. The second blade allows men to shave their faces in a little more than half the strokes of previous razors"
"These razors gained an infamous reputation as the first to be constantly stolen by wives and girlfriends"
"which makes for a closer shave than ever before."
"The Excel did not capture the imagination of America's men as its previous razors did."
"Gillette are the market leaders because they have such a high brand worth and are continually producing new and innovative products."
Anywhere that weasel words are used I am suspicious of NPOV. That in particular is what makes it so hard for companies to have pages on wikipedia, its hard for them not to market themselves here. Ansell 05:26, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Who wrote this thing, Gillette's advertising department? It's all current products. I want history, product conception & development, competition, context. If I want ads, I'll go to Advertising Weekly. Trekphiler 06:33, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

It is not called "Global Gillette"[edit]

There is very little indication that this is the official name change. It is still known as "The Gillette Company." Internally, I believe it is referred to as the "Gillette GBU" standing for "Gillette Global Business Unit." The brand, Gillette, is still intact. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bjs1234 (talkcontribs) 01:18, 3 January 2007 (UTC).

Merge "Early Products" and "Older Products" sections[edit]

The "Early Products" section reads very poorly. It also is basically a description of one razor. It seems like this should be merged into a bullet point in the "Older Products" section, perhaps renamed to "Discontinued Products". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.172.226.100 (talk) 23:41, 30 October 2007 (UTC) And where is the "Super Boyle" from? As a DE enthusiast, I've never heard of it before (and neither does google). Maybe the razor in question is the gillette 195 "Fatboy" Adjustable? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.113.158.79 (talk) 11:22, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Gillette Boycott[edit]

Gillette has been the subject of a consumer boycott for it's use of RFID technology and it's "smart shelves" that photograph shoppers as they pick the product up off the shelf without their knowledge. This is an interesting point about the company. Why is there no mention of it in the article. It could be mentioned objectively using language that doesn't take sides. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.217.6.9 (talk) 05:33, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Move to Gillette[edit]

This article is in the space of the former name of the company - there is no company anymore just a brand - and the brand is Gillette (or The Gillette Company) This should be moved to Gillette. Just a thought.--CastAStone//(talk) 20:16, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

"The Best a Man Can Get"[edit]

Worth a mention? It's a really well-known slogan, and not only in the US (used here in the UK, for one). 86.136.250.170 (talk) 20:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

No. I think you should sing the jingle and provide it in .ogg format for the visually impaired. Would be far more useful that way.139.48.25.61 (talk) 21:25, 20 August 2008 (UTC)


I think now the article does point out that it is the company slogan. It is certainly a well-known slogan, used frequently on television commercials. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 14:50, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Still atrocious[edit]

I just took out a lot of marketing language and weasel words that are still in the article, in this case the Super Speed portion - you don't need to mention that you can find the razor on ebay, for example. There are still lots of claims in the article that are simply unsourced.139.48.25.61 (talk) 21:24, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Neutrality?[edit]

It is written from a really skeptical point of view. Especially with the quotes and all the Gillette claims. Do we really care what Gillette claims? Rcollins03 (talk) 04:34, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Fushion Power Advert - UK August/September 2008[edit]

Does anyone know how I can find out the name of the music used in this advert with Federrer, Woods, and Henry!?

Please let me know, fred@purefm.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.203.234.72 (talk) 16:32, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

...[edit]

"This logo represents the strength & boldness men will have when they use this masculine product." Do I even need to put down why im removing this? No, I dont.--Ryudo (talk) 15:45, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Mach3 and Venus interchangeability[edit]

Mach3 and Venus cartridges are interchangeable. For some woman it is desirable to use Mach3 cartridges on their Venus handles, due to the Mach3 is a smaller head and is cheaper. 66.114.93.6 (talk) 01:37, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Promotions[edit]

Gillette runs a promotion in Australia called the 'First Timers'; showing teenage males how to shave for the first time; as well as giving away free razors. I don't know how to add it though! Website is at http://firsts.com.au 121.217.32.27 (talk) 14:16, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Fusion Article[edit]

I think that a seperate article should be created for the Gillete Fusion razor as this is their major product and already there is a fair bit in this arictle on the razor compared to other razors. This could be expanded further to create a useful artcile in and of itself. Give me your thoughts if no-one dispproves in 21 days I'll add the suggest to split template to the article. Markcoulter50 (talk) 20:06, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Monopoly[edit]

I think something about Gillette dominating the shaving market should be placed in the criticism section. I am on a mobile device so i cant contribute much but search "gillette monopoly" on google for reliable sources from other companies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.241.68.240 (talk) 22:30, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

What has happened to Gillette Sensor for women?[edit]

I have looked all over and it doesn't seem to be sold in pharmacies anymore. It's also fairly difficult to find online, and is running at $22! Yet pharmacies still sell the replacement blades. I personally don't like the Venus razors and am kicking myself for having thrown my old sensor away before realizing it is now a collectors item :(. ---- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.218.84.58 (talk) 02:42, 6 May 2011 (UTC)