What happens when brand positionings collide?
We've all been taught that a product should own a place in a given target audiences mind. But what happens when two contradictory positions are attempted by the same company? Just ask Unilever. Their Dove brand focuses on 'real beauty' and 'self-esteem'. In contrast, Axe makes you think it is a pheromone in a spray bottle.
The press and YouTube (or should we consider that press now) are filling with stories and parodies about Unilever's apparent contradiction.
Now, when dealing with the essence of a brand one must also take into account the essence of the company.