What’s The Greater Act of Love? Flowers Once a Year or Clean Dishes Every Day?

  What’s The Greater Act of Love? Flowers Once a Year or Clean Dishes Every

 P&G study reveals little everyday acts of love say more than grand gestures

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- February 8, 2013

What did you get for Valentine’s Day last year? Can’t remember? You’re not
alone. According to The P&G Everyday Effect study^1 released today, the
Company behind brands including Gillette®, Crest® and Pantene®, found that an
overwhelming 82% of Americans admit it is far more meaningful if their partner
shows their love through everyday actions, like helping with household chores
they know their partner doesn’t enjoy doing.

Supporting Visual from Everyday Love Video (Photo: Business Wire)

Supporting Visual from Everyday Love Video (Photo: Business Wire)

Instead of showering their partner with a gift every Valentine’s Day, more
than half of Americans (56%) would rather show their love through simple
everyday actions including making their loved ones a home-cooked meal (28%),
offering to look after the children to give their partner some ‘me’ time (13%)
and cleaning the house (12%).

The US study was commissioned by P&G to mark the launch of Everyday Love, a
heartwarming video that brings to life the simple, daily acts of love that are
far more meaningful to our loved ones than grand gestures, as part of its new
Everyday Effect Campaign. It shows that token gestures are rarely as effective
or as well-received as everyday acts of kindness, support and love. The
cumulative impact of everyday actions can provide the basis for stable and
fulfilling relationships with loved ones.

Everyday Love can be viewed at the link above. P&G is inviting its fans to
visit pg.com and ‘Share the everyday things that you do to make every day
extraordinary!’ which will culminate in P&G’s first ever piece of
crowd-sourced copy to be showcased in July 2013.

Notes to Editors

^1The research was carried out by SIRC on behalf of P&G in September 2012,
from a sample of 1,000 people.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality,
leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®,
Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®,Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®,
Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®,
Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The
P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide.
Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information
about P&G and its brands.

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P&G North America External Relations
Christopher Vuturo, 513-622-3175 (t)
513-503-3591 (m)
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