Old Spice Somehow Created A Scratch 'N Sniff Web Banner Ad [THE BRIEF]

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According to the Denver Egotist, Old Spice created the world’s very first — and maybe last — online scratch ‘n sniff banner ad. While you won’t be able to smell the scent immediately off of your computer screen (because that’s impossible), consumers can click on the ad and it will be delivered in 4-6 weeks. 

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