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A Salute To Mothers From P&G And Maria Shriver

In P&G’s latest mom-focused spot, Maria Shriver pays tribute to her mother, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

A Salute To Mothers From P&G And Maria Shriver
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Procter & Gamble had a hit in 2012 with its tribute to mothers of athletes and Olympians. Its new mom-themed spot, tied to Mother’s Day (this Sunday in the U.S.–don’t forget) is “The Gift My Mother Gave Me,” celebrating the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the cigar-smoking, football-playing, activist founder of the Special Olympics. She was also the sister of J.F.K. as well as mother to Maria Shriver. In the film, Shriver talks about her mother as inspiration and champion. “Stop saying ‘I’m just a mom,’ ” she implores other mothers. “Feel empowered.”

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In addition to the video, P&G is asking people to tweet words of wisdom from their own mothers with the hashtag #MomsWisdom. From now through Mother’s Day, Wieden + Kennedy will create typeset posters from a selection of the tweets and post them on the “Thank You, Mom” Pinterest page.

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Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.

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