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Clorox’s Doug Milliken on continuing ad spend despite economic uncertainty

Doug Milliken joined The Clorox Company in 1987 before “digital” was even a strategy. After 34 years, he’s now the VP of marketing and digital transformation at the company. Milliken has seen Clorox expand and diversify into the global powerhouse it is today, with a portfolio of brands ranging from its namesake bleach to Burt’s Bees to Kingsford charcoal. We sit down with Milliken and ask him what’s the point of capturing first-party data to sell lip balm, as well as why the brand kept spending ad dollars during the pandemic when other companies were hitting pause.