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January 4, 2012

Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

NEW YORK — Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

With the new Matte Me Crazy topcoat, beauty mavens can move from shiny nails to matte for an instant dose of muted modern style by applying a coat of Matte Me Crazy.

Take nails from the office to after-hours with a quick-drying coat of sparkle with the Big City Sparkle topcoat. It can be applied to bare nails for sheer shine effect or layered over a nail color for a bold, eye-catching look.

January 3, 2012

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is giving pain a bad name in marketing its pain-relief brand Advil as the “good” medicine, with Jon Bon Jovi signing on as a company spokesman.

ADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is giving pain a bad name in marketing its pain-relief brand Advil as the “good” medicine, with Jon Bon Jovi signing on as a company spokesman. The message is part of Pfizer’s “Advil Stories” campaign, which has helped drive growth of the brand in a historically stagnant category — for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 27, Advil sales were up 2.9% to $74.3 million, according to SymphonyIRI Group across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). The advertisement aired Dec. 9.

December 21, 2011

Proactiv, a maker of acne-fighting skin care products, has announced that Naya Rivera, star of the television show “Glee,” is its newest celebrity ambassador.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Proactiv, a maker of acne-fighting skin care products, has announced that Naya Rivera, star of the television show “Glee,” is its newest celebrity ambassador.

December 15, 2011

Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

NEW YORK — Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

As the imPRESS celebrity brand ambassador, Scherzinger, who is a judge on “The X Factor,” brings a chic, “glam rock” style to the brand.

December 9, 2011

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday unveiled a Jon Bon Jovi testimonial as its latest commercial that's part of its "Advil Stories" campaign.

ADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday unveiled a Jon Bon Jovi testimonial as its latest commercial that's part of its "Advil Stories" campaign.

November 21, 2011

Japonesque, a maker of beauty supplies, has announced that its Artist Tools by Japonesque — an interchangeable, snap-on makeup brush collection inspired by Hollywood — is available exclusively at CVS locations nationwide.

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Japonesque, a maker of beauty supplies, has announced that its Artist Tools by Japonesque — an interchangeable, snap-on makeup brush collection inspired by Hollywood — is available exclusively at CVS locations nationwide.

Featuring a three-piece starter set and five different makeup brush heads, Artist Tools by Japonesque is designed to have everything a beauty maven needs. The collection includes:

November 7, 2011

Kiss My Face, a maker of natural personal care, has named Steve Michaelson as CEO.

GARDINER, N.Y. — Kiss My Face, a maker of natural personal care, has named Steve Michaelson as CEO.

The industry veteran has held high-level leadership positions at a diverse set of retailers, including chief marketing officer at Supervalu, CEO of Internet retailer Fresh Direct and SVP of Wegmans.

November 4, 2011

Coty Prestige, a division of Coty, has inked a deal with MG Icon, a joint venture between Madonna, Guy Oseary and Iconix Brand Group, to launch Madonna’s first fragrance.

NEW YORK — Coty Prestige, a division of Coty, has inked a deal with MG Icon, a joint venture between Madonna, Guy Oseary and Iconix Brand Group, to launch Madonna’s first fragrance.

The fragrance, Truth or Dare by Madonna, will exclusively debut at Macy's in April 2012 in the United States, with global distribution beginning in May.

October 20, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s beauty brand CoverGirl has tapped actress Paula Patton as its newest celebrity brand ambassador for its Queen Collection, the company recently announced via Twitter.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s beauty brand CoverGirl has tapped actress Paula Patton as its newest celebrity brand ambassador for its Queen Collection, the company recently announced via Twitter.

“BIG NEWS: COVERGIRL Queen Collection is excited to announce our newest Celebrity Brand Ambassador, Actress Paula Patton!” the brand tweeted earlier this week.

The CoverGirl Queen Collection was inspired by Queen Latifah to celebrate the beauty of women of color.
 

October 18, 2011

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday named six new members to its board of directors.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Tuesday named six new members to its board of directors — Maria Burns, Burlington Drug Co. VP and corporate secretart; Gregory Drew, Value Drug Co. president; Terrance Haas, Harvard Drug Group CEO; David Neu, AmerisourceBergen president; Dale Smith, H. D. Smith chairman and CEO; and Albert Thomas, senior director and general manager of VaxServe, a Sanofi Pasteur company.

September 29, 2011

The second season of "Extreme Couponing" debuted on TLC Wednesday evening, and with the new season came a renewed concern as to how extreme couponers will impact value promotions at retail.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The second season of "Extreme Couponing" debuted on TLC Wednesday evening, and with the new season came a renewed concern as to how extreme couponers will impact value promotions at retail.

That may be one of the more significant concerns for retailers, according to a Bloomberg report published Wednesday — that promotions are attracting one-time buyers who cherry-pick their way through the weekly shopping trip in place of loyal consumers.

September 13, 2011

Singer and atrial fibrillation patient Barry Manilow has joined Sanofi's national education campaign designed to raise awareness about atrial fibrillation.

NEW YORK — Singer and atrial fibrillation patient Barry Manilow has joined Sanofi's national education campaign designed to raise awareness about atrial fibrillation.

The Get Back in Rhythm campaign aims to improve the health and well-being of those affected by the condition by encouraging them to learn more about the risks and talk with their healthcare provider about how to maintain a normal heart rhythm and manage the disease.

August 26, 2011

Female DJs are the newest trendsetters for what is hot in music, style and pop culture, and Unilever’s Dove Go Fresh deodorant and body mist and MTV are spotlighting three up-and-coming DJs in a new video series, titled "Dove Fresh Spin," in an effort to bring this emerging set of style mavens to women everywhere.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Female DJs are the newest trendsetters for what is hot in music, style and pop culture, and Unilever’s Dove Go Fresh deodorant and body mist and MTV are spotlighting three up-and-coming DJs in a new video series, titled "Dove Fresh Spin," in an effort to bring this emerging set of style mavens to women everywhere.

August 24, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. Celine Dion Signature will be available in September at mass merchandisers and drug outlets in the United States and Europe.


August 8, 2011

Black Radiance, a Markwins beauty brand, has hired Robyn Turner as its newest brand manager.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Black Radiance, a Markwins beauty brand, has hired Robyn Turner as its newest brand manager.

Turner’s key responsibilities will include portfolio management, product development, promotional program development, in-store merchandising, online programs and marketing financials, to extend Black Radiance’s leadership in ethnic cosmetics.

August 5, 2011

Vita Coco has introduced its seventh flavor, which the company developed in collaboration with pop singer Rihanna.

NEW YORK — Vita Coco has introduced its seventh flavor, which the company developed in collaboration with pop singer Rihanna.

Vita Coco tropical fruit is an all-natural blend of coconut water, pink guava, orange, red dragon fruit and pineapple, the company said. Vita Coco Tropical Fruit comes in a bright magenta Tetra Pak carton featuring Rihanna's signature to mark the collaboration. Rihanna also is the face of Vita Coco's advertising campaign, which was launched in June.

July 29, 2011

Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances.

Since its introduction in 2003, the Celine Dion fragrance house has continually remained a top performer in major markets across North America and Europe.

July 13, 2011

Pepsi announced that it is bringing back its memorable Diet Pepsi and Ray Charles ads for "You Got the Right One Baby, Uh-Huh!" with a line of retro T-shirts.

LOS ANGELES — Pepsi announced that it is bringing back its memorable Diet Pepsi and Ray Charles ads for "You Got the Right One Baby, Uh-Huh!" with a line of retro T-shirts.

The recent collaboration was brokered through The Joester Loria Group, Pepsi's exclusive licensing agency for North America, and Act III Licensing in conjunction with the Ray Charles Marketing Group, the licensing agency for The Ray Charles Foundation. The collection, designed by licensee Ripple Junction features imagery of the late music legend Ray Charles.

June 16, 2011

Coty Beauty has announced the launch of the newest scent in the Beyonce Parfums portfolio, Beyonce Pulse, which will debut in September.

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty has announced the launch of the newest scent in the Beyonce Parfums portfolio, Beyonce Pulse, which will debut in September.

Pulse will join the Heat and Heat Rush collections. The launch of Pulse will be supported with global integrated sales and marketing activity, including a print and TV ad campaign starring Beyonce, to be featured in more than 60 countries. In addition, social media and online programs will speak to Beyonce's global fan base via e-commerce, Twitter and Facebook. Pulse TV ads will begin airing in August.

June 9, 2011

A new line of relaxation beverages that pays homage to Bob Marley has made its debut.

CHICAGO — A new line of relaxation beverages that pays homage to Bob Marley has made its debut.

Marley's Mellow Mood, which was created in partnership with the family of late singer Bob Marley, is a line of 100% natural teas and lightly carbonated sodas. The sodas are packaged in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans, while the teas are bottled in a ready-to-drink format. Both are formulated with an exotic blend of chamomile, valerian root, passionflower, melatonin, rose hips and lemon balm, the Marley Beverage Co. said.

May 31, 2011

Banana Boat sun care has kicked off its "101 Days of Summer" daily giveaway of prizes to help educate families on how to best protect themselves this summer.

SHELTON, Conn. — Banana Boat sun care has kicked off its "101 Days of Summer" daily giveaway of prizes to help educate families on how to best protect themselves this summer.

The 101 daily prizes, will be awarded to fans on Facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand and Twitter at @BananaBoat. Prizes, which include Banana Boat product, beach totes, beach towels, gas cards and Visa gift cards, range in value to upward of $300.

May 31, 2011

Church & Dwight and hip-hop artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges on Friday named the five winners of the Magnum "Live Large" Project 2. The emcees, voted in by users on YouTube, performed live on stage with Ludacris in front of 20,000 fans at Miami's Spring Fest music festival this past Sunday.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight and hip-hop artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges on Friday named the five winners of the Magnum "Live Large" Project 2. The emcees, voted in by users on YouTube, performed live on stage with Ludacris in front of 20,000 fans at Miami's Spring Fest music festival this past Sunday.

May 13, 2011

Nail care brand Orly has announced the launch of its Happy Go Lucky collection of fun, edgy lacquers.

NEW YORK — Nail care brand Orly has announced the launch of its Happy Go Lucky collection of fun, edgy lacquers.

The collection exudes uninhibited creativity that adds instant liveliness to any wardrobe. The lacquers in Happy Go Lucky include:

  • Flirty: pink shimmer;

  • Frisky: teal crème;

  • Fresh: green crème; and

  • Frolic: purple crème.

May 10, 2011

Beiersdorf's Nivea brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a global campaign that launches May 15 called "100 Years Skincare for Life."

HAMBURG, Germany — Beiersdorf's Nivea brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a global campaign that launches May 15 called "100 Years Skincare for Life."

Nivea's marketing budget for 2011 is around 1 billion Euros (about $1.5 billion), and roughly 70% of that is being invested in the new campaign. Nivea hopes that the investment will strengthen the brand and stabilize its position as the No. 1 skin care brand.

May 5, 2011

The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Halle Berry and Fergie are among the celebrities to be honored during the annual FiFi Awards Celebration in late May.

NEW YORK — The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Halle Berry and Fergie are among the celebrities to be honored during the annual FiFi Awards Celebration in late May.

More than 800 guests will mix and mingle with the talents being honored on May 25 at Lincoln Center in New York. Thirty-eight crystal statuettes will be awarded.

Taking home the 2011 FiFi Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award is actress Berry. The award is to honor a celebrity who has embraced and promoted the world of fragrance over a period of time.