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Mar 20, 2012 | 10:46 AM CDT

Kline Reports Consumers Driving Active Ingredient Development

According to Kline, as a consequence of consumers having greater awareness of the efficacy of certain actives, the beauty market has responded by using actives and their proven market cachet in products as diverse as skin care, makeup, hair care, male grooming products, slimming formulations, sun protection and more.

Mar 13, 2012 | 11:18 AM CDT

PCPC Responds to Report of "Harmful Chemicals" in Beauty Products

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to a study by the Silent Spring Institute that claims to have found harmful chemicals in a variety of beauty care and household products.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:53 AM CDT

Natural and Organic Beauty Maintains Strong Demand, Expected to Grow 10% Through 2016

Kline & Company reports that in these well-established markets, natural and organic products still consistently outperform the the overall beauty market; however, emerging markets such as China and Brazil are also gaining.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:52 PM CST

Next Phase, New Wave, Dance Craze, Anyways ...

By: Jeff Falk

When is the right time to forsake the proven for the new? And what is the full extent of brand heritage and its ongoing value in connecting with consumers? What are the indicators that a brand refresh, updated packaging, new ingredients, new campaigns, etc., are needed for the continued viability of the brand?

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:47 PM CST

Case Studies: Giving Brand Packaging a Face-lift

By: Yolanda Santosa

As consumers become more savvy of and drawn to aesthetics, how a brand looks on shelves, undoubtedly, affects its ultimate success in the marketplace. New and existing brands are increasingly focusing on their product packaging as part of the brands’ development.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:36 PM CST

The “Reasonable Consumer’s” View of Green Labels—Lessons From Two Greenwashing Cases

By: Neal Marder and Christian E. Dodd

When seeking to promote their “greenness” as a competitive advantage, brand owners must understand the legal pitfalls of self-created symbols and labels that express environmental superiority, are trademarked and not immediately associated with the product, and are identified as a rating system.

Mar 01, 2012 | 11:12 AM CST

Shiseido to Launch New Web-based Total Beauty Service

Called Watashi+ and launching in April, the service will help provide questions and information to beauty consumers.

Feb 29, 2012 | 03:27 PM CST

Adaptable Allure

By: Valerie Jacobs

With its ability to distinguish visual specifics of target consumers, facial recognition technology is changing the beauty landscape by allowing the creation and marketing of personalized offerings.

Feb 29, 2012 | 03:11 PM CST

The Changing Face of Beauty Distribution

By: Ada Polla

Insights from beauty retailers—department stores to flash sale sites—shows the various opportunities beauty brands have to reach out to and connect with consumers.

Feb 29, 2012 | 02:00 PM CST

Mintel Forecasts "Kinetique" as Key Trend for 2012

Europe next frontier for new generation of at-home beauty devices, ingredients; POS retail and packaging elements also form a key part of the trend, with a rise in packaging and products that increase the interactivity between virtual and real worlds.