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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) awarded the 2014 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards at an exclusive event in Battery Gardens. The winning brands represent the best new breakout products, packaging and advertising campaigns in the industry, and winners were selected by five renowned judges and experts from the beauty, design and marketing industries.
Judges included Ron Robinson, former cosmetics chemist and founder of BeautyStat.com; Maria Corbiscello, president of creative beauty concept firm Studio MC²; Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates, strategic thinking consultants; Kaye Karch, vice president at BeautyMark Development; and Lara Eurdolian, founder of PrettyConnected.com.
Senior vice president and global general manager of Clarisonic Dr. Robb Akridge delivered the keynote address and offered words of wisdom and encouragement to all those in attendance. He also announced the following 2014 (CITY) Award winners: