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Navigating the Era of Hyper-Content

We are living in an era of hyper-content, said Lucie Greene during the WWD Beauty Inc Virtual Summit. Greene, the founder of Light Years, works in brand innovation, trend forecasting and creative development. “It’s the fact that there’s more channels, more touch points, more venues, more creators than ever before,” she said in conversation with […]

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Steve Stoute, John Demsey on Being Agents of Change

How can beauty brands answer the call to activism consumers are requiring of them? The past year sparked a rare spirit within the beauty industry. The COVID-19 pandemic and killing of George Floyd incited a series of events that humbled long-standing beauty institutions, challenging them to build new — and better. Consumers drove the conversation […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Trojan Gets Into Fragrance

Condom brand Trojan is launching fragrance. Trojan parent company Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has formed a licensing partnership with Victory International USA LLC. The pair has created three scents geared toward a Gen Z audience that is, presumably, embracing the sexual wellness movement. The fragrances are available for purchase in North America via Trojanfragrances.com […]

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The Lodestars

Sue Y. Nabi Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc. The Comeback Kid   Fortune favors the brave, and Sue Y. Nabi might just be the bravest woman in beauty. In July, the veteran beauty executive took on the role of chief executive officer of Coty Inc., one of the most storied names in beauty—but also one […]

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Foreo Names New CEO

PARIS — Boris Trupcevic has been named the new chief executive officer of Swedish beauty tech company Foreo. He is to succeed Filip Sedic, Foreo’s founder and principal inventor, at the beginning of January. Trupcevic, a longstanding media executive who most recently served as chief executive officer of 24sata, a Croatian newspaper, and president of […]

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The Story Behind the Success of CeraVe

PARIS – CeraVe, the 15-year-old American skin-care brand, is having a serious social-media moment. “Their [earned media value] is up 128 percent year-over-year, to $22 million-worth of coverage,” said Conor Begley, co-founder and president of Tribe Dynamics, an influencer data and analytics company. “They have over 2.3 thousand influencers talking about them this year, also […]

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Beiersdorf Names New CFO

PARIS – Astrid Hermann has been appointed Beiersdorf AG’s new chief financial officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021. She succeeds Dessi Temperley in the role and will sit on the company’s executive board. Temperley is to leave the German maker of Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie products after a three-year tenure, Beiersdorf said in a statement […]