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Entries Tagged as 'Health'

History of Ipana Toothpaste and Bucky the Beaver

February 17th, 2013 · No Comments

One of the best-known toothpaste brands of the 20th century is still around, sort of. The toothpaste brand, which in Turkey is as well-known as Colgate or Crest, is a forgotten footnote, and has been on and off the market in the U.S. for decades. Today, it is still hard to find, though a version […]

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Tags: Health

Guest Column: What’s a Good Cosmetic Brand Ambassador?

October 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Robert Passikoff Brand Keys

L’Oreal recently announced a new addition to their roster of celebrity spokespeople, signing actress Julianna Margulies as a new ambassador and celebrity face for the brand. Ms. Margulies currently stars in the critically acclaimed TV series “The Good Wife,” for which she won a Golden Globe and SAG award for her portrayal of a loyal […]

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Tags: Commentary · Health

Dorothy Gray Satura Not the Same Formula?

July 28th, 2010 · 32 Comments

A note from one of our BrandlandUSA readers. The eye cream Satura, the last remaining bit of the once leading Dorothy Gray cosmetics company, has apparently returned to the shelves. However, some fans of the cream say the new version is not as good as the old one. Here is the comment from BrandlandUSA reader […]

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Tags: Health

Worst (Or Most Clever) Brand Extension Ever

June 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This came in the mail with the Shell Oil bill, as an offer for Shell Cardmembers from United Marketing Group LLC. It’s a brand extension of that dime store cologne, English Leather. We’re all for brand extensions, and who can argue against extracting a bit of revenue out of an old brand, but this one […]

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Tags: Health

Briefs: Salonpas Brings Pain Patch to U.S., Target Sunscreen, Noxzema

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

TORRANCE, Calif. – The 19th century Japanese pharma company Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, a manufacturer of external pain relieving drugs, announced the release of two products for the American market, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Salonpas Arthritis Pain. Hisamitsu, founded in 1847, introduced the original SALONPAS patch in 1934 and their products are sold in approximately 50 […]

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Tags: Health · News · Pharmaceutical

Put Your Stray Brands in a Think Tank. Estée Lauder Does

March 7th, 2010 · No Comments

NEW YORK – We noticed something interesting in how Estée Lauder manages its brands. The mention came in a press release where Coach (NYSE: COH) and Estée Lauder (NYSE: EL) decided to market a new fragrance for the department store market. What was fascinating is that Estee Lauder operates its smaller brands as part of […]

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Tags: Commentary · Health

Bring Back Pacquin Hand Cream

January 29th, 2010 · 149 Comments

One of the BrandlandUSA readers asks to bring back Pacquin Hand Cream. It was one of the nation’s best known hand creams, for generations made by the Connecticut company Pacquin-Lester, later known as Leeming-Pacquin. Leeming, of course, made Hai Karate, so it was sort of a wacky-hip company. Currently, the trademark is owned by Johnson […]

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Tags: Health

P&G: Fix What’s Under the Hood

August 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

20 years ago, Gillette introduced a campaign that completely re-energized its brand and company. It was “The Best A Man Can Get” and its zippy song, sung by the nation’s top jingle-writer and singer Jake Holmes, talked about “looking sharp” and showed a succession of non-celebrity, clean-shaven normal men going to work, running in races, […]

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Tags: Grocery · Health · Media

Dorothy Gray and Tussy, Where Are You?

May 14th, 2009 · 63 Comments

When Ascendia Brands went bankrupt, they sold a number of brands to new owners. One of the most storied brands was Dorothy Gray, which sold, with the Tussy deodorant line, for $1 milllion to KCM Brands LLC, according to Reuters. While production has resumed on other Ascendia brands like Mr. Bubble that went to new […]

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Tags: Health

Bringing Back Charles of the Ritz

April 24th, 2009 · 89 Comments

We wonder about the disappearance of the brand Charles of the Ritz. This brand was merged into Revlon, and while some of its perfumes still survive, the Charles of the Ritz brand does not. Charles of the Ritz was as big, or bigger, a brand than Estee Lauder, and much more high end than Cover […]

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Tags: Health