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Brand Survivors: Esso, Premium and Red Cross Toothache

April 20th, 2017 · No Comments

It is always heartening when an old brand survives generations, world wars and multiple depressions and recessions. So it is that we noticed three brands that (sort of) live on, in various states of existence. Esso: The Esso brand is still viable around the world, and just because Raymond Loewy did the Exxon logo for […]

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Colgate Boosts Classics, Keeps Mennen Brand

April 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK – Colgate Palmolive is taking a smart path with some of its older brands, namely Speed Stick and Irish Spring. In recent weeks the company has updated advertising for the products, and included them in coupon supplements mailed with the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Colgate can ill afford for these gems of […]

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Finding Noxzema Shave Cream, Changed But Still Good

April 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments

BALTIMORE – There were no big parades in Baltimore in 2014, when Unilever’s brand Noxzema celebrated its centennial. It was hardly noticed there, though there were ads for Noxzema cream in magazines and supplements across the nation. Three  years later, the brand is still around, and the spin-off shave cream is still selling at many grocery […]

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Search for the Old Remedy Antiphlogistine

August 2nd, 2012 · 30 Comments

Some  have asked BrandlandUSA to help them find the poultice Antiphlogistine. Hard to spell, and even harder to find. It was apparently one of those genius products that really worked, and still might have a market today if you could find it. In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for […]

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History of Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Vintage ad for Christian Dior

So many fragrances get forgotten, ruined or changed, but one that has survived for men is Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior. Sadly, most department stores don’t stock it, and you have to find it at those cheesy generic perfume shops located in sub-leased spots in the mall. It’s a stinky world indeed when stinky Polo […]

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History of Mason Pearson Brushes

January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

British Mason PEarson brushes

LONDON – Funny how a small, old brand can captivate a current audience. Such is the appeal of Mason Pearson brushes. In many cases, brands such as Mason Pearson just disappear, with the company shutting down production and at best, farming out production to Asia, and at worst, shutting it all down altogether. This did […]

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Tame Conditioner Returns As Frizz Tamer

August 4th, 2010 · 58 Comments

The original conditioner, Tame, is back on the shelves as a house brand at Dollar Tree. On the back, it has “Distributed by Dollar Tree” so you know its an exclusive. The use of Tame as a store brand is part of a recent trend of retailers licensing old lower-tier brands that have some shelf […]

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Too Many Brand Extensions is MAALOX MOMENT!

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – So FDA issues a warning today about Novartis Consumer Health’s Maalox. We’ll print it verbatim: Choosing the wrong liquid Maalox product for your condition can have harmful consequences, warns the Food and Drug Administration. Consumers may be confused by the similar packaging and labeling of liquid Maalox and Maalox Total Relief. Maalox […]

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Personna Razors in Piccadilly Circus

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments

LONDON – Many brands that were once popular still get exposure through popular media, especially through photography and movies. We happened upon one razor brand, Personna, in the back of a 1960s photo of Roger Daltrey of The Who. The rocker is standing a block or two away from the Trocadero, you can see just […]

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Tags: Health and Beauty · Soap

Guest Column: Danger For Classic Pharma Brands

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tylenol Arthritis

CHATTANOOGA – Many of America’s best known consumer healthcare brands were caught up in a “voluntary” recall of contaminated products. Johnson & Johnson announced the recall late Friday, January 15th. The Food and Drug Administration issued a formal warning to J&J after an audit of the company’s Puerto Rican plant. When J&J failed to react […]

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