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Report: More executive changes under way at P&G

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI More executive changes are underway at Procter & Gamble as Bernhard Glock, VP global media and communications, is retiring effective Sept. 30, according to published reports.

On July 1, a new leader officially took the helm at P&G as Robert McDonald, former COO, took over as president and CEO. He succeeded A.G. Lafley, who has become chairman. As McDonald prepared for his new role, the manufacturer’s marketing-related areas witnessed a series of executive changes, including the departure of global marketing officer Jim Stengel.

Until his retirement is effective on Sept. 30, Glock is on special assignment. His duties overseeing the company’s roughly $8 billion media spend have been split between former P&G former marketing executive Dina Howell and Stewart Atkinson, manager of global marketing purchases. Howell is handling the strategic and planning portions of Glock’s role. Stewart?s duties now include overseeing global media agencies in addition to other marketing-service shops, reports stated.

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Russian-born businesswoman and former Soviet TV anchor taps PR firm to promote cosmetics business

BY Antoinette Alexander

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Former Soviet TV news anchor Galina Todd has retained the international public relations firm TransMedia Group to promote her cosmetics business.

“We can’t wait to introduce this gorgeous 52-year-old Russian magazine cover girl to the American masses,” stated TransMedia Group CEO Tom Madden, a former VP at NBC.

The Moy Sekret by Galina line is a collection of American and European-made Russian beauty secrets for skin and hair care. TransMedia will be launching her newest products, including an all-natural hair restoration and thickening line that is licensed out of Spain, as well as her French perfume called “Mon Secret.”

“I want my generation of baby boomers, the most populous generation of people in the world today, to wake up every morning and say ‘Hello Beautiful!'” stated Todd, who recently was named Russian-American Businesswoman of the Year by Russian magazine Bomond. “I am confident that TransMedia Group will help us target this group, as well as all groups, of strong women full of hope and the desire to be beautiful.”

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HairTech International to launch Paris Hilton hair and nail care products

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOSTON HairTech International, which creates, distributes and manufacturers beauty products for salons and the mass market, is launching for 2009 a new line of Paris Hilton hair and nail care products.

HairTech was promoting the launch at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference held in Boston.

Through its licensing deal with the celebrity, HairTech is launching the Ultimate Brush by Paris Hilton, Polish by Paris and a Paris Hilton hair care line infused with pomegranate, coffeeberry and soy bean.

To promote the launches, Hilton is scheduled to make appearances for specific retailers and there are expected product giveaways on Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres shows for the fourth quarter.

In addition, for every Ultimate Brush and bottle of nail polish sold it will help finance a meal for an underprivileged child somewhere in the world through a tie-in with the Interface Foundation charitable organization.

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