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Ronald Lauder steps down from Estee Lauder Cos. board

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK The Estee Lauder Cos. has announced the retirement of Ronald S. Lauder from the company’s board of directors. Filling the vacancy on the board is his daughter, Jane Lauder.

Ronald S. Lauder will continue to serve as chairman of Clinique Laboratories and as an officer of The Estee Lauder Cos.

Jane Lauder currently serves as SVP/GM of the company’s Origins brand. Prior to joining Origins, she was SVP of global marketing for the company’s Clinique brand. Her previous experience also includes serving as VP marketing for BeautyBank and VP marketing for Stila.

The Estee Lauder Companies’ board of directors consists of 13 directors, four of which are members of the Lauder family and will now include: William P. Lauder, chairman of the board and executive chairman of The Estee Lauder Companies; Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the board; Aerin Lauder, SVP and creative director of the Estee Lauder brand; and Jane Lauder.

“We are very pleased that Jane has joined our board of directors,” stated William P. Lauder. “Jane’s innovative marketing sense, longstanding commitment to our company and proven talent has earned her the respect of our directors. She has a deep understanding of our business and the family values upon which our company has been built. I am confident she will help carry on the heritage that has been instrumental in driving long-term shareholder value and enhancing our role as the leader in prestige beauty.”

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Cetaphil launches its ‘Comfortable in My Skin’ campaign

BY Antoinette Alexander

FORT WORTH, Tex. Galderma Laboratories’ Cetaphil brand has launched a new viral campaign powered by social media marketing solution Brickfish.

“Cetaphil’s complete line of cleansers and moisturizers help our consumers achieve beautiful and healthy skin,” stated Cindy Kee, senior product manager for Cetaphil. “The ‘Comfortable in My Skin’ campaign is a meaningful way to drive awareness of the utility of our products, while reaching and recognizing our consumers. We are proud to be working with Marriott & Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts and Kate Spade to offer our consumers a tropical getaway.”

Powered by Brickfish, the campaign enables consumers to create personalized brand-focused user-generated content and virally share their entries with their social networks via widgets, blogs, IM, email and more. Campaign participants have the ability to interact with the Cetaphil campaign by creating, reviewing, sharing and voting upon brand-relevant content.

By visiting http://www.comfortableinmyskin.com/, entrants explain where and what makes them feel most comfortable in their skin. Participants will pick Kate Spade getaway bags and fill them with their favorite Cetaphil products and other items that they would take on Marriott & Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resort vacations. Entrants are also asked to complete the sentence: “I feel comfortable in my skin when I am …” The grand prize winner, selected by a panel of judges from Cetaphil, will receive a seven day, four-person getaway to a Marriott & Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resort destination of his or her choice, a Kate Spade bag and a $500 American Express gift card to purchase his or her selected getaway items.

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Gillette expands group of Gillette Young Guns with Nascar driver

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOSTON Grooming brand Gillette has expanded its group of Gillette Young Guns drivers by adding Nascar race winner Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota.

“Joey is one of the hottest drivers in the sport and we are pleased to welcome him as the newest member of the Gillette Young Guns,” stated Michelle Potorski, associate marketing director of Gillette North America. “Our new commercial is about change — whether it’s reminding consumers to change their blades or adding a teenage rookie sensation to our Gillette Young Guns roster. We’re proud to have Joey join the team and look forward to watching his career take off in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.”

Logano earned his rookie stripes from his fellow Gillette Young Guns during the filming of a new commercial to support the Gillette Optimal Shave indicator strip, which alerts consumers that it is time to change their blades when the strip color changes from blue to white. The commercial features all seven Gillette Young Guns and highlights Logano as the latest addition to the roster of Nascar Sprint Cup Series stars. The ads began airing during the July 11 broadcast of LifeLock.com 400 Chicagoland Speedway.

The Gillette Young Guns drivers also include Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman.

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