The advertising standards regulator of India, ASCI, has released draft guidelines which aim to challenge those advertising campaigns which plug skin lightening, or ‘fairness’, products by means of the promotion of social discrimination.
Launched last summer, Google+ hangouts has fast been gathering momentum as an online platform for showcasing beauty brands and their products; but how does it work and what’s the value? Cosmetics Design investigates.
In the latest move from beauty brands mobilising to leverage the increasing number of consumers from rural areas of India, Unilever has launched a music streaming marketing service for its beauty brands.
Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry.
Consumer goods multinational, Procter & Gamble, has lost out to a competitor in South Korea, as the Supreme Court rules against its claim that fellow beauty brand Missha has damaged its reputation in the region.
According to the consumer complaints council, misleading or false advertising is most rampant in the personal care sector, accounting for more than half the total number of advertisements to have been banned by the ASCI.
At a time when some of the world’s largest cosmetics players are turning to digital media marketing strategies, figures in Australia suggest the online advertising market is booming with further growth expected on mobile platforms.
Since the dawn of advertising it has utilised sexual imagery in to sell products, and when it comes to fragrance products it seems money certainly talks as companies are prepared to take the risk and push the boundaries, due to the age-old idea that ‘sex...