Posts tagged with Beauty

Advent calendars: Why beauty brands are so keen

Advent calendars used to be the hallmark of confectionary companies like Cadbury and Nestle. Nowadays, brands from a whole manner of industries are muscling in on the trend, releasing calendars filled with everything from gin to cheese.

Brands within the cosmetics and skincare industries are chiefly reaping the rewards, turning the once humble ritual of the advent calendar into a ‘must-have’ for modern-day beauty consumers.

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A close up look at Maybelline’s brow-raising success with visual content on social media

According to a recent study by ShareIQ, Maybelline has seen the highest levels of engagement for a cosmetics brand across visual social media platforms so far this year. 

It has generated nearly 60m likes on Instagram, which is 49x the amount of rival brand Revlon. Meanwhile, Maybelline now has over 100,000 followers on Pinterest, while brands like Estee Lauder and CoverGirl are trailing behind with an average of 60,000.

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Three reasons to admire Glossier: The best online beauty brand you've never heard of

Little-known internationally, Glossier is becoming quite the cult favourite in the US.

A relatively late entrant into the crowded beauty sector, its rise has been meteoric – last August a Buzzfeed article revealed projected growth of 600% in 2016, with up to 30,000 people on product wait-lists.

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Shea Moisture's customer backlash was caused by poor brand management, not bad advertising

Natural beauty brand Shea Moisture was forced to apologize after a new ad campaign sparked a social media backlash among some of the company's customers.

But this backlash wasn't really the result of a bad ad.

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Why beauty brands are betting on augmented reality

I recently wrote about how consumers are increasingly turning to their smartphones to search, browse and buy beauty products. 

One thing I failed to mention, however, is the fact that many are testing beauty products via their mobiles, too.

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How Glossier has used Instagram to create a cult following

From Estee Lauder to Clinique – the biggest beauty brands in the world have been heavily building on their digital presence over the past five years, particularly on social media. 

In contrast to this, one of the most talked-about new brands on the block, Glossier, has been built on digital from the very start.

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Six brilliant blogs from the beauty industry

In an industry heavily geared around tips, tricks and word-of-mouth recommendations, a blog is a beauty brand's bread and butter.

It might seem like an outdated notion in today's Snapchat-style world, however for many, it is the linchpin behind a truly effective content strategy.

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Is Amazon's Style Code Live this generation's answer to the TV shopping channel?

The idea of sitting in front of a television to discover and purchase products might seem like a bizarre concept to many young consumers.

But the world's 800-pound online retail gorilla could bring the home shopping channel into the 21st century with the launch of Style Code Live, a live 30-minute show that it is now streaming daily Monday through Friday.

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Beauty companies embrace social, but love traditional channels too

Is the future of marketing social? Few today would argue that social media marketing is going away any time soon, and the most bullish suggest that social is going to increasingly displace traditional marketing spend.

But are the bulls right? If a new study is any indication, not exactly.

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