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Communispace Builds Fan Camps for Brands

Posted by Sheila Shayon on November 7, 2011 11:31 AM

TRESemmé gives a "Fresh Start" when an unexpected date arrives (above) and Alberto Culver’s dry shampoo is now number one in the category with Q4 2010 retail sales topping $7.7 million.

Alberto Culver is more than a global beauty-care company, it’s an online savvy brand that launched its first private online community, My Beauty Café, in 2007. When research showed that women wanted hair rejuvenation on days when they didn’t shampoo, the brand had turned to Communispace, a leader in online consumer insights communities founded in 1999.

The Omnicom-owned firm has created more than 400 communities for major brands including Kraft, Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Hallmark, Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline. Communispace also recently won the Forrester Groundswell Award in the “Business to Consumer, North America” Embracing category for their work with Alberto Culver.Continue reading...

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In the News: TD, News Corp., Spidey, Jon Stewart and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on December 21, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

TD Bank acquires Chrysler Financial for $6.3 billion.

News Corp.'s bid for BSkyB cleared by EU.

Apple plans exposed by insider trading suit.

Bank of America and other Wall Street firms face increased scrutiny on executive pay.

Betty White voted entertainer of the year by AP.

Brett Favre retirement leaves muddles NFL legacy.

CBS is looking to renegotiate Katie Couric's contract.Continue reading...

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In the News: Comcast, Unilever, Ford

Posted by Dale Buss on September 27, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Comcast and GE name Comcast COO Steve Burke as new CEO of NBC Universal, replacing Jeff Zucker after the NBCU sale to Comcast closes. 

Alberto Culver has been sold to Unilever for $3.7 billion in cash.

AIG will lose the US Treasury as a part-owner.

Apple's Ping music-based social network incorporates users' iTunes libraries.

Barnes & Noble ownership battle nears its climax.

BP pressured to restore reputation and stock price as new CEO Robert Dudley takes the reins on Friday.Continue reading...

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BP Suspends Marketing, Faces US Probe

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 18, 2010 07:58 AM

BP suspends marketing activity (but keeps up social media response) as Obama moves to name panel to investigate Gulf disaster. Other oil brands are staying resilient.

A coalition of America's largest food companies, including General Mills, ConAgra Foods, Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Hershey, commit to taking 1.5 trillion calories out of their products by 2015 in an effort to reduce childhood obesity.

As the Ritz-Carlton prepares to take world's tallest hotel crown in Hong Kong, luxury hotels are booming in China.

European travel brands capitalize on ash cloud flight chaos.

Facebook on cusp of 500 million users.Continue reading...

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