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Coty appoints new marketing head

Coty appoints new marketing head

NEW YORK — Coty appointed Fiona Hughes as chief marketing officer, Coty Consumer Beauty, and as a member of the executive committee, effective June 12, 2019, reporting to Pierre Laubies, Coty chief executive officer and consumer beauty president. Laubies said: “Fiona is an exceptional marketing leader with a deep well of experience in leading brand

Coty announces executive leadership changes

Coty announces executive leadership changes

NEW YORK —Coty Inc. has made a series of executive leadership changes to support its ongoing transformation and future growth. Pierre-André Terisse has been appointed chief financial officer and a member of the executive committee, effective February 1. He has nearly 30 years of public company finance experience, including in business turnarounds, treasury and finance

Coty rolls out Clairol Color Expert for the Google Assistant

Coty rolls out Clairol Color Expert for the Google Assistant

NEW YORK — Coty has introduced the first at-home hair color Action for the Google Assistant on Google Home smart speakers and smartphones. The ‘Clairol Color Expert’ gives consumers a hands-free voice activated guide to the entire at-home hair color process – from finding the right shade at the shelf to applying color, re-application and

Coty forms strategic partnership with Cruelty Free International

Coty forms strategic partnership with Cruelty Free International

NEW YORK — Coty, one of the world’s leading beauty companies, announced a strategic partnership with Cruelty Free International that aims to end animal testing for cosmetics globally. As a first step in the partnership, Coty achieved Leaping Bunny certification by Cruelty Free International for CoverGirl, which is the largest makeup brand ever to be

Curtin leaves Coty amid changes to consumer beauty team

Curtin leaves Coty amid changes to consumer beauty team

NEW YORK — Coty is once again making changes to its consumer beauty division. A number of executive changes within the consumer beauty leadership team were announced Wednesday internally within the company, including the departure of Shannon Curtin, the senior vice president for consumer beauty in North America, according to a published report. The new

Coty plans Digital Accelerator Summit for tech start-ups

Coty plans Digital Accelerator Summit for tech start-ups

NEW YORK — Following up last year’s launch of its Digital Accelerator program, Coty Inc. has unveiled a new initiative for technology start-ups. The Coty Quarterly Digital Accelerator Summit, to be held next month, will provide tech start-ups an opportunity to share their latest innovations and earn the chance to work with the beauty care

Coty launches app-free virtual try-on tool for CoverGirl

Coty launches app-free virtual try-on tool for CoverGirl

NEW YORK — Coty Inc.’s CoverGirl brand is launching what the company calls the first full-look live mobile/web try-on experience. Using augmented reality (AR) technology, the new digital beauty tool will make virtual try-on of CoverGirl makeup available directly in browser on most smartphones without the need for an app download, according to Coty. To

OPI sets Guinness record for longest manicure bar

OPI sets Guinness record for longest manicure bar

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — OPI has set a Guinness World Record for “The World’s Longest Manicure Bar.” The Coty Inc. nail care brand said it created a 155-foot-long manicure bar along Santa Monica, Calif.’s famous 3rd Street Promenade shopping area near the beach. More than 50 nail technicians seated at the bar gave attendees GelColor

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

Coty unveils new brand vision for CoverGirl

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. is redefining the CoverGirl brand in an effort that the company describes as “the biggest reinvention in CoverGirl’s 60-year history.” The brand vision for CoverGirl, acquired just over a year ago from Procter & Gamble Co., will now be under the mantra “I Am What I Make Up.” Coty said

Coty appoints Rimmel London global ambassador

Coty appoints Rimmel London global ambassador

NEW YORK — Makeup artist James Molloy has been named global makeup ambassador for Coty Inc.’s Rimmel London brand. Coty said Wednesday that Molloy, previously U.K. senior artist and director of makeup artistry for Asia-Pacific at MAC Cosmetics, will be charged with communicating the Rimmel brand’s “edgy and evolving beauty vision” to consumers and beauty

Anheuser-Busch InBev exec joins Coty board

Anheuser-Busch InBev exec joins Coty board

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has appointed Sabine Chalmers, chief legal officer at beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, to its board of directors. Coty said Tuesday that Chalmers will also serve on the board’s audit and finance committee. The addition of Chalmers brings 25 years of senior management experience in international consumer goods and an extensive

Coty hires digital veteran to lead e-commerce

Coty hires digital veteran to lead e-commerce

NEW YORK — Sean Foster has joined Coty Inc. as global senior vice president of e-commerce. Coty said Tuesday that Foster, most recently chief executive officer of Crowdtap, will oversee e-commerce strategy and execution for all three of its divisions: Coty Consumer, Coty Luxury and Coty Professional Beauty. “I’m delighted to be joining Coty, given

Elizabeth Arden executive George Cleary joins MPG

Elizabeth Arden executive George Cleary joins MPG

PRINCETON, N.J. — Market Performance Group (MPG) has hired George Cleary as managing partner and general manager of its consulting and sales services businesses. MPG said Monday that Cleary, most recently president of global fragrances for Elizabeth Arden, brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and general management experience and will report to MPG

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