Announcements

Demandforce Introduces New Features

Demandforce , an automated marketing and communications software, launched four new features for their products. The company added Intuit Local, making it easier for clients to find businesses; recurring campaigns, which helps puts targeted marketing campaigns on autopilot by scheduling to recur for any frequency of choice; and integrations with Bing and Google Now. The company will also send out appointment reminders to clients automatically through Google Now, a new app available for Android, iPhone, and iPad that helps consumers stay on top of what’s happening in their everyday life by giving them the proper information at the right time.

Vionic Raises Money to Take on the Social Offer Market

Vionic , a social media deals platform that enables brands to offer deals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, has raised $900,000 from unnamed investors. "We are thrilled to offer our proprietary Deal Maker technology to help drive new customers and cash flow for enterprise companies, agencies, and SMBs,” says Kosta Gara, Vionic founder and CEO. “They will join clients such as The UPS Store , Office Max Mexico , and Pure Barre , as well as thousands of successful brands across North America. As social media matures, business owners are looking for ways to monetize on time already invested in...

Girls Achieve Grapeness Launches National Campaign with OPI

Girls Achieve Grapeness , a national initiative to end violence against women, partnered with OPI to launch a campaign built around a limited-edition purple nail polish for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. OPI manufactured and donated 10,000 bottles of the purple shade, which will be distributed and sold on college campuses across the country and at select events in Washington, DC throughout the month of October. “Girls Achieve Grapeness is a statement color—and that statement is that girls can and will achieve great things,” says Lori Weinstein, leader in the movement to end violence against women, and head of the...

DermaConcepts Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Environ Skin Care

DermaConcepts , a company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products and technology, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Environ Skin Care across the United States. The line will now be available for retail and professional use at doctor’s offices, medical spas, and wellness centers from coast-to-coast. Environ, now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide, is developed and formulated to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, wrinkles, skin disorders, and more. “At DermaConcepts, we’re intensely passionate about skincare,” says Robert and Carol Trow, owners of DermaConcepts. “We strive to present the marketplace with innovative technologies and products that...

OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink of Hearts Promotion

Designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support, OPI launched its seventh annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, featuring the sheer pink shade Pink-ing of You and the new sparkle-packed polish More than a Glimmer. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness, and every set offers decorative pink ribbons and crystal decals to embellish nails. OPI will also donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. “OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Brest Cancer with the seventh...

OPIVU Cosmetics Revamps Brand Identity

After an eight-month rebranding process, OPIVU Cosmetics , a mineral product line developed by Susanna Stroberg, unveiled a new brand identity. Seeking to create a unique presence in the marketplace, the company produced a short film to tell its story of OPIVU, translated the website into Spanish and Portuguese to reach international customers, redesigned products for the holiday season, and redesigned the logo. “During the last eight months, we set out to develop a brand identity that reflects the OPIVU experience, our brand personality, and retail vision,” says creative director Vince Engel, who manages OPIVU Cosmetics brand transformation. “We have...

MySkin Dermograph Now Available to Resort Spas

MySkin announced that their transdermal skin imaging system, the dermograph , is now available in several premium resort spas in Mexico, India, South East Asia, and the Middle East. The dermograph uses visible light to interact with various tissue structures like oil glands, collagen, and elastin to decode information and give a detailed assessment of the characteristics of the tissue to help clients better understand their skin health. “mySkin’s stellar team of skincare industry experts have invested years of research and development in the dermograph,” says Leena Sukumar, vice president of Marketing and Sales. “We have the most comprehensive and...

Mandarin Oriental Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is launching a series of special offers this October to benefit the American Cancer Society in their effort to save more lives from breast cancer. Throughout the month, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and Brasserie S&P will offer a selection of delights, from spa treatments to pink afternoon tea, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. “Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is delighted to support the American Cancer Society in its fight against breast cancer,” says general manager Donald Bowman. “Our hotel colleagues have consistently supported the Society’s...

Éminence Organic Skin Care Celebrates One Million Trees Planted

Éminence Organic Skin Care has planted more than one million trees, a monumental milestone for its ongoing Forests for the Future initiative in which they plant one tree for every retail product sold. To celebrate, president and founder, Boldijarre Koronczay (pictured right), joined a team of Éminence employees in downtown Vancouver to spread the word of Éminence’s achievement, inviting passers-by to hug a tree. In return Éminence planted a tree for every hug and gave away product samples. A grand total of 500 trees were hugged, and in exchange Éminence will plant 500 more trees through their partnership with Trees...

Milano Software Announces Partnership with Belvedere USA

Milano Computer Systems, developer of Milano Software for the retail and beauty industries, partnered with Belvedere USA , a nationwide manufacturer of spa and salon equipment, furniture, and technology, to offer the Milano software solutions to Belvedere customers in the United States. “Belvedere is known for creating amazing salons using the best equipment, so Milano software was a good fit for the company, which offers high-level products and customer service,” says Paul Pagliaro, president of Milano Computer Systems. “We look forward to working with Belvedere clients and assisting them with all of their software needs.” Belvedere’s Canada operation already offers...

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