Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look

Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look

by Mark Tungate


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749461812
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Tungate
is a journalist specializing in marketing, media, and communication. He is the author of the books Adland, Fashion Brands, and Branded Male. As a journalist, Mark has written for publications such as The Times, The Telegraph, and The Independent. He has a weekly column in the French media magazine Stratégies and writes about marketing, fashion and design for the website Alongside his writing, he teaches at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Beauty? 
1- Chasing Cleopatra: The Origins of Beauty 
2- The Glamour Professionals: Rubinstein and Arden 
3- Out Come the Talons: Revlon 
4- The Beauty Queen of Corona: Estée Lauder 
5- The French Beauty Factory: L'Oréal 
6- Giants in the Bathroom: From Soap Operas to Websites 
7- The 5% Solution: The Importance of Scent 
8- The Lure of Luxury: Designer Fashion and Beauty 
9- A Face in the Crowd: Using Marketing to Find a Niche 
10- The Quest for Eternal Youth 
11- Welcome to Cosmetic Valley: The Land of The Labs 
12- The Hollywood Factor: Max Factor and The Rise of Celebrity Marketing 
13- Distributing Beauty: From Boots to Sephora 
14- Beauty Goes Digital 
15- Masculine Beauty 
16- Beauty Around the World 
17- Cosmetic Surgery Goes Mainstream 
18- The Tattoo Artists 
19- Organic and Sustainable Beauty 
20- The Future of Beauty 
Conclusion: The Price of Beauty

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From the Publisher

"Tungate's descriptive writing and cliffhanger chapter endings make the biographical portion of the book both fascinating and highly entertaining… Tungate's arguments are well-researched and his findings on an industry that is notoriously secretive are enlightening and often surprising. …should not be seen as a critique of cosmetic companies. Rather, it is an in-depth look at how the industry developed and where it stands today. After all, Tungate's specialty is marketing, as an instructor of branding and advertising courses at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, as well as the author of several books and columns regarding advertising. The story of how a few men and women revolutionized marketing strategies as well as public opinion on beauty is indeed enthralling and Branded Beauty will be valuable for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most ubiquitous industries." — ForeWord Reviews

"...[an] objective examination of the beauty industry...Mark Tungate cannot help placing the case before us in an admiring light...[He] goes through the histories of virtually all the major and growing companies selling beauty products in sharp, upscale magazine prose...with a certain twinkle and smile to his writing voice that makes for a relaxed and informative book." —By the Book Reviews 

"[Tungate] is to be congratulated for this unique work on the business of beauty, which has obviously changed the way we look."Review from Biz India

"...[A] stellar example of non-fiction — just good journalism and engaging, clean writing. ...It is excruciatingly well researched, with chapter notes and [a] bibliography... Mr. Tungate takes us along with him as he visits the scientists and marketers that enable our beauty, inserting himself into the story in little episodes so we can experience what he does." Christine Frank,

"...[A] great read." — Pierce Mattie Public Relations

"...interesting histories of the famous names in the cosmetics industry - Elizabeth Arden, L'Oreal, Revlon, etc. …[A] fascinating history of and glimpse into the modern beauty industry. If you like books like Why We Buy, this is a great one to look at for an industry-specific view." — Joy of Booking

"...Tungate chronicles the rise of the beauty business. ...The truth isn't always pretty but it is fascinating." —Deidre Woodland, Pursuitist

"I highly recommend this book for anybody who wants a comprehensive example of marketing in action, as well as for the everyday cosmetics consumer."—Shannon Hopkins,

 "This book is a great read for anyone interested in the world of beauty, how it works from the inside and what the future is likely to bring..." —The Women's Room

"Readers will enjoy Tungate's storytelling, and he includes helpful bullet points that summarize each chapter. ...Chapters that discuss the rising popularity of tattooing, cosmetic surgery, digital marketing, and ethical and sustainable products are of particular interest and could be useful in forecasting trends.  ...Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and lower-division students." —CHOICE 

"…[A] kind of world encyclopedia of the history of beauty products and businesses…. Buy this for the cosmetics fans in your library as a reference guide." — Kristin Fontichiaro, 

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From Amazon reviewers:
" Very good informative reading!" — Federico Legorreta

"…[A] great factual History Book of the Cosmetics/Beauty Industry… A great read for sure." -- Rex Romanov

"...[A] very interesting read." — Laurie Brown

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