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Coty Elevates Advertising Over Promotion In Consumer Beauty Reboot

Executive Summary

Historically, Coty has been too dependent on promotion versus advertising and shy about taking pricing – but no longer, says CEO Pierre Laubies. Along with strategic innovation and portfolio optimization, stronger advertising behind leading brands is key to re-energizing the firm’s Consumer Beauty business, the exec said, noting, “Our consumers need to be reminded permanently of the strength of our brands.”

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