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by Publication repost, on Oct 06, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l WGSN Sarah Owen 

Today's saturated and fragmented influencer landscape is starting to have adverse effects. New influential figures, driven by their ability to mobilize and motivate people, are taking the spotlight in 2020 and beyond.

Analysis Overview 

Over the last decade the power and source of influencers has dramatically evolved, largely driven by transformations in mobile technology, internet culture and shifting consumer values.

In 2010, celebrity appeal drove the majority of brand partnerships, five years later visual platforms like Instagram and Pinterest hit mainstream. Then a new people-powered hero came into the spotlight: the influencer. While 'end of the influencer' discourse has been ramping up over the last year, the truth is influencers maintain relevance as a marketing tool, but not as much for immediate conversion.

In 2020, influencers are competing with creators and thought leaders, each of which are positioned to effectively engage their audiences through entertainment and information. As a result, the advocate takes center stage, becoming a new standard for marketers to evaluate and select their brand partners. Advocates influence with authority, expertise, authenticity and values, eschewing highly product-driven narratives for human-centric stories and change agendas.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 27, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l  PERFUMER & FLAVORIST

New research from Genomatica has revealed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic Americans are considering sustainability a top-of-mind issue and demanding prioritization of the topic by brands and the government. 

With effects of the pandemic revealing less traffic, cleaner air and more plastic waste, 85% of Americans reported thinking the same amount or more about sustainability.

More than half (56%) of Americans want both the government and brands to prioritize sustainability even while facing other issues.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 19, 2020

The association’s proactive, multi-pronged efforts continue to prevent new tariffs on essential oils, while protecting U.S. jobs and preventing cost increases for everyday consumer products

REPOST l FRAGRANCE CREATORS

Fragrance Creators Association is the principal fragrance trade association, which  Lebermuth's CEO Rob Brown is a proud Board Member of the association. The organization represents the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America as well as interests along the fragrance value chain—for people, perfume, and the planet. Fragrance Creators' membership is diverse, including companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. 

Fragrance Creators Association announced today it preserved an estimated $91.1 million in savings for the fragrance value chain. This marks the third time Fragrance Creators’ advocacy has protected EU essential oil imports since 2019. It is a significant outcome for the fragrance industry, American jobs, and the economy—and one that prevents unnecessary cost increases for millions of consumers who use and enjoy scented products every day.

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by Publication repost, on Jul 29, 2020

Yet Business-as-usual could nearly triple ocean plastic pollution by 2040

PUBLICATION REPOST l PACKAGE INSIGHT, JOSHUA POOLE

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by Publication repost, on May 19, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l BEAUTY MATTERS, KELLY KOVAC

Procter & Gamble Beauty has introduced new all-paper, plastic-free dispensing tubes for Secret and Old Spice deodorants, eliminating the traditional plastic push-up components. The new packaging will be available in May at 500 Walmart stores in the US.

The paper tube package is made of 90% recycled paper that contains no wax, plastics, BPA, or PFA. New paper fiber is used to make the post-consumer recycled paperboard stronger at the base.

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by Publication repost, on May 12, 2020

PUBLICATION REPORT l BEAUTY MATTERS, KELLY KOVACK

Millennials have now surpassed baby boomers as the country’s largest generation. Depending on who you ask, those born between 1982 and 2004 count among the ranks of millennials, while others define millennials as those born between 1981 and 1997.  Regardless of how you define the cohort, the great recession has split the millennial generation into two distinct groups with very different habits based on finances.
 

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“Facing a stark set of financial circumstances, millennials started adulthood with less room for financial mistakes than previous generations,” Shannon Insler wrote in an article for Student Loan Hero. “In response, they are managing their money differently. More millennials are refinancing student loans, delaying a home purchase, and looking for creative ways to earn more money through side hustles.”

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by Lebermuth, on Mar 30, 2020

Who thought we wouldn’t be able to produce enough hand sanitizer?! Many distilleries are stepping in to help utilizing their own equipment for production of hand sanitizer. They can’t be thanked enough for coming together in a time of need.

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by Lebermuth, on Mar 23, 2020

To meet the community needs during these unusual times, companies are expanding the production of hand sanitizer. Thankfully other businesses and distilleries are also stepping up to help by utilizing their equipment to begin production in order to support the mass shortage.

Lebermuth is here to help. Let us support your efforts by partnering with you to identify, or create, the right aroma for your hand sanitizer.

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by Publication repost, on Mar 16, 2020

There’s nothing quite like the scent of a eucalyptus forest after an extended dry spell is broken by rain – everything smells so clean and fresh!

Eucalyptus trees, more commonly known as gum trees locally, are the predominant genus of trees in Australia. Australia has over 600 species; comprising nearly 75% of our flora.

Some species of eucalyptus, such as mallee, can survive in incredibly dry and hot conditions; others are quite at home in below freezing temperatures.

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by Lebermuth, on Dec 12, 2019

The Lebermuth Company is pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Mint Crop Report. In this report we cover the planting and harvesting quantities of North American Mint, Indian Peppermint & Cornmint, and Chinese Spearmint crops. 

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