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May 2010 Buzz-O-Meter: Chart Toppers

From chief executive salaries to beauty product editorial credits in May magazines, more is more. Here, a quantitative look at the month in beauty.

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Beauty Inc issue 05/07/2010

From chief executive salaries to beauty product editorial credits in May magazines, more is more. Here, a quantitative look at the month in beauty.

 

Beauty editors filled the pages of May magazines with productloaded editors’ choice awards, a kaleidoscope of colorful summer makeup and a host of sun-protecting skin care. L’Oréal Paris and Olay were big winners in the awards stakes, while Estée Lauder scored big with a fullpage story in Vogue introducing its newest spokesmodels. Revlon and Chanel garnered a lot of ink, too, for their new lipstick lines. Here, we tallied up product mentions in 15 leading publications,* not including cover credits, promotional offers or fashion story credits. Below, the 17 brands that garnered the most editorial ink.

 


*Allure; Cosmopolitan; InStyle; Elle; Essence; Fitness; Glamour; Harper’s Bazaar; Lucky; O, The Oprah Magazine; Redbook; Self; Shape; Vanity Fair; Vogue

 

Next: Pantone predicts the beauty colors for Spring 2011 >>

 

Pantone’s Top Seven Cosmetics Colors for Spring 2011

 

“There is an interesting balance of color—it’s not all vibrantly bright or all muted,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, Pantone Color Institute, of the top cosmetics hues for next spring. “The most interesting change is the importance that the greenish yellow family, as with Chardonnay, has gained. Having pink as the second color, used in eye makeup as well as the face and lips, is significant.”

 

 

Source: Pantone

 

Next: Ranking U.S. cities by the beauty numbers >>

Shopping Havens

The largest cities in the U.S. aren’t necessarily where consumers are spending their prestige beauty dollars, according to The NPD Group. While New York and Los Angeles are America’s two biggest cities (and beauty markets), the cities that follow demonstrate interesting geographical differences. Source: The NPD Group, January to December 2009 versus the year prior.

 


Source: The NPD Group, January to December 2009 versus the year prior.

Next: A look at CEO compensation >>

Chief Executive Compensation

 

Given the malaise that has permeated the U.S. economy since 2008, chief executive officers at seven U.S. public beauty firms saw decreases in total pay during their most recent fiscal years, versus six ceo’s, who saw flat, nominal and mid- to high-double-digit increases in their total compensation. Here, the top beauty ceo salaries of companies that are publicly traded in the U.S.

 

Note: Because of vesting schedules and fluctuating stock prices, stock and option awards weren’t necessarily realized by the executives, but were “expensed” by their employers.

 

1. Johnson & Johnson
William C. Weldon, chairman and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: January 3, 2010
Base Salary: $1,802,500
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $11,600,601
Other Compensation: $17,410,743
Total: $30,813,844
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 5.8 %

 

2. Procter & Gamble Co.
A.G. Lafley, former chairman and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: June 30, 2009
Base Salary: $1,800,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $21,148,562
Other Compensation: $656,891
Total: $23,605,453
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 0.3 %
Note: The firm’s current chairman, president and chief executive officer, Robert A. McDonald, who was chief operating officer during the fiscal year, received a base salary of $1,000,000; bonus, stock and option awards of $5,604,910, and other compensation of $223,486, for a total of $6,828,396, down 37.7 percent from the prior year.

 

3. Limited Brands Inc.
Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: January 30, 2010
Base Salary: $1,924,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $2,390,121
Other Compensation: $6,507,849
Total: $10,821,970
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 56.6 %

 

4. Avon Products Inc.
Andrea Jung, chairman and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 2009
Base Salary: $1,375,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $2,395,162
Other Compensation: $5,685,282
Total: $9,455,444
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 56.4 %

 

5. Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.
William P. Lauder, former chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: June 30, 2009
Base Salary: $1,500,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $4,008,440
Other Compensation: $552,371
Total: $6,060,811
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 34.2 %
Note: The firm’s current president and chief executive officer, Fabrizio Freda, who was president and chief operating officer during the fiscal year, received a base salary of $1,300,000; bonus, stock and option awards of $3,254,440, and other compensation of $1,073,950, for a total of $5,628,390, up 103.9 percent from the prior year.

 

6. Alberto-Culver Co.
V. James Marino, president and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: September 30, 2009
Base Salary: $937,500
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $1,429,686
Other Compensation: $1,713,209
Total: $4,080,395
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 1.3 %

 

7. Bare Escentuals Inc.
Leslie A. Blodgett, chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 28, 2008
Base Salary: $702,691
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $2,084,965
Other Compensation: $29,410
Total: $2,817,066
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 18.7 %

 

8. Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.
M. Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 2008
Base Salary: $673,077
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $941,092
Other Compensation: $319,852
Total: $1,934,021
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 44 %

 

9. Elizabeth Arden Inc.
E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: June 30, 2009
Base Salary: $805,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $872,606
Other Compensation: $207,421
Total: $1,885,027
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 23.3 %

 

10. Revlon Inc
Alan T. Ennis, president and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 2009
Base Salary: $781,558
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $12,500
Other Compensation: $517,739
Total: $1,311,797
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Up 13.3 %
Note: Ennis became president and chief executive officer on May 1, 2009. The firm’s former president and chief executive officer, David L. Kennedy, received a base salary of $867,500 and other compensation of $137,593, for a total of $1,005,093 during the fiscal year, down 66.9 percent from the prior year.

 

11. Parlux Fragrances Inc.
Neil J. Katz, former chairman and chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: March 31, 2009
Base Salary: $550,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $104,118
Other Compensation: $23,408
Total: $677,526
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 17.3 %
Note: Katz resigned in January and was succeeded by company founder Frederick E. Purches.

 

12. Physicians Formula Holdings Inc.
Ingrid Jackel, chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 2009
Base Salary: $350,896
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $214,380
Other Compensation: $45,274
Total: $610,550
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 17.4 %

 

13. Inter Parfums Inc.
Jean Madar, chief executive officer
Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 2008
Base Salary: $400,000
Bonus, Stock and Option Awards: $98,000
Other Compensation: $0
Total: $498,000
Total Change Versus Prior Year: Down 20.2 %



Source: Firms’ most recent Form DEF 14A (proxy statement) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by April 21.

 

-Compiled by Matthew W. Evans