New marketing partner to provide omnichannel integrated marketing and branding services including managing DERMAdoctor’s flagship retail store on Tmall.com, the leading B2C online retailer in China
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (February 23, 2022) – NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NBY), a company developing and commercializing high-quality, scientifically formulated eyecare and skincare products, announces the engagement of one of China’s leading marketing firms for omnichannel integrated marketing and branding services of DERMAdoctor skincare products in China. NovaBay’s new marketing partner will also manage DERMAdoctor’s online flagship store on Tmall.com, the leading business-to-consumer (B2C) online retailer in China.
“As purchasing power and digitalization have increased across China, e-commerce has grown exponentially. Many of the world’s leading brands have entrusted our new marketing partner to bring their products to the vast Chinese market, and we are delighted to engage them to drive sales of our DERMAdoctor product line,” said Justin Hall, NovaBay CEO. “Over the years NovaBay has developed strong relationships in China and we know that success there is predicated on a strong, local business partner with word-of-mouth as one of the best ways to attract new customers. Our new marketing partner brings us a greatly expanded network of bloggers and influencers together with strong social media capabilities, making it an optimal choice for creating positive brand awareness and promoting sales of DERMAdoctor products.”
NovaBay’s newly engaged Chinese marketing firm will utilize its extensive market knowledge to develop a customized marketing plan for DERMAdoctor products built around functional skincare and the concepts of healthy skin and natural ingredients. The marketing and branding strategy will include social engagement with key opinion leaders to create brand awareness with messaging tailored to target audiences. Additionally, the marketing partner will expand the currently promoted DERMAdoctor KP Duty products to include the full KP Duty line of exfoliating body treatments, as well as the full Kakadu C product line of vitamin C-based elixirs with anti-aging properties.
The management of the DERMAdoctor flagship retail store on Tmall.com will be assumed by NovaBay’s newly engaged marketing partner beginning on March 1, 2022. Tmall.com accounted for more than 60% of B2C online retail transactions in China in 2020. According to Euromonitor, the market for functional skincare products in China is expected to exceed $100 billion by 2024 and to account for more than 22% of the total Chinese skincare market.
About NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc:
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that develops and sells scientifically created and clinically proven consumer products for the eyecare and skincare markets. Avenova® is the most prescribed antimicrobial lid and lash spray and CelleRx® is a breakthrough product in the beauty category. In November 2021, NovaBay acquired DERMAdoctor, LLC, a company offering more than 30 dermatologist-developed skincare products sold through traditional domestic retailers, digital beauty channels and international distributors.
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