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CBME Facilitates Global Trade for Children, Baby and Maternity Products in Brazil, China, India and Turkey

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from July 18-20, the 12th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) brought together 1,287 maternity, baby and children product suppliers and 53,583 buyers from 73 countries in over 115,840 square meters of exhibition space. CBME 2012 registered a 50% increase in exhibitors and a 44% increase in exhibition scale, making it the largest sourcing event for children, baby and maternity products in the industry.
Riding on the success of CBME in Shanghai, China, UBM Asia announces a joint-venture with EFEM’s Mother-Babies-Children Products Fair in Turkey and the launch of CBME shows in Mumbai, India and Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America in 2013.
The Gateway to Global Sourcing Hubs for Children Baby and Maternity Products
In 2013, CBME will cover the key sourcing markets for children, baby and maternity products from Asia, Europe, Middle East and South America.
Brazil: South America’s Untapped and Growing Market
The first Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo – South America (CBME South America) will open its doors on August 27-29, 2013 at Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo Brazil. Industry trends, latest innovations, new products, equipment and services will be presented by more than 120 exhibitors to over 4,000 professional visitors at CBME South America. This is the perfect venue to find children, baby and maternity products and distributors in Brazil and South America.
China: the Unparalleled Growth Market in Asia and the World
The 13th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) will welcome local and international suppliers to showcase their latest products on July 17-19, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Thousands of children and baby product volume-buyers are expected to attend. CBME 2013 targets to welcome over 60,000 visitors and over 1,400 exhibitors representing 2,100 brands across 138,000 square meters of exhibition space. Event highlights include Innovative Products Awards, Industry Summits and Supplier Seminars and more.
India: South Asia’s Booming Market
The first Children Baby Maternity Expo – India (CBME India) will open its doors to South Asia’s largest baby, children and maternity products market on April 11-13, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. CBME India is the country’s comprehensive trade fair covering every aspect of children, baby and maternity products, offering a unique opportunity for manufacturers and service providers of children, baby care and maternity products to showcase products, network and connect with established buyers. The event is expected to open with over 150 exhibitors and more than 3,000 visitors in 6,000 square meters of exhibition space.
Turkey: Sourcing Hub for Europe, Russia and the Middle East
Opening on January 17-20, 2013 at the CNR Expo Centre, the 24th Istanbul International Mother-Babies-Children Products Fair (MBCP) will feature over 250 suppliers, 450 brands in 37,000 square meters of exhibition space. MBCP is the biggest expo in the Turkey dedicated to babies and children products and services. The event will feature a Spring/Summer fashion show where three halls will be opened for trade visitors, one hall for consumers.
CBME connects the global children, baby and maternity products market, promoting global trade in the booming markets of Istanbul, Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. It is perfect business platform for children, baby and maternity product buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.
2013 Schedule:
Mother-Babies-Children Products Fair – Istanbul Turkey 17-20 January 2013
CBME India – Mumbai 11-13 April 2013
CBME China – Shanghai 17-19 July 2013
CBME South America – Sao Paolo, Brazil 27-29 August 2013
About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) http://www.cbmexpo.com/en
Held annually in Shanghai, the Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) is the largest sourcing event for baby, children and maternity products in the world. This is the perfect business platform for buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry to meet and do business in one venue.
CBME 2013 will be on July 17-19, 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event is expected to host 2,100 brands, 1,400 exhibitors in 138,000 square meters of exhibition space in 2013. For more information, please contact cbmexpo@cbmexpo.com.
About UBM Asia http://www.ubmasia.com
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
About UBM plc http://www.ubm.com
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently
Source: UBM China

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December 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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World Renowned Scientist, Dr. Rongxiang Xu Speaks Out About Nobel Assembly Statement Claiming They Have Not Heard of Him

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Or. Xu filed a lawsuit against the Assembly on December 4, 2012, which is believed to be the first lawsuit ever brought against the Nobel Academy

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Rongxiang Xu, the founder of “human body regenerative restoration science” and a renowned life scientist and medical scientist, addresses The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet’s initial statement regarding his lawsuit filing last week against the Academy citing Libel and unfair competition.

The Assembly provided a statement on their site: http://www.nobelprizemedicine.org/?p=3226 whereby they implied they have not heard of Dr. Xu, the founder of “human body regenerative restoration science” and a renowned life scientist and medical scientist. The Nobel Assembly’s lack of acknowledgment is difficult to fathom considering the fact that Dr. Xu has a lifetime achievement in situ regeneration research and is known worldwide as a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine.

Furthermore, Dr. Xu was interviewed exclusively in 2003 by Sweden’s Ministry of Education and Science and Sweden’s national television SVT covering the topic of human body regeneration science. It is also unlikely that The Nobel Assembly did not check US patents before they published statements on the Nobel Prize Awards.

Dr. Xu states, “I am not interested in who is awarded the Nobel Prize and I do not devalue the award. I am concerned about the statements made by the Nobel Assembly. I seek clarification regarding the issue of ‘pluripotency by reprogramming’ as it has been incorrectly stated and this can impact the safety of human life. I hope the Nobel Assembly can clarify what its ‘pluripotency’ means, is it completely conforming with the nature of human life? Or, is it the pluripotency of human cancer cells?”

The Plaintiff, Dr. Xu is represented by the Ardent Law Group in California (case number 30-2012-00615804). For additional information, please contact Jane Westgate 336.608.4439, or Cheryl Riley 703.683.1798.

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December 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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GenScript Announces Collaboration with AMDeC: Seeks to Decrease Biological Research Costs at NYC Area Institutions

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — GenScript has cemented an alliance with AMDeC, LLC, becoming a member of AMDeC’s Vendor Partnership Program. The program unites academic investigators with commercial entities by providing discounted vendor pricing to consortium members, which includes NYC area research institutions, like NYU Langone Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College.
GenScript is offering AMDeC members DNA sequencing services at deeply discounted prices. The services feature an easy, flexible sample submission and short turnaround times. But financial incentives aren’t the only motivation for this collaboration. DNA sequencing has been a catalyst for biological research since the 1970s. Access to fast, affordable sequencing has enabled researchers to sequence the first human genome, and study a variety of gene functions. Hence, the value of sequencing services to the research community has increased, as service turnaround times and prices have decreased. The GenScript-AMDeC collaboration provides scientists with rapid, economical, high-quality sequencing services, which will help accelerate research in the NYC area.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg for GenScript’s CEO, Frank Zhang, Ph.D., who anticipates that through this collaboration, GenScript will eventually offer its complete arsenal of one-stop custom services, including gene and peptide synthesis, protein expression and purification, antibody production, and cell line development. Access to these premier services would have the same catalytic effect as DNA sequencing has had over the years, since outsourcing these tasks expedites academic laboratory research.
“By working with AMDeC, we hope to establish services [at] every single university in the USA,” said Zhang. “Our vision is to make the research easy by providing custom reagents to scientists…[so that] the productivity in academic research labs will be improved.”
Both GenScript and AMDeC are committed to accelerating discoveries in biological research. Thus, it’s no coincidence that the potential for advancements in science and technology through this alliance is in parallel with AMDeC’s assertion as “A Catalyst for Breakthroughs” and GenScript’s core motto, “Transforming Biology Research”.
*Read more about the GenScript-AMDeC collaboration in the November 2012 issue of Nature Medicine.
About GenScript
Founded in 2002, GenScript is a leading biology CRO offering customized services to aid biological research, and drug discovery/development. GenScript is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ, with subsidiaries in Europe, Japan, and China.
Source: GenScript USA Inc.

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December 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

PublicAffairsAsia Names 2012 Gold Standard Award Winners

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The 2012 Gold Standard Awards have been presented in Hong Kong where over 200 senior public affairs, diplomatic, media and communications figures gathered to celebrate excellence across a wide range of categories.
In the hotly-contested awards progamme, global consultancy Fleishman-Hillard secured in-country and regional network of the year, with the US Embassy in Singapore, Golden-Agri Resources’ chairman Franky Widjaja and Procter & Gamble India also collecting top awards.
The industry-leading Prospect Gold Standard Award for Professional Excellence was secured by Shin Tanaka, the President and Senior Partner of Fleishman-Hillard in Japan in recognition of his outstanding contribution to communications and public affairs during 15 years of service with the company.
The 2012 Gold Standard Awards saw over 200 entries from a wide range of corporate, consultancy, diplomatic and non-governmental groups.
Commenting on the results, Steven R. Okun, the awards chairman and the director of public affairs in Asia with KKR, said: “The number and quality of entries reflected both a growing enthusiasm for The Gold Standard Awards and a recognition of the fast development of the public affairs industry in this region. Most notably, we saw a marked increase in engagement around corporate citizenship, stakeholder engagement, social media communications and public-private partnership.”
The Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship was highly coveted with Procter & Gamble India taking the top award for its mission to “touch and improve the lives of consumers, now and for generations to come”. P&G saw off significant competition in a category which saw over 50 corporate nominations.
Given highly commended awards for citizenship were Accor Asia Pacific for The PLANET 21 project, Merck (Private) Limited Pakistan for The Baba Bhit Island Hospital and Xylem Inc for The Xylem Watermark project.
The Gold Standard Award in Country and Trade Promotion was won by Ogilvy PR Beijing for the Panda Awareness Week which promoted Chengdu in London before the London Olympics. Ogilvy also scooped The Gold Standard Award for Social Media Engagement for IBM’s “Mr Bao Knows It All” campaign.
Meanwhile, The Gold Standard Award for Corporate Financial Communications was won by SPRG for their work with the Japanese games manufacturer Dynam, which played well as it listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
McDonald’s and Weber Shandwick were recogised for outstanding issues and crisis management for their response to to CCTV’s Consumer Rights Day Report on hygiene standard in restaurants.
In the category of The Gold Standard Award for Public Private Partnership, the winner was MSD Philippines for Babae, Mahalaga Ka! (Woman, You are Important!), a public private partnership for the prevention of cervical cancer in the Philippines. Commended in this category was Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd for projects including Partners in Learning and Project Shishka.
In the new category of The Yahoo! “Internet for Good” Gold Standard Award the prize was secured by Sonokids Australia for the innovative All Abilities ePlayground which offers wide-ranging internet access to children with disabilities.
US Ambassador David Adelman secured the coveted Gold Standard Award for Diplomatic Engagement, while the US embassy in Japan secured a special award for its engagement efforts since the tsunami and nuclear crisis. Ambassador Adelman, who attended the awards, secured the award in recognition of significant trade promotion and community engagement during his time as the US’s diplomatic representative in Singapore.
The 2012 Gold Standard Award for Stakeholder Engagement recorded over 30 entries and the winning nominee was Nestle for its innovative and highly effective agricultural assistance programme in Yunnan Province, China.
ClubsNSW took the top prize for in-house excellence with its team recognised for significant achievement in the public and regulatory affairs arena in Australia.
In the category of specialist consultancy of the year, ICON International Communications took the top spot in recognition of its crisis communications capabilities.
Follow this link for the winners details and further information on their Gold Standard achievements: http://www.publicaffairsasia.net/GOLDSTANDARD/winners.html
The award winners and shortlist in full:
THE PROSPECT GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: Prospect
THE WINNER: Shin Tanaka, President and Senior Partner, Japan, Fleishman-Hillard Inc
THE SHORTLIST:
Evan Lewis, Formerly Vice President of Communications, Accor Asia Pacific
Geoff Rodgers, Founder and Chairman of Rowland
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: HP
THE WINNER: Franky Widjaja, Chairman and CEO of Golden Agri-Resources Ltd
THE SHORTLIST:
Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
James L. McGregor, author, journalist and China expert
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THE SPECIAL GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS EXCELLENCE
US Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos, the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tokyo, and the TOMODACHI Initiative
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
Sponsored by: AmCham China
THE WINNER: Procter & Gamble India – To touch and improve the lives of consumers, now and for generations to come
HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD WINNERS:
Accor Asia Pacific: The PLANET 21 project
Merck (Private) Limited – Pakistan: The Baba Bhit Island Hospital
Xylem Inc: The Xylem Watermark project
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THE YAHOO! GOLD STANDARD ‘INTERNET FOR GOOD’ AWARD
Sponsored by: Yahoo!
THE WINNER: Sonokids Australia – The All Abilities ePlayground
THE SHORTLIST:
OurSay.org: Harnessing the power of social media to revitalise critical participation in Australian democracy
The People of Fukushima: Using social media to extend access to the Fukushima conference
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COUNTRY OR TRADE PROMOTION
WINNER: Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing: Panda Awareness Week (PAW)
THE SHORTLIST:
Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC): The 2012 Doorknock
Ogilvy Public Relations Taiwan: “Rice Up!” to Turnaround Taiwanese Rice Consumption
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR CORPORATE FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS
Sponsored by: Dow Jones
THE WINNER: SPRG – Dynam Japan Holdings IPO Listing
SHORTLIST:
Carpentaria Exploration Limited: “Striking a Rich Vein of Support”
Indo-Pacific Edelman: ABM Investama IPO Communication Programme
Sunshine Oilsands IPO Communications by Ketchum Hong Kong
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT
Sponsored by: News Corporation
THE WINNER: Ambassador Adelman and the US Embassy in Singapore
SHORTLIST:
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Indonesia
US Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos, the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tokyo, and the TOMODACHI Initiative
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR ‘IN HOUSE’ TEAM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: PR Newswire
THE WINNER:
ClubsNSW: In-house Policy and Government Relations Team
SHORTLIST:
The Executive Centre: Corporate Communications Team
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Marketing and Communications Team in China and Hong Kong
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR ISSUES MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS
Sponsored by: Eon
THE WINNER: McDonald’s China – Responding to CCTV’s Consumer Rights Day Report
SHORTLIST:
DBS Bank: Maintaining confidence following unauthorised ATM withdrawals in Malaysia
Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd: Navigating the World’s 7th Largest Mobile Operator Through a $35 Billion Crisis
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR NGO ENGAGEMENT
THE WINNER:
ECPAT International: STOP Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People campaign in partnership with The Body Shop
THE SHORTLIST:
Kaya Natin Movement For Ethical Leadership and Good Governance: Health Leaders 4 Mother’s Project in partnership with MSD
Tuloy Foundation: Addressing the plight of poor and abandoned children in the Philippines
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
Sponsored by: Food Industry Asia
THE WINNER: MSD Philippines: Babae, Mahalaga Ka! (Woman, You are Important!) – A public private partnership for the prevention of cervical cancer in the Philippines
HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD: Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd: Project Shishka
THE SHORTLIST:
Kraft Foods Indonesia and Save The Children: Making Food Go Further – Mitigating Hunger and Ensuring Future Resilience and Stronger Households in Indonesia
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.: Panahiang Pangkabuhayan sa Pandacan – Uplifting the Lives of the Poor
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
THE WINNER: Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing: IBM – “Mr Bao knows it all”
SHORTLIST:
Adidas China: Adidas calls for one million real fans to go 925
Creative Territory: Using social media to communicate during Cyclone Carlos
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Sponsored by: The Research Pacific Group
THE WINNER: Nestle (China) Ltd – Nestle’s agricultural assistance programme in Yunnan Province, China
SHORTLIST:
eBay Australia: The 3rd annual eBay Online Business Index
Microsoft: Accelerating Change in Asia Pacific through Microsoft technologies
Procter & Gamble Asia/MSLGROUP, Singapore: “Thank You Mom” Campaign Activation
Rowland: Achieving social, environmental and economic progress in an island community
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THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
CATEGORY A: IN-COUNTRY CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
THE WINNER: Fleishman-Hillard Japan
SHORTLIST:
EON The Stakeholder Relations Firm (EON Inc.)
ICON International Communications Singapore
Waggener Edstrom, Hong Kong
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CATEGORY B: SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
THE WINNER: ICON International Communications
THE SHORTLIST:
Financial PR Pte Ltd
Strategic Public Relations Group
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CATEGORY C: REGIONAL NETWORK OF THE YEAR
THE WINNER: Fleishman-Hillard International Communications
SHORTLIST:
Strategic Public Relations Group
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
About The Gold Standard Awards:
The Gold Standard Awards are operated by PublicAffairsAsia magazine and network and are the industry-leading programme for corporate communications, public affairs and government relations professionals operating Asia Pacific. Founded in 2008, the awards have attracted over 600 entries from a wide range of corporations, NGOs, industry group, specialist consultancies and governmental agencies.
For more information contact Mark O’Brien at markobrien@publicaffairsasia.com or on +66-801-458-697
Source: PublicAffairsAsia

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December 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

One Direction Singing Toothbrushes Launch Worldwide Excluding North America

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Brush Buddies expands Singing Toothbrush category with chart-topping music group.
FONTANA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Brush Buddies, the world’s leading brand of licensed manual toothbrushes, and Global Merchandising Services, a leader in international music merchandising, announced today that One Direction is the newest artist to be featured on the wildly successful line of Brush Buddies Singing Toothbrushes. The announcement was made today by Anish Patel, Chief Executive Officer of Brush Buddies, and Barry Drinkwater, Founder and Owner of Global Merchandising Services, Ltd.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121211/LA27339)
Brush Buddies created the Singing Toothbrush category during the summer of 2011 with their launch of two products that each featured two hit songs by Justin Bieber. Brush Buddies expanded the category with new products in 2012 featuring new songs by Justin Bieber and new artists Lady Gaga and LMFAO.
“We are thrilled to announce One Direction as the second music group in our portfolio and are particularly excited about launching in their home countries of the UK and Ireland,” states Patel. “Our products have become known for representing artists in their unique style and our packaging allows consumers to play the two songs on each brush while maintaining the product in a safe hygienic shell while in-pack.”
Brush Buddies is one of three licensee’s of One Direction in the Oral Care category. Brush Buddies acquired the worldwide license, excluding North America, to produce singing toothbrushes utilizing the name, likeness and music of One Direction.
One Direction is comprised of members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, who were put together after auditioning for The X Factor UK in 2010. Their debut album, Up All Night, has reached #1 in 16 countries, selling more than 3 million albums, 8 million singles and 1 million DVD’s worldwide. The group has also amassed nearly seven million followers on Twitter and 10 million Likes on Facebook.
About Brush Buddies and Global Merchandising Services
http://www.brushbuddies.com/aboutpr
Contact: Jessica Reza, Director of Consumer Products
Phone: +1-877-274-8358 ext. 120
Email: jessica@brushbuddies.com
Contact: Jeff Mellin, Director of Marketing
Phone: +1-877-274-8358 ext. 119
Email: pr@brushbuddies.com
Source: Brush Buddies

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December 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

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