Thursday, October 18, 2012

NIVEA's KISS OF THE YEAR CONTEST=Million Moments of Touch

R LOUNGE Renaissance NYC Hotel overlooking Times Square

Nivea's Facebook page ( the place to sign up for this consumer brand's Kiss of the Year contest-part of the Million Moments of Touch Movement-to get off personal electronics like smartphones, iPads...etc...and reach out and actually touch some one.

Fun...and actually a spot-on observation of modern lifestyles---Nivea invited the media to get the word out for this year's contest...which serves up a grand prize----to kiss right on the world's Nivea Kiss Stage-smack dab in Times Square- on New Year's Eve.

Very nice---hearing the inspiring stories of last year's winners-who included one couple who got engaged in front of two million or so BFFs...and another winning couple--- who shared the tale of welcoming the birth of their first child while simultaneously dealing with cancer treatments. WOW.

Also very nice----the celeb couple and judges (along with others)- Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza giving a prep talk---  to launch the Kiss of the Year Contest...and offering encouraging words to contestants to conjure up compelling love stories. 

Three lucky couple finalists----get a lot of good experiences---including a stint on the Wendy Williams show...all expenses paid trip to NYC to get on the tv studio stage in a timely manner---VIP tickets to a Times Sq. New Years Eve party at The Hard Rock Cafe (that's right THERE)...and of course-the midnight smooch...on the Nivea Kiss Stage---

As if we didn't know---Nivea is the #1 lip care brand  in the world---with 15 products to choose from.

FYI: We asked if a 'natural' product line was in the mix someday---we think, would be popular too.

DETAILS-from the press release:

The Kiss of the Year Contest details are as follows:
SUBMISSION PERIOD: October 18th – November 7thStarting October 18th, couples can log onto  to share their true love stories, a photo and the compelling reasons they deserve to be named NIVEA's "Kiss of the Year" Couple.
JUDGING PERIOD: November 8th – November 25th NIVEA's panel of celebrity and expert judges, led by NIVEA Kiss Stage hosts Mario Lopez andCourtney Mazza, will use their romance expertise to select three lucky couples that will advance to the finalist phase where the public gets to vote on Facebook for their favorite couple for this once in a lifetime experience. All three finalists will win a trip to New York City to appear on The Wendy Williams Show.
PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD: November 26th – December 16thStarting November 26th, people across the country can view the three finalists'  compelling love stories and vote to choose their favorite couple to win the grand prize trip to Times Square on New Year's Eve.
WINNER UNVEILING: December 31st Following the public voting period, NIVEA's panel of celebrity and expert judges will announce the lucky winning couple of the Kiss of the Year Contest on
For more information about NIVEA lip care,  NIVEA's New Year's Eve celebration, or to coordinate interviews with NIVEA executives and/or Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza, please contact Katie
About NIVEANIVEA is a leading manufacturer of consumer products for skin and beauty care. The NIVEA brand portfolio includes NIVEA, NIVEA Lip Care, NIVEA Body Wash, and NIVEA For Men. For more information on NIVEA, visit our Web site,