Diesle keeps account despite J&J buyout

It is business as usual for Professional Pharmaceutical of Montreal, Canadian licensee for Neutrogena brand skincare product.Last month, Johnson & Johnson, of New Jersey, bought Los Angeles-based Neutrogena for more than US$924 million.Roslyn Griner, director of marketing for Professional Pharmaceutical, says...

It is business as usual for Professional Pharmaceutical of Montreal, Canadian licensee for Neutrogena brand skincare product.

Last month, Johnson & Johnson, of New Jersey, bought Los Angeles-based Neutrogena for more than US$924 million.

Roslyn Griner, director of marketing for Professional Pharmaceutical, says the company has marketed Neutrogena in Canada since the early 1960s and understands, since there is no end date to the licensing agreement, that it will continue to do so.

Professional also has the rights to the Marcelle line of cosmetics and skincare.

The company had the advertising assignment for Neutrogena and Marcelle under review earlier this year after the closure of Franklin Dallas Advertising in Toronto.

Review was on hold

Griner put the review on hold in July while Diesel Marketing of Montreal worked on some projects for Marcelle.

She now says the company will not restart the search process, but will continue to work with Diesel.