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Julia Karoly’s Beautage Skin Restoration System Sets National Launch Date

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

Julia Karoly’s Beautage™ Skin Restoration System Sets National Launch Date

National Television 30-Minute Direct Response Spot To Air beginning Week of December 5

Atlanta, GA Julia Karoly, President of Beautage™ Skin Restoration System, announced today the national launch of her advanced anti-aging regimen. The brand will go on air the week of December 5 and utilize a 30-minute infomercial, supported by a national television media buy.

“We have devoted all of our efforts for the past three years to consumer testing, clinical trials and researching the amazing contemporary advances in the field of anti-aging science”, said Ms. Karoly. “The performance of Beautage™ has been overwhelming, consumers love it, the immediacy of performance, visually rejuvenated and improved skin, and affordable pricing has made the time, work and expense a satisfying investment”.

The Beautage™ program features two simple usage steps; a 14-day foundation therapy called Phase 14™ and ongoing daily treatment using Systage™ advanced products. Each of the treatment’s features advanced Matrixyl 3000; the topical form of Botox, bio-engineered in a proprietary ingredient enhancement process called BeauTraction™.

“No other skin restoration program can offer the contemporary blend of modern science, natural ingredients and advanced micro engineering”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing, Ft. Thomas, KY. Duquesa Marketing has acted as managing consultants on all aspects of the project. “We have worked in skin care for over 30 years and have never seen a reaction to any other product as we have seen accorded Beautage™.

“The 30-minute infomercial includes a strong testimonial base, and utilizes a Skin Imaging process that demonstrates real results. This completely eliminates the cynicism that photographed results typically create”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “Beautage™ does not make unrealistic claims. It simply demonstrates a visual proof of performance that is beyond belief. It works, every time and offers unbelievable value compared to department brands and expensive salon treatments”.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Julia Karoly Sets Appearance Schedule on Live Local Atlanta TV Show

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

Julia Karoly Sets Appearance Schedule On Live Local Atlanta Television Show

Interviews Coincide with National Media Launch Of Beautage™ Skin Restoration System

Atlanta, GA Julia Karoly, President of Julia Karoly Enterprises, LLC announced today a series of live guest appearances on the popular daily Atlanta and Company program, WXIA, channel 11. Ms. Karoly will be providing advice and tips relating to skin care and anti-aging strategies.

The scheduled appearances through the fall of 2005 coincide with the national launch of the Julia Karoly Beautage™ Skin Restoration System. The brand has been in development for three years, has undergone extensive clinical testing, focus groups and laboratory analysis. Beautage™ features the proprietary bio-engineered formula stability process BeauTraction™. This advance enables the Beautage™ anti-aging treatment regimen to deliver total ingredient performance with none of the normal diminishment of strength that occurs when active ingredients are blended together.

“I have spent my adult life in the skin care world”, said Ms. Karoly. “It has been a crusade of mine to find a safe, affordable, daily anti-aging program that really works and really delivers every benefit and advance that nature and modern science now offer”. Beautage™ is a two step regimen that features Phase 14™, to be used for two weeks as a foundation for a proper re-hydration base, and Systage™, for on-going, aggressive treatment. Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles are quickly apparent and visible as the dermis is rejuvenated, re-nourished and restored.

Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing, Ft. Thomas, KY, the firm contracted to market Beautage™ said, “these products are an extension of Julia’s passion for helping women. We have never enjoyed a pre-launch test with such positive feedback from our control groups, Beautage™ is really amazing”.

Julia Karoly’s Beautage™ Skin Restoration System featuring BeauTraction™ enhanced Matrixyl 3000 will be launched with a 30-minute infomercial this month and a national media buy.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Marble Objects, LLC Contracts Duquesa Marketing for Spring Launch

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

Marble Objects, LLC Contracts International Marketing Consultant for Spring-2006 USA Launch

Duquesa Marketing to Handle All Aspects of Artisan Hand Crafted Marble Tabletop Accessories Sales and Marketing

Ozone Park, NY   Marble Objects, LLC announced today the engagement of Duquesa Marketing of Fort Thomas, KY to advise, create and execute the launch of their exclusive line of hand crafted artisan marble objects d’art. Marble Objects LLC plans to introduce the affordable, gift-oriented line of tabletop limited edition pieces in Spring-2006.

Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing says, “In a world of mass produced sameness, the opportunity to own old-world craftsmanship is so unusual. Marble Objects accessories offers a stunning tribute to the past, when art, creativity and personal attention to detail was important”.

Marble Objects LLC has organized a co-operative covering a vast swath of Asian geography, remote villages and highland towns. The co-operative has contracted with individual craftsman and village foundations to organize production of unique, stunning, detailed marble tabletop accessories. Every piece is crafted from locally quarried marble and is original.

Marble Objects, LLC President Aquil Dharamsey says, “Our goal is to bring this beautiful art to the New World. There is no bending of quality standards to satisfy the mass market, just hundreds of artisans producing lovely marble art accessories one piece at a time”. Despite the old-world attention to quality, detail and creativity Marble Objects LLC Pieces are remarkably priced: From as low as $15.00, wholesale per unit.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

“We are very excited about the Marble Objects range”, says Nancy Ficke, General Manager Duquesa Marketing. “This is a stunning opportunity for gift and specialty shops to carry real quality, real beauty and real exclusivity with products they can sell on an exclusive basis”. Marble Objects LLC products will be sold through a customized E-Commerce site and select showrooms.

Duquesa Marketing Announces Offshore Concierge Product Development Consortium

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

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Duquesa Marketing  Announces Offshore Concierge Product Development Consortium

Affordable Rapid Prototype Molding and Quick-Ramp Manufacturing Capacity in One Stop Shop

Cincinnati, OH     Duquesa Marketing announced today the launch of its Offshore Concierge, R&D, product design and manufacturing service. The service is designed to perform each crucial element from concept, through design, financial instrument handling, molding, prototype creation, production and freight forwarding essential to the evolution of new products.

“We have been writing business plans, customized strategies and assisting in funding new opportunities for over 30 years”’ says Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “As the importance of offshore sources of production has become paramount in a products potential success, we became aware of the critical importance of speed, cost control, and excellent lines of communication to eliminate costly mistakes and delays. The only way to insure excellent results and totally satisfy our clients was to organize a consortium of associate firms we have worked with, trust and that share our passion for quality and performance”.

The Offshore Concierge has developed a rapid deployment template to enable each consortium partner to aggressively undertake each of their areas of expertise, while other elements are being pursued concurrently. Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing says, “The consortium allows for open lines of communication resulting in speed and a collaborative work product. There is no need to separate suppliers, the result is more of a linear project advancement, and that saves time and expense”.

Duquesa Marketing is an international consulting firm with over 35 years experience in creating customized strategies and business plans, product development and funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, inventors and small business expansion. The Offshore Concierge Product Development Consortium is a direct complement to the firm’s Infomercial Concierge Direct Response program.

Senior Genie Announces Successful Start-Up Funding Round for E-Commerce Site

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Senior Genie™ Announces Successful Start-Up Funding Round for E-Commerce Site

Private Equity Investment to Fund Unique Web-Site Targeting Baby Boom Retirement Interests

Las Vegas, NV    Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing, a Fort Thomas, KY marketing, branding and consulting firm, announced today the completion of a successful funding round for the Senior Genie™ start-up. Duquesa Marketing has been retained by the management of Senior Genie™ to create, advise, direct and execute a late 2005 E-Commerce launch of it’s proprietary Royal Retirement Registry™.

The Royal Retirement Registry™ is a comprehensive club portal containing a vast information base on all matters pertaining to pre- and post-retirement planning. The site will concentrate on the most desirable geographic areas in the United States, Caribbean and Europe. The launch will be concentrated on the desirable Texas Hill Country and offer relocation, historical, travel and lifestyle guidance specific to each locale.

“Senior Genie™ is a wonderful resource offering Baby Boomers a spot to research and compare the many exciting retirement possibilities in different hot spots”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “The fact that funding was obtained so quickly, especially after the inter-net bubble burst in 2000, speaks volumes about the space Senior Genie™ has staked out and the content potential of the site”.

Duquesa Marketing and Senior Genie™ collaborated to create the Royal Retirement Registry™ and the customized business plan that drove the successful funding for start-up. The creative content for the site is being developed by Duquesa Marketing utilizing the latest web-analytics and  technologies.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Shuffle Zone Announces October Product Launch

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Shuffle Zone™ Announces October Product Launch For Patented Texas Hold’em Poker Gaming Surface

” The Casino Dealers Secret” Enables Amateur Players to Shuffle, Deal and Play Like the Pro's

Louisville, KY Earthquake Productions, owners of the patented, portable, professional quality Shuffle Zone™, “The Casino Dealers Secret”, announced today an October 2005 market launch of the gaming surface. The Company will introduce Shuffle Zone™ with a national television buy to support a short form infomercial.

Earthquake Productions General Manager Paul Fischer, a former casino dealer, invented the Shuffle Zone to enable amateur players to handle cards like casino dealers. “The Casino Dealers Secret” is the flexible pad construction under the green felt cover of a gaming table. “The give and flex in the padding allows dealers to lace cards, smoother shuffling and game integrity”, says Paul Fisher. “At home gaming tables and table covers are hard surfaces and cards can’t properly be handled, even by experienced players. The ability to deal and protect cards is crucial to fair play”.

Earthquake Productions hired Duquesa Marketing of Fort Thomas, KY to handle all aspects of product development, production and marketing. Duquesa Marketing is coordinating the Shuffle Zone™ launch by utilizing their Infomercial Concierge direct response program. “Shuffle Zone is a totally unique Texas Hold’em Poker product”, says Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “The surface is a real breakthrough in performance”.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Nancy Ficke, EVP of Duquesa Marketing says, ” The testing we conducted was overwhelmingly positive, after playing poker on the Shuffle Zone at home, players demanded “The Casino Dealers Secret”. Included in the Shuffle Zone program is a Texas Hold’em Poker DVD tutorial to teach beginning players and improve experienced players skills and ettiquette.

Duquesa Marketing Announces Infomercial Concierge Collaboration

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Duquesa Marketing Inc. Announces Infomercial Concierge Collaboration

On Location Multimedia, Inc. to Handle Creative Media Production for Proprietary Turn-Key Direct Response Concept

Cincinnati, OH     Duquesa Marketing  announced today that its comprehensive Infomercial Concierge program is using the services of On Location Multimedia, Inc. as the exclusive producer for all aspects of the consulting firm’s many media projects. Previously, Duquesa Marketing used media production houses in New York, Miami, and Dallas for commericals, training films and infomercial creation.

Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing says, “We really enjoy the working relationship, support, quality of product and creativity provided by the On Location team. I also was sick of the large market firms’ attitudes to budget realities and client considerations”.

The Infomercial Concierge is a comprehensive package of services enabling inventors, entrepreneurs and small companies to test and launch products in an affordable, top quality electronic media presentation. “We have shot four spots with On Location in the last few months. The results, from every aspect have been amazing, says Nancy Ficke, General Manager, Duquesa Marketing Inc. “The process of creative, production, media buy, fulfillment, merchant banking and telemarketing can be daunting to a first time marketer, but we take care of each aspect with our network of professionals service providers. We are especially pleased to include On Location Multimedia, Inc. in our group of award winning service providers”.

Duquesa Marketing Inc. is a consulting firm with over 30 years of experience in brand and product development, funding and creative solutions so necessary to successfully launch and grow new consumer product offerings.

Julia Karoly’s Beautage Skin Restoration System to Launch in October

Monday, October 13th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

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Julia Karoly’s Beautage™ Skin Restoration System To Launch in October with National Media Campaign

Brand Features Proprietary BeauTraction™ Enzyme Stability Technology for Restalyne/Matrixyl 3000

Atlanta, GA  Julia Karoly announced today that after three years of research, testing and ground breaking laboratory engineering, her Beautage™ Skin Restoration System is ready for immediate launch. “We are finalizing the national television buy and expect to be on air in mid-October” said Ms. Karoly. A career veteran of the beauty industry, Ms. Karoly created Beautage™ as an alternative to painful injections, dermabrasion treatment and expensive products that are merely over-priced placebos.

Beautage™ hired Duquesa Marketing, the Fort Thomas, KY based consulting firm to handle all aspects of the research, product development, testing and product launch for Beautage™. Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing says, “Julia has been dogmatic from day one, she would not go to market until, and unless, her products REALLY performed, were great value and we could document the benefits of Beautage™”.

The key to the Beautage™ advantage is the proprietary enzyme stability process: BeauTraction™. “Matrixyl 3000 is the safe topical form of Botox, but when mixed with other elements it is unstable, loses strength, potency and performance,” said Geoff Ficke, President Duquesa Marketing. “Julia’s extensive investment in testing, focus groups and lab research enabled our scientists to stabilize and enhance the performance of Matrixol 3000 and the results are quickly seen and amazing”.

Beautage™ will be launched with a national media campaign including a 30minute infomercial, television appearances, web-site, publicity and print. The brand is a two-step program with a 14-day preparation step, Phase 14, and an intense therapy treatment for skin restoration, Systage. 

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Senior Genie Retains International Marketing Firm for Launch

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Press Release

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Senior Genie™ Retains International Marketing Firm for Launch

Unique Web-site to Match Seniors And Popular  Destination/Retirement Areas

Las Vegas, NV   Senior Genie™, a website and e-business targeting, educating and servicing the over-50 consumer, will be operational in fall 2005. Senior Genie™ will initially offer a basket of products, services and commercial relationships targeting seniors interested in retirement, vacationing or wintering in the highly popular Texas Hill Country.

The first decade of the 21st century ushers in the largest influx of retirees in America’s history. The “baby boom generation” creates a unique opportunity to market information, products and services to this huge, highly mobile, financially successful, active demographic as retirement beckons.

Senior Genie™ has identified the need, and opportunity, to supply this generation, and businesses serving baby boomers, with a comprehensive, one stop store of information and benefits to be utilized initially in the Texas Hill Country.

Senior Genie™ has retained Geoff & Nancy Ficke of Duquesa Marketing, Ft. Thomas, KY, to handle all elements of the e-business launch. “The management of Senior Genie™ has wisely decided to initially offer a terrific range of services and benefits to seniors interested in retiring, wintering or vacationing in the Texas Hill Country”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “We plan to quickly extend the service to other popular destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and European desirable travel or retirement spots”.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.

Duquesa Marketing to Launch Texas Hold ‘em Poker Accessory

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Press Release

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing to Launch Texas Hold ‘em Poker Accessory

Proprietary Infomercial Concierge Program Key to National Direct Response Blitz

Cincinnati, Oh Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing, Inc. announced today that Earthquake Products, Louisville, Ky., owners of the patented Shuffle Zone™, Texas Hold ‘em gaming surface, has contracted to use the firm’s proprietary Infomercial Concierge direct response sales strategy for a summer 2005 national product launch.

Shuffle Zone™, created by professional casino dealer Paul Fischer, is a portable, professional quality gaming surface that allows players to shuffle, deal and play Texas Hold ‘em Poker like the professionals. The pad is engineered to provide at home players a casino quality surface, enabling cards to be properly handled, game-integrity protected and play etiquette enhanced, exactly as in a licensed casino.

“Only a Martian is unaware of the Texas Hold ‘em phenomenon”, said Geoff Ficke. “Shuffle Zone™ is the only poker item that allows players to properly handle cards and play the game. The pad flexes when cards are shuffled and dealt, exactly as tables in casinos are designed to allow dealers to smoothly, almost artfully, control cards. Players are amazed at the professionalism the Shuffle Zone™ brings to their games”.

“We interviewed a number of marketing firms before unanimously deciding to engage Duquesa”, said John Siegel, President of Earthquake Productions. “Every element, creative, business plan, production of the spot, offshore inventory source and manufacture, call center and media buy was on-time and under budget. Geoff and his team handled everything in a seamless, professional manner”.

The Shuffle Zone™ is designed with the flop, turn and river cards clearly marked, cut card and dealer button included. Also, a travel carry bag for portability and a detailed Texas Hold ‘em Poker DVD tutorial is provided for new players. “Serious players will be amazed at their improved play, while beginners, with a bit of practice, will soon shuffle, deal and play like the pros: thanks to Shuffle Zone™”, comments Geoff Ficke.

Duquesa Marketing is a leading international consulting firm specializing in consumer products and services. The firm has over 30 years of success in product development, funding and customizing marketing strategies for a wide range of clients.