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Duquesa Marketing to Introduce Molar Mate at ABC Show in Las Vegas

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Press Release

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing to Introduce Molar Mate™ At ABC Show in Las Vegas In September

Interactive, Entertaining Training Device Aids Children Learning Proper Oral Care Habits

Florence, KY International consumer product marketing and consulting firm Duquesa Marketing today announced that it will be introducing Molar Mate™ at the upcoming ABC Show in Las Vegas. Molar Mate™ is an interactive oral wellness device that entertains children while encouraging them to properly brush teeth.

“The ABC is the largest juvenile product show in the country”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. “This is the ideal showcase for a children’s oral care training product to launch and gain international exposure. Molar Mate™ is an amazing amalgam of fun, entertainment, design and interactive features that will make tooth brushing fun for every child user and buyers will be charmed by the unit’s performance”.

“Molar Mate™ at first glance looks like a toy, but it is so much more”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “Dentists want everyone, especially kids, to brush two to three minutes twice daily. Most kids don’t. The Molar mate offers an interactive light and sound show that kids love and will want to brush properly to see the unit perform and entertain them”.

Molar Mate™ is a patented, toy-like, battery operated device that is activated for two or three-minute cycles. During each cycle the unit performs the light and sound show. Molar Mate’s whimsical facial features are activated and entertain children as they brush their teeth for the dentists recommended time. The Dentist endorsed unit encourages development of a lifetime of proper oral care.

Duquesa Marketing is an international consortium of professionals specializing in consumer product design, development, marketing and funding. The Company has over 35 years of diversified experience.

Duquesa Marketing Contracts CBI Laboratories to Create Body Products for ClaudiaTracie

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Contracts CBI Laboratories To Create Body Products for ClaudiaTracie®

Luxury Bath and Body Line to Launch at Cosmoprof Bologna and Upscale Retail Stores Spring 2008

Florence, KY      Duquesa Marketing President, Geoff Ficke announced today that his international product development firm has appointed CBI Laboratories to test and develop the formulae for the spring 2008 launch of the exclusive ClaudiaTracie® Bath and Body products.

“Claudia Sweeney and Tracie Dyer, partners in ClaudiaTracie®, have a unique vision for their products”, said Mr. Ficke. “They are so totally quality oriented that we removed costs from our search equation. CBI is the perfect lab to create and perfect one of a kind luxury products that will fit with their branding”.

“We use CBI when we need creativity in chemist bench work”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “The are very open to pushing the creative envelope and providing clients products that offer real, advanced marketable features and usage benefits”.

Fort Worth based CBI Laboratories has been supplying a wide range of cosmetics and beauty products to clients for over 25 years. Duquesa Marketing has used CBI to develop over a dozen lines of skin care, bath, body and hair care product lines.

Duquesa Marketing has over 35 years experience in consumer product marketing, sales, product development and funding. The Company has extensive international experience and works with inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business to customize exciting strategies and business plans.

Totally Fit 4 Life Announces Appointment of National Marketing Firm to Assist in Expansion

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Totally Fit 4 Life™ Announces Appointment Of National Marketing Firm to Assist in Expansion

Duquesa Marketing Engaged to Manage Brand and Product Development Growth For Fast Growing Weight Loss Centers

Shelby, NC Debra Powell, PA-C, President of Totally Fit 4 Life™ announced today that her Company has retained the services of Duquesa Marketing to assist in managing the rapid growth of her Wellness directed weight loss centers.

“I interviewed and spoke to numerous marketing and branding firms”, said Ms. Powell. “After my meeting with Geoff Ficke, I felt comfortable that I had found the right level of experience and vision that I was seeking to move my clinics to the next level. We have not been open even two years and our growth has exceeded my plans, and this has been accomplished almost totally by word of mouth from our satisfied clients. We have had no marketing”.

“We have worked with numerous nutrition, supplement and weight loss businesses over the years”, said Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing. ” Debra has approached this vexing problem area from a novel and solid medically based model. Her growth has been amazing and she has not even scratched the potential to grow exponentially in this important Wellness area”.

“The national chain weight loss centers are generally based on a menu program utilizing their foodstuffs and packaged meals”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “Totally Fit 4 Life™ takes a more holistic approach and the results are obvious”.

Totally Fit 4 Life™ operates clinics in Shelby, NC (704 481 0295) And Hickory, NC (828 485 2833). Dr. Darlene Toscano, M.D. serves as Medical Director.

Duquesa Marketing Announces Introduction of Labor’Lert at ABC Show

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

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Duquesa Marketing Announces Introduction of Labor'Lert® at Upcoming ABC Juvenile Products Show

Late Stage Pregnancy Monitor Offers 6 Functions to Assist Parents and Doctors in Assessing When Child Delivery Is Near

Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing, today announced that his Marketing Consulting firm will manage the launch of Tri-Con Development, LLC new late stage monitor, the patented Labor‘Lert®. The device will be presented to the retail trade at the September ABC Juvenile Products Show in Las Vegas.

“We presented working prototypes of the Labor‘Lert® at the recent JPMA show and were amazed at the positive response the item received”, said Mr. Ficke. “Our client immediately worked with us to accelerate the initial mold and production process to be ready for a fall ship date”.

“The Labor‘Lert® is a device that every mother will require during late stages of pregnancy”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “The battery operated unit is ergonomically designed, about the size of a RAZR cell phone and offers 6 specific functions to assess the important last minute pain and contraction management that doctors evaluate before deciding when to send mother to the hospital”.

Duquesa Marketing is an international sales, marketing, funding and product development firm. The Company has over 35 years experience and specializes in Consumer Products.

Duquesa Marketing Announces CBI Laboratories to Formulate New Upscale Men’s Skin Care Line

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Announces CBI Laboratories To Formulate New Upscale Men’s Skin Care Line

Worth 55 To Target Exclusive Distribution and Will Be Launched at Cosmoprof Bologna in Spring 2008

Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing announced that his firm’s client, Worth 55 has engaged the services of CBI Laboratories to formulate a technologically advanced range of skin care products for men.

“We interviewed a number of laboratories seeking a performance based product range that will address men’s unique skin care problems in a completely different way”, said Mr. Ficke. ” Bill Basinski at CBI is the best skin care formulator in the United States and he instantly grasped our goal of creating a cutting edge product that would not simply be a rehash or a tweaking of women’s products”.

CBI Laboratories, based in Fort Worth, TX has over 25 years experience dealing with hundreds of clients and creative product collaborations. “We always speak to several labs when we begin a new cosmetic project,” said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “Yet, we usually wind up at CBI because of their cutting edge use of the most contemporary, unusual and effective herbs, botanicals and peptides”.

Worth 55 is a project that will deliver a skin care usage benefit entirely customized to the male dermal reality; “Men have a different acid mantle, different sebaceous issues and dermal thickness, all of which require a formulary approach that is almost never undertaken’”, said Mr. Bill Basinski, EVP of CBI Labs. “The charge we have been given is unusually creative, advanced and fresh, an exciting opportunity”.

Duquesa Marketing is an international consulting firm with over 35-years experience in branding, marketing, sales, funding and development of consumer products. The Company offers clients a comprehensive menu of services.

Duquesa Marketing Engaged to Develop Premium Bath & Body Product Line

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Press Release

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Engaged to Develop Premium Bath & Body Product Line

Claudia Tracie™ Luxury Brand to Be Launched Spring 2008 At Cosmoprof Bologna

Cincinnati, OH Geoff Ficke, President of international consulting firm Duquesa Marketing, announced today that his firm has been contracted to manage the development and launch of the Claudia Tracie™ line of premium bath and body products.

“”We have been searching for a company to direct our branding and product development for some time”, said Claudia Sweeney, a founding partner of Claudia Tracie™. “After our meetings with Geoff and Nancy Ficke, and hearing their proposed launch and development strategy, we knew we had found the right relationship to move us ahead quickly”.

“Our goal has been to perfect a strategy that will forward our values and be expressed through our products”, said Tracie Dyer co-founder and partner in Claudia Tracie™. “Geoff Ficke has been able to take our vision and apply it to a body product range that is uncanny. Style, quality, stunning visual packaging and value are crucial to our branding goal”.

” Claudia Sweeney and Tracie Dyer are excellent brand representatives for their luxury bath and body product range,” said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “We have interviewed many potential clients interested in launching personal care brands, however, it is rare that we find the proper mix of creativity, passion, charm, and elegance that we saw in these business women”.

Duquesa Marketing plans to have development; packaging and branding completed for the ClaudiaTracie™ brand by the end of 2007. The huge Csomoprof Bologna show in spring 2008 will serve as the international launch base for the products.

Duquesa Marketing specializes in creative product development, branding, sales and marketing strategies for consumer products. The company has over 35 years experience in working with small business and entrepreneurs.

Duquesa Marketing Chosen to Launch Natural Home Furnishings & Accessory Line in North America

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Chosen to Launch Natural Home Furnishings and Accessory Line in North America

Patented Artisan Process Converts Forest Debris To High Fashion Environmentally Friendly Designer Quality Pieces

Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing, an international consulting firm specializing in consumer products, announced today that his firm has been contracted to manage the expansion into the North American market of Natures Cast®.

“Natures Cast® is an amazing product range with an even more amazing story”, said Mr. Ficke. “I would never have believed that a 100% natural case good product was possible until I was introduced to Natures Cast®. Local native people in the Philippines collect debris from the forest floor and the harvest is converted into beautiful, artisan crafted home goods, accessories and furniture”.

“We have had sales in the United States, but until we met Geoff Ficke, we never had an in-country presence. After meeting Geoff we were confident we had found the right fit for our unique product”, said Pete Delantar, CEO of Natures Cast®. “The North American market is crucial, we needed professional, experienced representation to insure proper distribution is achieved, and we are excited to collaborate with Duquesa Marketing”.

Natures Cast® is based in Cebu, Philippines. The Company has over a decade experience in exporting all-natural household goods. Natures Cast® creates products from natural elements, and utilizing a patented process, artisan’s produce unique, high styled award winning designs.

Duquesa Marketing offers a complete array of marketing, branding and product development services. The firm has over 30 years experience and specializes in consumer products.

Duquesa Marketing Contracted to Market And Brand Wellness Weight Loss Chain

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Contracted to Market And Brand Wellness Weight Loss Chain

Totally Fit 4 Life™ Engages National Marketing Firm to Drive Sales Growth and Regional Expansion

Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing today announced that his firm has been retained to create and manage the branding and product development for Totally Fit 4 Life™, Shelby, NC.

“Totally Fit 4 Life™ is beautifully positioned to grow exponentially in one of our countries most critical business categories, managing weight loss”, said Mr. Ficke. ” The medical, mental, hormonal and diet program, customized for each client, is so different from the food for sale model offered by the national chains. Our research confirmed that the Company’s clients are not losing weight, but more importantly keeping it off by following this simple regimen”.

“The weight loss category offers so many products and systems offering wild claims, miracle ingredients and over priced programs”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. “It is rare to see a total Wellness weight loss program, created by medical professionals and administered by knowledgeable professionals that is simple, truly affordable and really works”.

“We are excited to associate with an experienced, creative visionary firm like Duquesa Marketing”, said Debra Powell PA-C, Founder/Owner of Totally Fit 4 Life™. “As gratifying as our growth has been, it has been accomplished almost totally on word of mouth. We are excited to have professionals like Geoff and Nancy Ficke as our marketing partners”.

Duquesa Marketing is an international sales, marketing, branding, funding and product development firm specializing in consumer products and services. The Company has over 30 years experience.

Duquesa Marketing Announces Appointment As Managing Consultants for New Men’s Product

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Announces Appointment As Managing Consultants for New Men’s Product

Worth 55 To Launch Exclusive Men’s Range of Accessories and Skin Care Products in Spring 2008

Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of Duquesa Marketing announced today that his international marketing consulting firm has been engaged to develop and launch an exclusive range of men’s grooming products.

“We have extensive experience in cosmetics and toiletries”, said Geoff Ficke. “However, it is unusual for us to see a concept so stunning that has not been addressed by anyone in a mature market like men’s skin care and accessories. Worth 55 presented us with an amazingly elegant break through idea and we were thrilled to be engaged to handle the development and launch of this exclusive, limited edition product concept”.

“We just returned from presenting another client’s product launch at the Cosmoprof in Bologna, the largest cosmetics show in the world”, said Nancy Ficke. “There were over 2500 companies displaying product, over 60 countries represented, an astonishing array of toiletry options. We were amazed that the Worth 55 concept was completely open, there was nothing like it in the show”.

“We are currently interviewing chemists for the consumable portion of the line”, said Mr. Ficke. “Hard goods and container components are also being researched as this product will be at the apex of the price range for men’s products, will only be distributed in extremely upscale stores and will appeal to refined gentlemen”.

Duquesa Marketing is an international consulting firm with over 30 years experience in funding, product development, sales, marketing. The firm specializes in consumer products.

Duquesa Marketing Announces Engagement to Develop New Anti-aging Skin Care Regimen

Friday, October 24th, 2008

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Contact: Geoff Ficke

859-567-1609

gficke@msn.com

Duquesa Marketing Announces Engagement To Develop New Anti-aging Skin Care Regimen

High End Cosmeceutical Line Planned for Spring 2008 International Launch

Florence, KY      Geoff Ficke, President of international marketing and product development firm Duquesa Marketing, announced today that his firm has been retained to research, develop and market launch a new cosmeceutical anti-aging skin care regimen.

“Sloan Cosmeceuticals approached us with a concept”, said Mr. Ficke. “We were cautious, as there is very little that is really new in skin care, and a lot of replication in that market. What we saw and experienced was stunning. Mrs. Sloan has identified a truly breakthrough compound that is all natural, rare, gives an immediate and visual benefit and is demonstrable”.

“We had interviewed so many companies seeking the right partners for commercialization of our concept”, said Patty Sloan, President of Sloan Cosmeceuticals. “When we met with Geoff and Nancy Ficke we knew we had found exactly what we needed. Their creative marketing and branding skills were perfect for our needs”.

“The anti-aging market runs the gamut, from low-end placebo’s to over priced, over-hyped celebrity endorsed Botox-like serums”, said Nancy Ficke, General Manager of Duquesa Marketing. ” Patty Sloan has identified a truly stunning opportunity. Every element that is needed to succeed in this cluttered, segmented marketplace is inherent in her anti-aging range”.

Duquesa Marketing is a branding, marketing, sales, and funding consulting firm with over 35 years of expertise in the consumer products area. The firm plans to launch the Sloan Cosmeceuticals brand at the Cosmoprof trade show, Bologna, Italy in April 2008.