Carmelo and Lala Anthony with Kim Kardashian and her New Husband

August 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Two NBA stars and their women: Chris Paul,New Orleans, his fiancee Jada Crawley with Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa.

Here at Johnson Products Company, we couldn’t be more excited about our events next month with Carmelo Anthony in Atlanta. Here the New York Knicks star is pictured with his wife La La Vasquez and his friend NBA star Chris Paul (New Orleans) along with his soon to be wife Jada Crawley.

Details coming soon, but if you are in Atlanta, you are in for a treat!

Have you been watching the new reality show involving Carmelo‘s wife LaLa Vasquez and their family?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, A'Mare Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa.

The series premiered Aug 22 on VHI.  Here is a trailer!  Check your local listings.  Looks like fun!

At the launch of the show, another Johnson Product’s model Jahminah attended and met Carmelo, sine the two are both with Johnson.  Here is the phot.  Thanks, Jaminah!

The photos above, copyright Isidra Person-Lynn, were taken at the recent Carmelo Anthony Foundation breakfast in Los Angeles. Get involved!  Carmelo is doing great things!  Why?  ‘Because Melo Cares!



JPC Celebrates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with 3rd Annual No Excuse! Stop the ABUSE!TM Initiative

August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment


National Movement Promotes the Importance of  Gentle Treatment to Women of Color.

Johnson Products Company, Inc. (JPC), broadens its national No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ initiative  in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  For a third year in a row, JPC will use its signature brand, Gentle Treatment,® to increase awareness of the issue of domestic abuse of women of color as well as to empower women to use their voice to take a stand against this type of treatment.  The No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ initiative consists of JPC’s support of women’s shelters and foundations with multi-year grants, customized events and the national distribution of 75,000 Gentle Treatment® No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ purple bracelets inside specially marked relaxer kits.  With every purchase of a Gentle Treatment® No-Lye Conditioning Crème Relaxer kit, JPC will donate $1 to benefit shelters and foundations that serve, save and improve the lives of domestic abuse victims. The company will also launch on its special Website a national campaign to highlight Gentle Treatment® “Sheroes,” who are everyday women who have used their voice to stand up against domestic violence.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner. “Sometimes the first step in seeking help is confiding in a trusted friend or family member that you are a victim of domestic abuse,” states Renee Brown, JPC executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Knowing that someone is there to support you when you decide to leave your abuser can give you the courage you need to start a new life. Johnson Products Company’s No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ campaign and Website are resources for women as well as for family members to get educated and empowered to use their voice regarding this issue.”

The third annual No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ initiative kicks off with the launch of the customized Gentle Treatment® Website that will also launch the “SHEROS” campaign.

In an effort to recognize everyday women who have used their voice to stand up against domestic violence, each week during the month of October, JPC will feature the Gentle Treatment® “Shero of the Week” and will continue to share stories of other Sheroes on a monthly basis. Select SHERO winners will be given an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC.  

The Website also features helpful information on domestic abuse with links to resources on how to get help as well as highlights President Obama’s national 2009 proclamation of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For more information on JPC and No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!™ visit <>

Savoy Magazine Features Carmelo Anthony

August 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Carmelo Anthony's JPC Photoshoot featured in the Savoy Magazine

Johnson Products’ Ultra Care a Hit in New Orleans During Essence Music Festival!

July 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

We certainly hope you are enjoying your summer as we have thoroughly enjoyed ours!  Our Ultra Care team, under the leadership of DeeDee Cormier, the JPC Brand Manager, braved the heat and humidity and at our retail partners CVS, handed out ice old water, product samples and gave away tickets to the hottest concert in town –every afternoon hour–all three days coinciding with the Essence Music Festival.

Here are a few scenes.  Tell us what your experience was! Leave a comment!

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All Eyes on Carmelo Anthony at the Ultra Sheen Men/JPC Photo Shoot

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

NY Knick Carmelo Anthony is pictured with JPC owners Eric and Renee Brown

Johnson Products Company was all abuzz last week during the photo shoot with Carmelo Anthony in New York.

Carmelo has signed on to be the spokesperson for the Ultra Sheen Men Brand which encourages young men to “Step Up you Game.”

Thanks to Cafe Mocha Radio for an interview with Carmelo.  You can hear it on your computer (you need flash) if you click on this link: (Click soon!  It is subject to change next week.) He is interviewed by producer Armand. Click 

He talks about how he feels about being a partner with JPC and Father’s Day.  Happy belated Father’s Day, Carmelo!

The Entire Creative Team after the Photo Shoot with NBA star Carmelo Anthony

What’s New at JPC? Ultra Sheen Men Has a Lot Going On!

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Watch and learn!




Johnson Products Named Business of the Year by the Black Business Association

June 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

BBA's Earl "Skip" Cooper and Renee and Eric Brown, Johnson Products

Los Angeles Trade Association Honored Pioneering Company on June 2.

Johnson Products Company, Inc. (JPC) was honored as the Business of the Year on June 2 at the Black Business Association’s (BBA) 37th Annual Awards Dinner in Los Angeles, California.  The annual dinner provided the platform for BBA to recognize outstanding majority corporations, government agencies and individuals that have been most supportive of the growth and development of the Black Business Association and the African American business community.  In celebration of the dinner’s theme, “Empowering African American Entrepreneurs,” JPC CEO, Eric Brown, and JPC Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Renee Cottrell Brown, were recognized as successful entrepreneurs for their leadership in the acquisition of Johnson Products Company from Procter & Gamble as well as for their current management of the company.

“We at Johnson Products Company are very excited to receive the Black Business Association honor,” said Eric Brown, CEO of Johnson Products Company.  Their dedication to supporting and recognizing minority-and-women owned businesses is commendable and truly unwavering.”

Founded in 1954 with the pioneering spirit of George Johnson, JPC rose to become the first African-American company to be traded on Wall Street.  On March 31, 2009, JPC was successfully acquired from Procter & Gamble with the combined investments of RC Fontis, St. Cloud Capital and Plus Factor, LLC, an African American management team. JPC currently focuses on strategic brand and business development in the ethnic hair care market. The company has been a leading brand for more than a half-century in the African-American community and currently offers more than 60 hair care products under the Gentle Treatment® and Ultra Sheen® brands. Today with that same entrepreneurial spirit, the new Johnson Products Company looks to build on that success and deliver a new standard for others to follow. With our tremendous dedication to be the best in class, we produce signature global brands that bring value to our consumers, customers, employees and stakeholders.

“Born out of the need for collective uplift and advocacy, the Black Business Association has continued to advocate and achieve Black Economic Empowerment as well as support those businesses that are in alignment with our mission,” explained Earl “Skip” Cooper II, president and CEO of BBA.  “Renee and Eric truly embody our mission with their current leadership of Johnson Products Company as well as for their steadfast commitment to communities of color.”

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the BBA’s 37th Annual Awards Dinner  also featured a keynote presentation by Tim A. Simon, Commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission. Other honorees included Anthony Samad, Community Advocate Award,

For more information on the BBA’s 37th Annual Awards dinner, visit


The Brown’s Acceptance Speech