Fragrance retailer Perfumania has partnered with NBC's "The Apprentice" for an episode set to air on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10 PM EDT. The show will feature reality star Kim Kardashian as she launches her signature fragrance in Perfumania's 370+ stores.
"It was a treat to have Kim Kardashian and my friends from Perfumania join us this week on The Apprentice," says Donald Trump. "I admire Kim and her success and we were happy to have America's largest fragrance retailer on the show."
During the episode, teams will work directly with Kardashian to create an in-store retail display for her signature perfume. The winning team's ideas will be incorporated into a marketing campaign that will debut in Perfumania stores across the country. At the end of the show, the losing team dukes it out in what will go down as one of the most intense and dramatic board room sessions of the season.
"Donald and Kim are well-respected business moguls and working with them was a very positive experience," adds Perfumania chairman of the board Stephen Nussdorf. "We are excited to see the outcome of The Apprentice candidates' promotional and marketing efforts."
Perfumania's appearance on The Apprentice follows the re-launch of Perfumania.com. The site, equipped with modern features and exclusive promotions, has been revamped in its entirety, providing customers with a more functional, personalized and simplified shopping experience.
To celebrate, Perfumania.com will run "The Apprentice Challenge" sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NYC to live like Trump for a weekend and meet him in person. Like what will be seen on the show, entrants must create an ad campaign that tells us how they would market Kardashian's new fragrance Kim Kardashian for Women in a Perfumania store.
"The contest will allow viewers to participate in the show as they watch," says Karen Reehil, director of internet marketing. "We are always looking for ways to engage our customers and this is a fun way to interact with our brand and newly-renovated site."
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges and the grand prize winner will be notified by December 31, 2010.