Thought Leadership

Ad Agency Agrees To Pay Largest Fine Ever

April 17, 2019 | By Oliver Herzfeld and Ronald L. Crane

Marketing Architects, Inc., an agency that produced advertising with unsubstantiated claims for weight-loss products, has recently settled a joint complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine. As part of the settlement,

Celebrity Licensing Guide For Retail

April 3, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Chairman & Co-founder, Beanstalk

With so many failures over the years, what’s the secret that allows one celebrity to succeed and causes so many others to fail? Michael Stone, Beanstalk Chairman & Co-founder, discusses the five factors that are necessary for celebrity success and the reasons why retailers are interested in these celebrity licensing programs.

Wellness Is Not A Nice-To-Have, It’s A Must-Have

April 3, 2019 | By: Allison Ames, President & CEO, Beanstalk

We are empowered consumers, and healthy activities have become an integral part of our consciousness. And as a result, brands are stepping up their game to satisfy consumers’ wellness aspirations. Self-care solutions are manifesting themselves big time from food to fitness to travel to living. So embrace (if you haven’t already) the wellness trends that will lift your spirits, nourish your mind and empower the “healthinista” in you.

On Retail’s Jagged Journey to the Future, Brand Licensing Will be Key Tool for Marketers Who Need to Engage Consumers and Retain Customers

March 13, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Chairman & Co-founder, Beanstalk

As the retail ecosystem changes rapidly, many brand owners, marketers and retailers are scrambling to figure out how to adapt. It’s likely that many winners will do so by using a frequently overlooked marketing strategy and tool: brand licensing.