Retail

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.

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.

From Michael Stone, The Power of Licensing: Harnessing Brand Equity

New York, NY, November 14, 2018 | There are many new paths for delivering a brand message to consumers, engaging and connecting with them, and motivating them to make a purchase.  Brand owners are experimenting, and often struggling, to determine the best paths for their particular brand.  Brand messaging today is a stew of consumer experiences and reaching consumers where, when and how they shop has created a “shopping battlefield”.

The Power of Licensing #8: Billions of Dollars in Toy Sales Seeking a Home

November 12, 2018 | By: Michael Stone, Co-founder and Chairman, Beanstalk

FAO Schwarz is re-opening in mid-November.  It sure is interesting observing the toy category these days. Toy sales are robust (although slightly down from last year), an iconic retailer liquidated, retail brands are rising from the dead, new retail formats are being tested, online and offline sales are blurring, and there’s disruption everywhere in the category. It’s been a while since I had so much fun with toys!  

The Power of Licensing #5: Ivanka Trump Folds Her Tent: A Licensing Case Study

July 25, 2018 | By: Michael Stone, Co-founder and Chairman, Beanstalk

The Ivanka Trump fashion line of clothing and accessories is an entirely licensed line of products that lived by the sword and now, apparently, has died by the sword.