Thought Leadership

Kawhi Leonard Klaws Nike

July 7, 2019 | By: Oliver Herzfeld, Chief Legal Officer, Beanstalk

Kawhi Leonard recently commenced a lawsuit against Nike. According to the complaint, in 2011, just after being drafted to the NBA, Leonard created a logo based on a tracing of his notably large hand. Inside the hand,

Licensing Expo 2019: Five Trends Ahead for the Licensing Industry

June 28, 2019 | By: Allison Ames, President & CEO of Beanstalk

Beanstalk has returned from Licensing Expo 2019 full of enthusiasm and excitement for the continued evolution of the licensing industry. My experience in Las Vegas only reinforces the view that brand licensing will play an increasingly powerful role on the retail “battlefield.” Licensing is clearly the stealth tool for smart brands that need to connect with customers amid the influx of new competitors and marketing messages flowing through all channels.

A Proust Questionnaire for Personality Brands: Farrah Fawcett

New York, NY, Oct. 11, 2018 | By: Martin Cribbs - Most celebrities aren’t brands.  Legendary icons are. This month we’re focusing on Farrah Fawcett and spoke to Alana Stewart, an actress, model, and the President and CEO for our client, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.  Ms. Stewart was one of Farrah’s closest friends and answered this month’s questionnaire.

The Power of Licensing #6: Amazon Looks Back To The Future With A Retail Catalog

July 31, 2018 | By: Michael Stone, Co-founder and Chairman, Beanstalk

William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” We think that we are living in a unique age of retail change and, surely, we are witnessing great and accelerating change in how, where and when we buy goods. But sometimes, a strategy that we thought was old and tired, actually becomes new again.

Brandspeak: Ready, Set, Go! Brands Disrupting Travel Today

July 27, 2018 | By: Allison Ames, President & CEO, Beanstalk

Of course, the desire to travel and see the world is nothing new. But changes in our needs, tastes and habits are fueling disruption in a space that is driven by consumer behavior.

A Proust Questionnaire for Personality Brands: Harvey Milk

In a famous episode of HBO’s hit series Entourage, the main character Vincent Chase goes from talent agency to talent agency, with each firm promising to make him a “brand.” Unbeknownst to each agency Chase visits, every pitch is presented as an original, brilliant, never-been-done-before idea.