Trends

The Power of Licensing #10: What Do Plus-Size Apparel, Cannabis And eSports All Have In Common? Part One Of A Three-Part Series

July 29, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Chairman & Co-founder of Beanstalk

If you live long enough, you see a lot of products and, indeed, entire product categories come and go. In the present time, much of this change has been driven by technology. CD players are gone; Spotify is here. Filofax disappeared, and we now have calendars and notes on our phones. Who needs paper maps when there is Google maps?

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.

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.

The Power of Licensing #9: 10 Brand Marketing Trends To Watch In 2019

January 28, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Co-founder and Chairman, Beanstalk

We are living in a time of radical transformation as the retail ecosystem continues to change at an accelerated pace (that shouldn’t surprise anyone). Where, when and how consumers buy goods is changing and we all need to keep up with the trends that are already having an impact if we want to succeed. So, what macro trends already affecting brand marketing and consumer behavior should we be paying even more attention to in the new year?

The Power of Licensing #7: Kith x Coca-Cola 2018 -- Coca-Cola Continue its Long Legacy of Lifestyle Positioning

August 27, 2018 | By: Michael Stone, Co-founder and Chairman, Beanstalk

Kith and The Coca-Cola Company unveiled their third collection of apparel and accessories online on August 18th at 11 a.m. And there’s a lot of buzz about it. There are over 60 styles and all four seasons are offered. Michael Stone reviews this new Kith collection.