New York, New York, May 15, 2017 – Global food company Yildiz Holding has appointed Beanstalk as its exclusive brand extension agency for the Godiva, McVitie’s, FLIPZ and TURTLES brands in key strategic territories
London, United Kingdom, May 2nd, 2017 — Leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, is working with TGI Fridays™ to expand its licensing programme internationally with a focus on the business’s top performing markets including the UK, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.
May 1, 2017 | By Oliver Herzfeld It all started with an unauthorized hamburger. Well, actually, it all started in 1964 when Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki opened a chain of iconic Benihana restaurants. The restaurants feature teppanyaki cooking, a dinner entertainment style of cuisine where chefs theatrically prepare meals at an iron griddle located tableside. Sometime after Aoki’s death in 2008, his family sold Benihana Inc. (BI) to an investment firm.
For those in the fashion world, the first Monday in May is one of the most important nights of the year. May 1 marks the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, better known as the Met Gala. The lavish benefit for the Costume Institute celebrates the opening of its spring exhibit and is the curatorial department’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions and capital improvements.
LONDON, U.K., APRIL 27, 2017 — Tinderbox, the digital division of leading global brand extension agency Beanstalk, has been appointed by Activision to represent the licensing opportunities in Europe for the top-selling video game entertainment franchise, Call of Duty®.
London, United Kingdom, March 28, 2017 — Chaucer Foods, a global leader and innovator in croutons and specialist bread products, is pleased to announce a partnership under license with the UK’s number one olive oil brand, Filippo Berio, to develop a range of baked snacks.
Global confectionery manufacturer, Perfetti Van Melle, has partnered with leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, Greencore, to produce celebration cakes under the iconic international lollipop brand, Chupa Chups across the UK and Ireland.
New York New York, March 23, 2017 – Filippo Berio, a leading olive oil brand worldwide and in the United States, has selected Beanstalk, a global brand licensing extension agency, as its strategic U.S. licensing partner. Filippo Berio, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, is recognized by both the trade and consumers for its uncompromising commitment to quality and authenticity.
New York, New York, March 20, 2017 – The Celia Cruz Estate has signed an exclusive representation agreement for advertising licensing with Beanstalk, a global brand-extension agency headquartered in New York.
By Oliver Herzfeld and Jared Mermelstein - Marijuana’s classification as an illegal substance makes brand protection under trademark law problematic and uncertain. But it is not impossible for cannabis companies to protect their brands. It just takes some creative problem-solving!
New York, New York, March 7, 2017 – Bruce Lee Enterprises has signed an exclusive representation agreement for advertising licensing with Beanstalk, a global brand-extension agency headquartered in New York. Considered one of the most influential martial artists of all time, Bruce Lee remains a major cultural icon with tens of millions of fans around the world.
By Oliver Herzfeld - A well-functioning corporate licensing program can help a brand to expand into new categories and territories, adapting to new trends and a changing marketplace. However, setting up such a program takes hard work and ongoing care.