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Beanstalk is a global brand extension licensing agency. We help leading brands, celebrities, media properties, manufacturers and retailers strengthen their relationships with consumers by creating breakthrough products via the licensing model.
Beanstalk Chairman and Co-founder Michael Stone has authored a new book titled
The Power of Licensing: Harnessing Brand Equity
To learn more about the book and to follow Michael’s ongoing blog series please click here.
New York, NY, November 6, 2018 | Beanstalk co-founder and chairman Michael Stone has written a comprehensive book on brand licensing that situates the industry in the current marketing and retail landscape.
Oct. 3, 2018 | As taboos are falling by the wayside, many companies are looking to incorporate cannabis into their business plan. But it’s not business as usual. The cannabis industry is quickly becoming a legitimate business. In 2017, it made nearly $9 billion in sales, according to Tom Adams, managing director, BDS Analytics, which tracks the budding sector. To put it into perspective, sales are equivalent to the entire snack bar industry.
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.
New York, NY, Sept. 21, 2018 – Following the acquisition of the CRAFTSMAN brand by Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), Beanstalk, a global brand extension licensing agency, has been selected to represent CRAFTSMAN for licensed consumer products. Beanstalk will serve as CRAFTSMAN’s exclusive licensing agency and will represent the brand globally.
London, UK, September 14, 2018 - The first original American bar and grill brand, TGI Fridays™ has partnered with Manchester Drinks, a UK-based manufacturer, to launch a range of TGI Fridays™-branded ready-to-drink cocktails. Beanstalk, TGI Fridays’™ brand extension licensing agency, brokered the agreement.
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.
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.
Video gaming IP specialists Tinderbox has just secured the ESL license. Associate vice president, Dan Amos talks to Licensing.biz about the strength of the brand, the strength of the sport and just how far it can go in licensing.
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.