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April 17, 2019 | By Oliver Herzfeld and Ronald L. Crane
Marketing Architects, Inc., an agency that produced advertising with unsubstantiated claims for weight-loss products, has recently settled a joint complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine. As part of the settlement,
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.
Most celebrities aren’t brands. Legendary icons are. This month we’re focusing on Bozo the Clown, and the actor Larry Harmon who, after purchasing the rights to Bozo, was responsible for his worldwide fame and success.
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.
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.
February 26, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Chairman & Co-founder, Beanstalk
It looks like Toys "R" Us is rising from the dead already, as many speculated would happen. Rebranding as Tru Kids Brands, the investors who currently own TRU are weighing the possibility of opening freestanding stores and smaller shops within larger stores, with the goal of relaunching the brand by the holiday season of 2019.
February 14, 2019 | By: Michael Stone and Stephen Paskoff
How can brands still be getting it so wrong? In an age where the most-desired market segments — Millennials, Gen X and older Gen Z consumers — are driven by values, and especially diversity and inclusion and the positions that brands take, the fact that brands still release racist products and ads is mind-boggling.
January 31, 2019 | By: Michael Stone, Chairman and Co-founder of Beanstalk
FAO Schwarz, the iconic toy retailer, closed its last store, the New York City Fifth Avenue flagship, in 2015. Dead and gone? Not quite. The buyer of the FAO intellectual property (purchased in 2016), ThreeSixtyGroup, opened a new flagship in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 16, 2018 to much fanfare. Will this brand revival succeed?
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?