LIMA Licensing Blog

An Exciting, Strategic Keynote At Licensing Expo

Just in case you’ve missed our emails… Mark your calendar to come hear Dan Stanek, EVP of consulting group TNS Retail Forward in the first-ever FREE Keynote Session at Licensing Expo. Dan’s a dynamic speaker, and will address the ongoing shifts in consumer attitudes and shopping patterns, and give insights into which of those shifts are likely to be short-term


You Never Know What’s Going To Light The Fuse

You never know what’s going to light the sales fuse on a long-existing product, as per this Washington Post article this morning. The article (“It’s Made of 100% Cotton; Its Sales Are 99% Ironic”) tells the story of the Three Wolf Moon” t-shirt that’s suddenly shot to the top of the apparel lists. The sudden popularity of the shirt,


Do Promotions and Consumer Products Belong Under The Same Roof?

The sometimes uneasy relationship between promotions and consumer products licensing hits the headlines again. Two years after laying off the vast majority of its consumer products licensing business to The Beanstalk Group, Universal Studios is bringing it back inhouse, creating Universal Partnerships and Licensing (UP&L). The move brings product licensing into the orbit of Stephanie Sperber, who previously headed Universal