June 2nd, 2016
As I also investigate in our “Key Character Licensing Trends Shaping Apparel, Personal Accessories and Toys in Asia Pacific” Global Briefing, after over 30 years and increasing pressure for change, the Chinese government decided to abolish its controversial one-child policy in October 2015 which will help to increase birth rates in the coming years, fuelling […]
May 7th, 2016
Event Name: Licensing Expo Date: June 21-23 Location: Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Convention Center
May 5th, 2016
As I explore in our “Key Character Licensing Trends Shaping Apparel, Personal Accessories and toys in Asia Pacific” Global Briefing, Asia Pacific is a promising region where growing populations, rising disposable incomes, expanding middle classes and rapid urbanisation are all driving growth in licensed products sales.
May 3rd, 2016
Event: Interface 2016 Location: St Mary’s Church, London Date: May 5, 2016
April 14th, 2016
The upcoming film release of the well-known Thomas and Friends franchise will witness the introduction of 14 new engines from diverse ethnic backgrounds for the first time.
March 21st, 2016
Three new virtual reality headsets are set to enter the toys and games market in 2016, including the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the Playstation VR from Sony. Sony’s new headset is a winner is both price and the fact that users only need a Playstation and Playstation camera to use the device, but […]
March 16th, 2016
Over the past decade the toys and games market has been drastically changed by the onset of a series of mega trends: age compression and growing pressure on young children to succeed; declining focus on gender-specific toys;
March 8th, 2016
2015 was a big year for LEGO Group. Revenues increased by 25% to DKK35.8 billion, whilst net profit reached DKK9.2 billion, constituting a 31% increase on 2014. A strong US dollar contributed to these results by increasing US revenues in terms of Danish kroner, but the majority of growth was organic, with licensed Star Wars […]
March 4th, 2016
Euromonitor International estimates that while the combined value of industries that offer potential for licensing amounts to almost US$7 trillion globally, arguably the most licensable categories within these industries generate as much as US$3.5 trillion in combined overall global retail sales.
February 28th, 2016
Since the 2009 recession there has been growing concern among car manufacturers that car ownership is losing its appeal with millennials and will continue declining in subsequent generations. The car industry saw an increasingly frugal consumer base that viewed cars as an unnecessary luxury, rather than an aspirational product and passing those values onto their […]