Blogs tagged "Merchandise"

July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Clicks and Mortar: The New Retail Space

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 11:30pm by Michelle Jones

This panel discussed the way in which merchandising, the retail space and the licensing industry is adapting to the digital disruption it's facing.  With a seismic shift in the retail environment as 60% of purchases are now online - which has grown from 20% in 2017 - how are brand owners today creating new consumer product stories by developing their own direct-to-consumer platforms for the paying audience? Takeaway: We need to look at consumers (millennial parents) and where they want to shop. The more IP owners can demonstrate their products are wanted by consumers -  the better placed they are to get into traditional retail landscapes. Licensing spikes are coming from non-traditional TV content now (such as gaming - e.g.…

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CMC 2019: Report – Pushing the Preschool Envelope

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 10:51pm by Sam Barlow

With a panel of industry figures from across the kids' media business, this session discussed the challenges of finding and moreover holding a preschool audience, in the midst of an ever more fragmented landscape. Takeaway: Diversity is the key to building a global brand. Be genuine - don't be 'tokenistic'. Let the audience take the lead and don't be afraid to be where they are. Detail: With a universal audience, there is a need to tell relatable, authentic and skilfully told stories in order to teach children about emotional intelligence, human values, knowledge of the world, cognition and sense of identity. Jodie Morris opened with the topic of inclusivity and diversity and explained that in 'Bing', nothing is prescriptive which…

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