Archive | Experiential licensing

The Experience Economy

As entertainment licensors create experiential extensions of their properties, such as theme park attractions, stage plays, and exhibitions, it is standard practice to create merchandise dedicated to the special event, to be sold at the venue as well as in the licensor’s and sometimes the licensee’s proprietary online and retail channels. For the biggest licensors, […]

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Playing to the Preschool Crowd

The landscape of experiential licensing and promotions has diversified over the years, with licensors now highlighting their properties through signature hotels, escape room themes, blood drives, and much more, depending on the brand image and/or content associated with the IP. But when it comes to creating experiences for the preschool set, property owners tend to […]

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Continuing Education

Alliances between owners of licensed properties and providers of educational curriculum can take many forms. They involve a diverse roster of property types and can target the whole spectrum of age groups, as these recent deals attest: Sesame Workshop licensed McGraw-Hill Education to use its Sesame Street characters in a free version of MHE’s Wonders […]

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Love Connection

In the last couple of months, both the Immortals e-sports organization and the Manchester City football club teamed with Tinder to help their passionate fans find romance. The two become the latest of a handful of licensed properties that have entered the dating-service space over the past several years. The deals vary in scope, duration, […]

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Going to the Gym

Intellectual property owners are increasingly looking at gyms and fitness regimens as a viable experiential category, as several recent deals around the world illustrate: Tim McGraw is partnering with Snap Fitness for a chain of gyms in the U.S. called Tru Mav Signature Clubs. The name is short for “true maverick,” and the centers will […]

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The Sound of Music

Symphony performances, accompanied by filmed entertainment, represent one area of experiential licensing that has been hitting a high note for the past few years, especially but not exclusively among entertainment properties: Most recently, National Geographic partnered with Jason Michael Paul Entertainment for “National Geographic: Symphony for Our World,” which features a live performance of a […]

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