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It’s Who You Know: Women In Licensing featuring Robin Sayetta

I first met Robin when she was out on her own representing French Bull and the New York Botanical Garden. I really wanted to work with her at the time, but neither was a good fit for the roster back then at either Mighty Fine or Junk Food Clothing. Now that she’s at MoMA, I’ve still yet to do a deal, but I’ve bought plenty of items as a consumer. And, I still hope to come up with something or […] Read More

Oh, the Scandalous Aughts

In the mid-2000s, newly married and a first-time home buyer, I lived at the corner of Laurel and Selma, right down the street from one of the most exclusive night clubs – Hyde. These were the days when Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Ritchie were seen in all of the key celebrity magazines: Star, People, Vanity Fair. These were the days of hard partying in the Hollywood Hills and rehab, punctuated by the Britney Spears meltdown. Finally, it all […] Read More

Pyramid International to Launch Tasty Peach in Europe; Add Categories to US Collection

Dimensional Branding Group (DBG) and Bits + Pixels are thrilled to announce the addition of Pyramid International as a Tasty Peach licensee for Europe and the United States. The deal marks the official global expansion kick-off, with categories including apparel, homewares, apparel, and stationery scheduled to launch in Europe as early as Q4 this year. In addition, they will be adding onto the current product mix in the United States with wall art and doormats. Originally founded in 2007, Tasty […] Read More

The Horror: Clauses from Non-Negotiable Agreements

Once upon a time I was a newbie to the world of licensing. My eyes had just barely started to open to the wonders of agreements. Along the way I had signed away rights I probably should have held onto, knowingly or unknowingly. Though I had always read agreements, I rarely thought about negotiating the terms. In fact, I generally believed I was not in a position to negotiate them  until I started my licensing career. And there I was, […] Read More

NFTNT to Create NFT Trading Cards for King Kong of Skull Island

Dimensional Branding Group (DBG) and World Builder Entertainment are excited to announce a deal between DeVito Artworks and NFTNT, a Webbed Sphere brand, to bring digital trading card NFT’s to the Wax platform. For over two decades, King Kong creator Merian C. Cooper and DeVito Artworks’ KING KONG OF SKULL ISLAND property has offered the most comprehensive King Kong Universe ever created. More than just the first giant monster to thrill audiences around the world, Kong became an instant cultural […] Read More

It’s Who You Know: Women In Licensing featuring Sandra Arcan

I met Sandra Arcan when I reached out seeking a licensing agency for EMEA to represent Tasty Peach. It was one of those lucky emails I sent out to an agency that I was certain was the right fit, given their representation of various gaming properties and the many cool collaborations they had done. I have been thoroughly impressed with her along with her agency, Bits + Pixels and am proud to have them on the Tasty Peach team. How […] Read More

Did the 80’s Ever Go Away?

Since I started my career in licensing, specifically in apparel, the 80s have almost never gone away, though we’ve had glimpses of 90s retro here and there as generations move into adulthood and are able to shop for themselves. To me it’s ironic to see articles about the 80’s coming back when I’m pretty sure they never fully left us. I look around and see spandex leggings everywhere, even though maybe I don’t see legwarmers as much. I see neon […] Read More

Blast From the Past: Retro Wave

Retro branding/marketing is back and hotter than ever, in particular, the  80’s/90’s Digital Retro Style also known as “Retro Wave” is here and thriving.  In honor of the start of the school year, the term for this style of marketing is called “nostalgia marketing.”  The goal of nostalgia marketing is to invoke a sense of familiarity, connection, and comfort. I can’t imagine a more perfect time than the pandemic to try to capture those feelings. Take a look around and […] Read More

It’s Who You Know: Women In Licensing featuring Deena Boykin

One of the first top level executives I remember meeting in the licensing world was Deena Boykin. It was probably the second time I had visited New York in my first licensing role at Mighty Fine. Though I can’t recall what property we were going after, it was my first time visiting Cartoon Network onsite and meeting with their team. When Deena joined our meeting, I felt honored to be in her presence. She was everything I aspired to be. […] Read More

King Kong of Skull Island adds Dynamite Entertainment as Games & Comics Licensee

Dimensional Branding Group (DBG) and World Builder Entertainment are excited to announce a deal between DeVito Artworks and Dynamite Entertainment to bring a new line of King Kong comics and board games to fans worldwide. For over two decades, King Kong creator Merian C. Cooper and DeVito Artworks’ KING KONG OF SKULL ISLAND property has offered the most comprehensive King Kong Universe ever created. More than just the first giant monster to thrill audiences all around the world, Kong became […] Read More