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Can Giving Back be Part of Your Brand Essence?

What do TOMS shoes, Bombas socks, Dove skin care, Trades of Hope jewelry and accessories, and Patagonia outdoor clothing have in common? They’ve built a strategy around their brand that incorporates this aspect of giving back that makes an impact. An impact that stirs emotion in their consumers.  Some actually have “buy one, give one” programs, some give a percentage of sales to a cause, some give back by providing jobs in third world countries and some even give back […] Read More

Why Licensing Matters – Creating a Sense of Community & Belonging

One of the reasons I got into licensing was to gain a better understanding of the relationship between brands and people. Along the way, while I have seen plenty of trends come and go, one of the constants throughout my career has been that people buy licensed goods because it gives them a sense of belonging. I have seen this in so many areas of my own life, as well as through others: The genuine excitement displayed between fans of […] Read More

From a Fan’s Perspective – The Impact of Tasty Peach

One of the reasons we love working with Tasty Peach is the way in which they have built a meaningful fan community both online and off. The following is fan Matcha’s experience: Tasty Peach Studios came into my life at the right time. I first heard about TPS through an advertisement of the zombie alpacas on Tumblr. I became even more curious after I saw an unboxing video from Jayneewastaken on YouTube. I was in a dark place at the time and I […] Read More

Until We Meet Again – The Top Ten Larryisms

Larry Seidman’s career journey with DBG which he founded twenty years ago, ended in the spring of this very challenging year. He has begun a new chapter of his career and life. We learned a lot from him over the years and have distilled this into the following Top Ten Larryisms: Be positive. The glass is always half full. Or, leave it half full for later. Except later never comes and dinner’s over and you’ve already paid for that half full […] Read More