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Licensing Expo 2017

We attended the Licensing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas to prepare for how to exhibit well in 2018. Met some great people and learned a lot. I have a lot of experience working on other people’s brands, but need experience with my own now, so the show was an eye-opener. I expected a lot of activity but thought I could get through the show pretty quickly…nope. It was huge!

It was visual overload. Cute characters everywhere. The Asian cute style still pervades the market. There were well known players everywhere, like lime Friends and Miffy, and a lot of Asian brands I didn’t recognize, but that looked very similar.I was often surprised at some brands that I never imagined had licensing programs. The global nature was on display too. I loooove this Lime Friends beer label. Hey kids, hope it’s root beer!

Naturally, I hoped I might make a few side connections that would propel my own brand content (referred to as IP by show goers) but mostly I saw people getting work done in a hurry. It was definitely good advice to see the show before exhibiting. We have a more realistic idea of what people want to see, and how to get in front of them.

One highlight, I got to sit and talk with the legendary Paul Frank, who was manning a little workshop in the Saban exhibit. Super humble guy that seems to just want to make stuff. It was super cool. We made these little wallets with his own printed materials, and even though it must be tough to slave in the booth day after day, he was a really gracious to everyone. I was impressed! Here’s a snap that made my day!

 

 

The new Moo cards have arrived

I’ve underestimated Moo. Typically I opt for the fully custom process, so that I control paper, inks, etc. When using 4-color, I’ve had varying degrees of success; usually accepting that the process is cheap, but limited.

Thought I would give Moo a try, despite their higher price point, and I am really thrilled with the result. The feel of the cards is so good it makes you want to not put them down. Colors and sharpness on the smooth stock looked great and the way you can create different backs for all the cards is impressive. I was in a hurry, but used it to make a variety of color variations.

I researched square cards online and decided to try them. Chose rounded corners too. I love them! Card art looks great, but not sure how recipients feel about the uncommon size. Haven’t found a good card holder yet either. That said, totally pleased with this set! Thanks Moo!

Adorable Bunnies now available in the App Store!

These super cute bunny character stickers are different from any others. They are designed to interact with your iMessage text bubbles.

Just peel and stick them in your message threads. Combine multiple stickers to make it look like the characters are hanging and sitting on the bubbles. Change heads and bodies for different effects, make the bunnies peek out from behind, hang onto, or munch on your message bubbles!

You can also send regular stickers, but can still add thought bubbles by tapping and dragging!

Whether you love animals and pets (like bunnies, cats, and dogs) or just cute characters like kawaii, sanrio, and Japanese anime, get your own Adorable Bunnies and other Pop Bottle Stickers for iMessage in the Apple App Store today!

Adorable Kitties now in the app store

These super cute kitty character stickers are different from any others. They are designed to interact with your iMessage text bubbles.

Just peel and stick them in your message threads. Combine multiple stickers to make it look like the characters are hanging and sitting on the bubbles. Change heads and bodies for different effects, make the kitties peek out from behind, hang onto, or munch on your message bubbles!

You can also send regular stickers, but can still add thought bubbles by tapping and dragging!

Whether you love animals and pets (like bunnies, cats, and dogs) or just cute characters like kawaii, Sanrio, and Japanese anime, get your own Adorable Kitties and other PopBottle Studio Stickers for iMessage in the Apple App Store today!