Leading up to the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 premiere on May 5, Marvel announced the global #GrootDancebomb challenge. Working with the Disney Conservation Fund to support forest restoration through The Nature Conservancy, the challenge blends surprise and dance during Earth Month.
Marvel gave YouTube personality Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval an early look at Groot and his new dancing toy line, and challenged him to create a Groot-inspired dance move, marking the first #GrootDancebomb. D-trix choreographed the “Groot move” and brought it to the streets of Los Angeles. Watch the results here. Read the rest of this entry »
Musical.ly partnered with Brand Central LLC and Tween Team Inc. to develop a range of back-to-school products. The line will consist of notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, pencil cases, stickers, tattoos, DIY bracelets, locker accessories, and additional back-to-school gear. Products will ship this spring and will launch in stores this summer. Read the rest of this entry »
The Brand Liaison will develop a full range of licensed products for YouTube personality Lauren Riihimaki, known as LaurDIY. The LaurDIY collection will include products inspired and designed by Lauren including DIY crafting projects, fashion, accessories, stationery, tech accessories, back-to-school supplies, room decor, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Fisher-Price partnered with BabyFirst to produce short parenting tip videos that will premiere on the BabyFirst broadcast network and on both brand’s digital and social channels beginning on March 20.
The parenting tips series focuses on topics related to all aspects of development, including sleep and bedtime rituals, language skill development, achieving physical developmental milestones, as well as building emotional literacy. Read the rest of this entry »
DHX Brands announced that Teletubbies will be the lead sponsor for the Shop Direct Baby and Toddler event, which starts this week and runs until April 17th. Shop Direct increased its category footprint of the preschool brand to include bedding and blankets from Character World and the Teletubbies Crayola range. Shop Direct is the UK’s second largest pure-play digital retailer.
Teletubbies will be featured throughout the Baby and Toddler event on all the Very and Littlewoods platforms, email marketing materials, and digital ATL activities, as well as on third-party sites such as Mumsnet and BBC Good Food. The event will be supported by multi-branded activities including event emails, onsite category takeovers, and offsite digital support. There will also be homepage support for the campaign that will feature Teletubbies product placement.
American Greetings Entertainment (AGE) appointed DHX Media’s WildBrain to manage the Madballs YouTube channel, create original content, and grow the audience for the brand.
WildBrain will launch the Madballs channel next month with new animated shorts produced by Oddbot Studios, American Greetings, and Just Play. Starring Skull Face, Oculus, Screamin’ Meemie, Dust Brain, Horn Head, and Slobulus, new content produced by WildBrain will also provide live-action, stop motion, and traditional animation. Read the rest of this entry »
Thomas & Friends, from Mattel Inc., kicked off its first global brand campaign with a year-long marketing program, Set Friendship in Motion.
The campaign aims to help preschoolers strengthen friendship skills, such as collaboration, communication, sharing, manners, kindness, and the abilities to express and understand feelings and emotions. Set Friendship in Motion will include ways for families to interact with kids including content, digital activations, and live events to bring the campaign to life. Read the rest of this entry »
Remarkable Brands was named worldwide licensing agent for Doug the Pug. Doug the Pug’s rise to fame began in 2012 after he was adopted from an Ohio-based breeder. His owner, Leslie Mosier began dressing Doug in wigs and costumes to bring out his laid-back personality. Doug’s celebrity status quickly grew. For more information, contact Stacey Reiner at 646-717-2606 or email@example.com.
Mudd partnered with digital influencers Nash Grier, Lauren Riihimaki, and Jordyn Jones. Nash, Lauren, and Jordyn have a combined social reach of more than 38 million, and will release behind-the-scenes looks at their partnerships. The campaign kicks off with Destination Country Music in Nashville to celebrate the launch of the group’s spring marketing campaign.
The Mudd spring collection includes denim with embroidery and crochet detail, apparel, footwear, handbags, accessories, and jewelry, and is available atKohl’s stores nationwide as well as online at Kohls.com. For exclusive content, visit www.muddjeans.com.
WildBrain was appointed as the exclusive global manager of Moose Toys’ YouTube channels for the Shopkins, Happy Places, Grossery Gang, and Twozies brands.
WildBrain will focus on growing watch times, views, and revenue for Moose Toys, as well as be responsible for channel optimization. To cater to Moose Toys’ global audience and strengthen its relationship with YouTube influencers, WildBrain will also create paid media campaign and provide access to proprietary technology.