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America: A history of Overcomers

BrandAlive exists for the Overcomer–the entrepreneur, business owner, idea generator who believes in their brand, envisions its potential and strives toward its growth. Individuals who believe in something larger than themselves, who ask the questions “what do I and my brand represent, what do I hope to represent, and how do I accomplish such?” If there’s…

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Radio Mirchi and the Nostalgia Market

I am very excited to be featured in the Juggernaut article, “Radio Mirchi and the Nostalgia Market” by Varsha Bansal posted January 14, 2020. Radio Mirchi, one of India’s premiere radio platforms, decided to expand its reach in 2018 by launching in the United States. In India, their target audience is young people; however, in…

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Announcing a New Product Release!

       People have been asking me for a while now to create an audiobook version for my award-winning book, Expand, Grow, Thrive. I am thrilled to announce that I will be releasing this audiobook shortly after Thanksgiving. To celebrate, I am hosting a grand-scale, holiday giveaway in which ten contestants will be awarded…

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How Much Royalty Could You Generate Through Licensing?

Like many, you may have been considering launching a Brand Licensing program for several months or even years. However, you have been hesitant to pull the trigger as you just don’t know how much royalties your brand could generate and whether you would gain a sufficient Return on Investment (ROI) from those royalties to make…

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10 Best Things About Brand Licensing

Brand Licensing enables: Brand Managers to extend their brands with minimal investment.  Through a licensing arrangement, third-party manufacturers are responsible for everything from product development to inventory management to store replenishment.    The brand to obtain supplementary marketing support.  For the right to use the brand in their category, the manufacturer must agree to spend…

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How Much Royalty Could You Generate Through Licensing?

Like many, you may have been considering launching a Brand Licensing program for several months or even years. However, you have been hesitant to pull the trigger as you just don’t know how much royalties your brand could generate and whether you would gain a sufficient Return on Investment (ROI) from those royalties to make…

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Why Do Companies Expand Their Brands Via Licensing?

A licensing agreement authorizes a company which markets a product or service (a licensee) to lease or rent a brand from a brand owner who operates a licensing program (a licensor). Companies who know their brands well have a good understanding of the equity of the brand. A brand’s equity is derived from the awareness…

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What Are the Expectations of Licensors and Licensees?

Licensors expect that the licensee will be committed to investing in the category they license. This means they will work hard to understand the essence of the brand and develop their licensed product in a way that captures that essence. In other words, the licensed products should connect with the consumer both functionally and emotionally….

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What Makes Coca-Cola Shoes So Popular?

When thinking about Coca-Cola the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is a dark fizzy drink. However, for Brazilians that may not necessarily be the case. When visiting Brazil, one might be shocked to see the Coca-Cola logo on things other than refreshing drinks. The Coca-Cola Company has defied conventional thinking by expanding…


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