Licensing can be like jumping into cold water at 6 am – you’re hesitant to do it, but once you’re in the water and catch your first wave, you’re fine. Start-up brands and established brands are often unsure about the details and/or benefits of licensing. To some, licensing may help increase business beyond what they ever expected. To others, licensing can be your worst nightmare.
Sales growth mixed. Overall, our covered companies grew the topline by an average median rate of 11.4% during calendar 3Q, a respectable level given what is still a relatively difficult macro environment. Ten of 17 companies exceeded consensus revenue expectations, but results varied widely depending on company size and channel position. For example, the fastest growth continued to be concentrated in younger, brand-oriented companies like SKUL, BDE, CROX and UA, which collectively averaged 37.8% revenue growth during calendar 3Q.
Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series: April 26-May 3, 2012
ChopShop is on board again this year as the co-producer of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series. This is the fourth consecutive year that ChopShop has partnered with the Newport Beach Film Festival leading the effort to establish and brand the Series as the destination for action sports filmmakers and their films.
What absolutely attracted me to join SDSI as Executive Director last month was the networking. Our mission is about connecting people and companies and creating opportunities, all with the goal of growing the Southern California sports economy.
Fox Racing is making several changes as the company looks to execute a new strategy led by a new executive team and new owners. CEO Paul Harrington shares the thinking behind the moves, including a role change for Pete Fox.