Before we embark on the refresh of a toy or entertainment brand’s packaging, we always conduct The Package Design System Evaluation as part of our pre-design research process. This evaluation takes a close look at the 7 key aspects of the brand’s existing package design system to … Read More
As we continue to refine our philosophies and approach to the design of packaging programs for licensed brands, we take into consideration the questions asked by licensed brand owners and licensee partners alike. Their questions reveal the challenges they’re facing as their needs and the retail environment … Read More
Some licensed product packaging programs are underachievers. They consist of very little in terms of package design assets and they offer very little direction with regard to standardization. The licensed brand owner doesn’t give packaging much thought or concern because they’re extremely product-focused. And they don’t realize … Read More
A well-designed packaging program and guidelines to support its standardization are a necessity for every licensed property. It's truly the only way to ensure that a cohesive package design system is in place across a variety of consumer product categories. One of the biggest challenges for licensed … Read More
Every brand that chooses to enter the world of licensing needs to have its own packaging program. And I'm not talking about a simple rectangle with the property logo and a background pattern placed inside of it that some licensed brand owners call a packaging program. I'm … Read More
This month's issue of BOLT! is the last in a 3-part series in which I'm sharing insights from my Packaging That Sells conference session, 'The Secret to Successful Licensed Product Packaging.' In Part 1, I made the distinction between traditional consumer product packaging and licensed product packaging, … Read More
Last month's issue of BOLT! was the first in a 3-part series in which I'm sharing insights from my Packaging That Sells conference session, 'The Secret to Successful Licensed Product Packaging.' So far, I've made the distinction between traditional consumer product packaging and licensed product packaging, and … Read More
When you take a look at a particular brand's packaging, what's the first thing you notice? Arguably it's the brand identity. Quite often, consumers hone in on the color they associate with the brand. However, I would venture to say that it is the design architecture of … Read More
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