Cirque du Soleil: too much LOVE

Monday, April 18th, 2011

While I was shopping for blue jeans at Target this weekend, I came across a surprising find: official T shirts from the Beatles Cirque du Soleil LOVE show on sale for $12.99, and wedged like excess stock on a rack of music merchandise. Although making official LOVE merchandise available at Target ...

Old bands, great brands shine in 2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

There seems to be no end to the merchandising of so-called legacy rock stars, and 2010 was no exception: In February the ghost of Elvis returned to Las Vegas with the opening of Cirque du Soleil Viva ELVIS. The Rolling Stones owned the month of May with a heavily promoted re-issue of ...

Big experiences come in small packages

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I’m always hearing about how retailers like Bass Pro Shops and American Girl are the masters of building a brand through a great experience. Instead of peddling merchandise on bland-looking racks in its stores, American Girl creates a fun destination where families can dine together and explore themed rooms patterned ...