The holidays are swinging into full gear, what better time to… reminisce? Every year, it seems there is a new “hot” item on the shelves that our children, family, and friends have on the top of their wish lists to Santa. I will never forget the Ty® Beanie Babies phenomenon, the holiday season when people of all ages were frantically hunting for Tickle Me Elmos, or those Tamagotchi keychain games that flew off the shelves faster than you could say “Tamagotchi.”
All of these hot-ticket items were wildfire brands – they launched onto market and became overnight hits with consumers.
And though product makers are thrilled with such rapid-fire consumer hits, there are a number of brand protection concerns that … Continue Reading