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  • 1. Britannica Brand Licensing Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting Bright Ideas for Kids
  • 2. Goals of the EB Program • Extend the EB trademarks into educational toys, games, puzzles, and books to keep the brand alive in a non-encyclopedic context and reach households that may never purchase our traditional products. • Generate revenue • Create a Retail sales channel for EB • Offer new products to our Institutional and International distributors, eStores and end-users. Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 3. Product Categories All EB-branded products must deliver on EB’s commitment to knowledge and education.  Toys  Science Kits  Games  Puzzles  Puzzles  Interactive Devices  Plush Animals  Flash Cards  Workbooks  Classroom Products Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 4. Quality/Editorial Control We have a multi-step Quality/Editorial review program that includes: • Agency review • EB Marketing Communications • EB Editorial (involving subject-matter editors as needed) • EB Legal • And finally….. Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 5. Quality/Editorial Control We study packaging options: Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 6. Quality/Editorial Control And design packaging templates: Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 7. Britannica KIDS Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting And consider line and logo extensions:
  • 8. International Opportunities • Our #1 goal is to learn the market demand for EB- branded products and develop new, engaging products to meet this demand. We need to first succeed in the USA. • In 2011 we will explore non-USA markets, assess their potential, and create an internal process to support this growth. • FYI – All toys, when available, may be purchased for your own EB Stores. Contact Chuck Turoff in Chicago. Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 9. Interactive Talking Puzzles We have produced three puzzles: U.S. Presidents Interactive Game, Talking U.S. Puzzle, and Talking World Puzzle. Suggested Retail Price is USD $30. Each puzzle comes with an educational poster and a 90-day FREE subscription to Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 10. Jigsaw Puzzles Over the next three years we plan to develop and manufacture 20 different family-friendly cardboard (and possibly wooden) jigsaw puzzles. Suggested Retail Price is USD $15-20. Each puzzle comes with an educational poster and a 60-day FREE subscription to Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 11. We are developing a line of four interactive plush animals (Lion, Zebra, Elephant and Chimpanzee) and if they’re successful we’ll add four to eight more. Each animal is about 15 inches, so they’re nicely sized, and by pressing their paw, foot or ear you’ll hear audio clips describing the animal, it’s habitat, what it eats, weight, height, etc. Each animal will come with a small-format, 16-24 page hardcover book and a FREE subscription to Britannica Online for Kids. Suggested Retail Price: TBD Interactive Plush Animals Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting
  • 12. Retail BISL with Audio Pen Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting This summer we will be introducing a six-volume retail version of BISL which is enabled by an SD-X interactive pen which features an optical recognition element that can detect and decode invisible markings in the books and play audio through its built-in speaker. Suggested Retail Price is USD $8/book.
  • 13. Science Kits Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting Also on our “To Do” list is Britannica-branded science kits. These are scheduled for 2011. Below are sample concepts.
  • 14. Interactive Talking Globe Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting Also under consideration for 2011:
  • 15. Arby’s Restaurant Promotion Encyclopædia Britannica 2010 Global Meeting In April 2010 Arby’s will launch a Kid’s Meal campaign that features small- format, 16-page adaptations of the Britannica Learning Library. This four- book set, one released each week for four weeks, will be given away for free with the purchase of a Kid’s Meal and includes a 30-day FREE subscription to Britannica Online for Kids.
  • 16. Britannica Brand Licensing Steve Gilberg, Executive Director - International Licensing      Bright Ideas for Kids!     