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Striker Entertainment garners killer deals for its intellectual property brands.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

Their radar has a knack for detecting hot properties before they hit the mainstream stratosphere. Gravitating towards unique brands with an existing fan base, two California entrepreneurs count zombies, vampires and high-tech monkeys among their clientele. Nothing is too weird for this dynamic duo.

Meet Russell Binder and Marc Mostman. They are the founders of Striker Entertainment, a cutting-edge licensing and marketing agency that specializes in turning culturally relevant entertainment brands into powerful and profitable consumer product programs. Binder and Mostman have represented a variety of hot properties that include The Walking Dead, Twilight, The Hunger Games, Preacher, Angry Birds, Pacific Rim, Ted and Terminator.

MB Suncare AMB Suncare’s products allow users to keep their skin safe while they enjoy the sun of Miami Beach.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media  

The weather in Miami Beach, Fla., makes every day feel like summer, driving residents and tourists to its beaches. But the city wants people to enjoy the sand and sun safely by taking care of their skin and avoiding sunburns or skin cancer.

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Rovio Entertainment continues to build on the success of its Angry Birds franchise

by leveraging strategic licensing partnerships.

By Bianca Herron, Knighthouse Media  

Rovio began as a start-up mobile games company in 2003. Fifteen years later, it is best known for the “Angry Birds” franchise, which started from a mobile game that hit it big in 2009 when the original Angry Birds game was launched. With 4 billion downloads under its belt, Angry Birds is Rovio’s classic and most-beloved brand.

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Fun2Play has found success with its line of ‘Poo-nicorn’ toys.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

The words “adorable” and “poo” do not normally go hand-in-hand, but that did not stop Fun2Play Toys LLC from creating a hit product that combined both. The gamble has paid off for the Green Bay, Wis.-based company with its “Poo-nicorn” toys.

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The Boy Scouts of America is tapping the best licensing partners to provide its members

and consumers with positive outdoor experiences.

By Bianca Herron, Knighthouse Editorial Staff  

With nearly 1 million volunteers and over 50 million alumni, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is not only one of the largest scouting organizations in the United States, but also one of the largest youth organizations with about 2.3 million youth participants. 

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Logo 2Logo Brands enters exclusive and expanded licensing agreements while continuing to deliver products customers want for their outdoor lifestyle experiences. By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Retired homebuilder Bill McCauley founded Logo Brands from his two-car garage 15 years ago when he thought it would be a smart idea to put college team logos on a chair. “The ‘soccer mom’ chairs lined the soccer fields, Bill put a logo on it and thus a company was born,” Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kris Talley says.

The Franklin, Tenn.-based company started as the place to buy tailgating chairs. By listening to its customers and retailers, Logo Brands began expanding its product line to become the premier manufacturer of outdoor/indoor, on-the-go lifestyle and tailgating products. “We went after the marketshare of people who go to games and are now selling to every major retailer,” Talley notes. “We have a wide selection with 107 product lines, but the main reason for our success is our people and core values.”

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