Author: Ryley Bane

New Fall Youth Culture Study Reveals Most Effective Advertising and Sponsorship Patterns, Social Networking, Digital Entertainment, Plus Revealing Trends in Action Sports, Music, Beverages, Food, and Automotive

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Label Networks is pleased to announce the release of their 15th Annual Fall Youth Culture Study 2015! Here’s more: September 15, 2015, Los Angeles, CA–Fresh research and analysis released today from Label Networks’ 15th Fall Youth Culture Study 2015 reveals new shifts in what youth markets think is effective advertising and sponsorship patterns that are […]

Incase, Apple-centric Cult Brand for Go-Pro Generation, Bought by Incipio Technologies

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It’s been clear from the beginning that the designers of the brand Incase targets someone who appreciates the Apple-aesthetic and thinks of their backpacks as an extension of their lifestyles. Instead a loads of straps for carabiners, it’s more important to have departments for one’s tablet, iPhone, or GoPro set-up. It takes into account the […]

Quiksilver Files for Bankruptcy in the U.S., Brings on Oaktree Capital, Investor for Billabong

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We saw this coming a mile away in our Youth Culture Studies when we noticed that Quiksilver started losing rankings in preferences among the youth marketplace starting around 2006. While many teen retailers blame the 2008 recession for the beginning of economic hard times, the real trouble is when your target market thinks you’re completely […]

Agenda Ends Winter New York Show and Takes It to Miami Instead in Cool Wynwood Location, Home to Mural Projects During Art Basel

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Big news today from Agenda trade show, the leader in action sports, streetwear, urbanwear apparel, footwear and accessories as they have moved their New York show to Miami. We’re pleased to hear this, especially the cool location and timeframe. Here’s more: On January 18, 2016, Agenda will launch in Miami, FL. We have been holding […]

X Games Oslo to Launch in February 2016, Bringing Together Both Summer and Winter Sports

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The ESPN X Games just announced big news last night, the launch of another X Games in Oslo, Norway, which will feature now only men’s and women’s events in Snowboarding and Skiing, but also Skateboarding with a street course that will be built as a permanent structure for the city once the X Games leaves. […]

Can It Get Any Worse for American Apparel? 20 Lawsuits, Impending Debt, Talks of Bankruptcy Loom

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American Apparel is in talks for potential bankruptcy just when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse. 17% decline in revenue from $19.4 million in their second quarter to $16.2 million a year ago means they have burned about $23 million in Q2 alone. There are also some 20 lawsuits surrounding the firing of former […]

Converse Unveils Chuck Taylor All Star II—Updates Look and Materials On the Classic

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The fact that Converse sneakers were first introduced in 1917 and is still going strong is one of most incredible brand success stories out there. This week, after much anticipation especially among sneaker-freakers and bloggers, Converse revealed the Chuck Taylor All Star II with an updated look and materials. “The Chuck Taylor All Star is […]

VF Reports 2nd Quarter Financials, Vans Up 23%

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It’s been another good quarter for VF Corporation, owners of The North Face, Vans, Timberland, and Wrangler, among others, with their second quarter revenues up 5%, lead by Vans which is up 23%. “Our second quarter was another strong illustration of the ability of our global, diverse and powerful brands and platforms to deliver consistent, […]

Katy Perry to Be the Featured Holiday Girl for H&M, Replacing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

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Fast-fashion retailer H&M is coming off another strong quarter with sales including increased by 14% in in June 2015 compared to the same month the previous year. They’ve also just announced that their new Holiday campaign will feature Katy Perry. Katy, who got a significant boost after being on the Vans Warped Tour years ago, […]

Non-Profit Executive Erika Seward to Exit Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC); Co-founder Kathleen Gasperini to Lead the Foundation Into Its 20th Year

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Los Angeles, Calif. (July 7, 2015) – B4BC Executive Director Erika Seward is stepping down from her post after five years with the youth-focused non-profit organization.  Co-founder Kathleen Gasperini succeeds her as the organization heads into its 20th year. “Leading this foundation has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” said Seward.  […]