January 17, 2023
Penguin Random House Children’s U.K., together with global partners and agents in key territories, aims to make The World of Peter Rabbit a central part of this month’s Lunar New Year celebrations that welcome the Year of the Rabbit for 2023.
Penguin Random House Children’s marked 120 years of Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” in a yearlong series of celebrations last year and the business is primed to move forward with a roster of brand partners and licensees for Peter Rabbit during The Year of the Rabbit.
“We have worked closely with CAA, our brand licensing agent for China, and multiple markets across Asia, who have developed an incredible series of high-profile brand collaborations to launch during the Lunar New Year celebrations,” says David Sprei, commercial director, Penguin Ventures. “These include a global luxury hotel partnership and an exciting new experience that will reach fans in key territories, both of which will continue to position Peter Rabbit at the heart of the consumer experience. Thomas Merrington, our creative director, has overseen the production of a bespoke Year of the Rabbit style guide, which is being utilized by CAA and Penguin Random House China across all Peter Rabbit marketing activations locally, including the launch of a high-end fashion collaboration which will be announced shortly and a brand-new campaign, ‘My Reading Time With Peter Rabbit,’ which will launch in partnership with Penguin Random House China during this key period.”
“Peter Rabbit has a significant and fast-growing presence in China and across Asia and we look forward to celebrating the Lunar New Year with our colleagues at CAA and Penguin Random House China,” says Izzy Richardson, global brand director, Penguin Random House Children’s. “Alongside the licensing activity we are incredibly excited to see new Peter Rabbit publishing launch in China this year, supported by extensive promotional activity in bookstores and online. Building and engaging with our audiences online is key to our global strategy for The World of Peter Rabbit, and platforms such as TikTok, and our Peter Rabbit Weibo and WeChat channels will feature celebratory promotional activity throughout the Lunar New Year. We will also celebrate The Year of The Rabbit on our global social platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, alongside themed activities for families on our Peter Rabbit website.”
During the Year of the Rabbit, Penguin Random House Children’s will promote The World of Peter Rabbit on a global scale, reaching children, families and consumers with products, experiential activations and educational resources to drive further growth and engagement with the world’s first licensed literary character during a celebratory year.
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