Cynthia Modders: To connect face-to-face with licensees and retailers.
What do you look for in a licensing partner?
Solid distribution and innovation.
You’ve been in this role for 13 years (according to LinkedIn), how have you seen the industry change?
It’s certainly become much more digital. People have become more collaborative on deal-making as traditional models are not working anymore.
Nostalgia has been huge in recent years and Firefly manages brands like Pan Am and Love Is..., how has Firefly tried to capitalize on that increased popularity?
We understand that in these crazy times people want to connect with brands that take them back, that have a certain familiarity that brings them joy and nostalgia of how simpler things were. Especially with a Pandemic, Bob Ross, Pan Am, Love is… and many more resonate now more than ever before.
How has COVID-19 changed the industry?
People sought out contentthat they might not have found. Being confined to their homes allowed them to seek out all kinds of new content, they also looked for things that brought them a smile, that were positive, kind and resonated in a more personal way.
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