DOMO-NATION GROWS OVERSEAS AS BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS NEW INTERNATIONAL LICENSING DEALS
October 6, 2013

Pop Culture Sensation to Expand Global Presence with Rollout in United Kingdom, Benelux, and France

 

New York, NY, Oct. 5, 2013 – (Virtual Press Office) — The international retail presence for pop culture sensation Domo continues to grow as Big Tent Entertainment announced today four new product deals that will further establish the Internet sensation’s brand on a global scale. New agreements with companies in United Kingdom, Benelux, and France will introduce everything from plush to phone sleeves for Domo’s legions of fans.

Domo1CoverYours, a United Kingdom base company, has signed a deal for Domo branded mobile phone cases. The company has been innovating products in the mobile field since last year when their first on-demand print factory opened in Europe. Under the new deal, CoverYours will create cell phone cases, ego cell phone cases with USB openings, iPad and tablet cases, skins for electronics, Mohzy USB/Micro USB Cases.

Benelux based Stationery Team International is Europe’s leading publishing company renowned for its knowledge of youth culture and strong sales network throughout Europe and overseas. The company will put their fresh take on the Domo brand across Europe with school supplies and accessories, writing instruments, bags, backpacks, lunchboxes, and drinking bottles.

In France, ATM (Accessories Trade Marc) will create backpacks, messenger bags, purses and wallets adorned with everyone’s favorite pop culture icon. The company will also rollout a line of hats, caps, gloves, scarves, belts, and umbrellas. In addition, ICPN (Imagine Consumer Products Network) has signed a long term deal to produce plush, keyrings, collectible figurines, backpacks and hot water bottle covers all featuring Domo.

“Domo is a global brand with fans on every continent,” said Rich Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Big Tent Entertainment. “Every time we get the opportunity to bring new and exciting high quality products to any part of the world with the Domo image, we help expand the character’s special appeal.”

Domo’s unique look and personality as the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home as a pop culture icon within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites and videos posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr, among others. Now more than a decade later, the lovable fuzzy brown character’s cult status continues to grow with product flying off retail shelves.

About Big Tent Entertainment, LLC
Big Tent Entertainment, LLC (http://www.bigtent.tv) is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. The company represents the viral sensation Domo (ex. Asia), Discovery Kids from Discovery Communications, NBC/Universal’s Mun2 Network, Miffy in Northern America, and 24-hour preschool network Sprout, as well as global personalization brand Pixfusion.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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