Monday, June 15, 2015
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 15, 2015) –The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the licensing affiliate of IMG College, has been selected as the exclusive trademark licensing representative for Michigan State University, it was announced today.
Michigan State was previously one of the nation’s largest remaining independent licensing programs. The perennial Power 5 contender in football and basketball, which has more than 530,000 alumni in the U.S., selected CLC for its ability to grow a large licensing program with incredible potential.
“Michigan State is a successful brand that had many options for the future of its licensing program, and we are proud they recognized the national footprint, strategic approach to brand management, and access to resources across a variety of industries that only we can offer,” said CLC SVP and Managing Director Cory Moss.
CLC’s brand management strategy for Michigan State will focus on ensuring long-term value through partnerships with best-in-class licensees; utilizing CLC’s exclusive retail intelligence and extensive consumer insights to expand the presence of the school’s merchandise at retail; reaching consumers through mobile marketing platforms; and building the brand through CLC’s local, regional, and national marketing programs.
CLC represents nearly 200 collegiate institutions nationwide, and has signed more than 25 new school deals thus far in 2015.
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About the Collegiate Licensing Company
CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. Founded in 1981, CLC is the leading collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta, CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 90 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development.