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November 21st, 2014
Roman, Inc. and Downton Abbey Sign Licensing Agreement

Roman, Inc., a leader in the giftware industry, signed a licensing agreement with Downton Abbey® debuting January 2015, to design and distribute every day gift product and Christmas décor.

In 2015, Roman’s Downton Abbey line will offer an assortment of gift products based off of the hit television series. New offerings include items for everyday, such as wall plaques, frames, waterglobes, cloches/bell jars, night-lights and Cottage Garden music boxes. Roman will also offer ornaments for Christmas.

“We are very excited about the addition of Downton Abbey products to our licensed line,” said Dan Loughman, President and CEO of Roman. “This award-winning show appeals to multiple generations, and the formats we are introducing fill a void in the marketplace for a variety of retailers.”

About Roman, Inc.
In operation for more than 50 years, Roman is a leading producer and exclusive distributor of more than 8,000 gifts and decorative accessories. Roman offers a vast array of Christmas decorations and a wide range of inspirational, special occasion, and year-round giftware. To learn more about Roman, please visit www.roman.com, or contact Erin Kenny, Marketing Coordinator, at 630-705-4600 ext. 1459.

About Downton Abbey®
Downton Abbey® is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama airs in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 250 other territories around the world. Already the most popular drama in PBS history, Downton Abbey continues to see its audience grow each year: the Season Four premiere episode drew 12.3 million U.S. viewers to become the highest rated drama debut in PBS history; overall, the audience watching Season Four live or within the first seven days averaged 13 million a week. Downton Abbey is scheduled to return to PBS for Season Five beginning in January 2015.

About Knockout Licensing
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big name brands including British television drama Downton Abbey™; social media canine celebrity Boo, The World’s Cutest Dog™; best-selling book series turned popular television drama OUTLANDER™; preschool television show Justin Time™; beloved family classic Little House on the Prairie®; the world-renowned SINGER™ sewing brand; publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey™; the Smithsonian Institution Library Seed Catalog Collection, and more. Formed in 2012, Knockout Licensing is a joint venture between CopCorp Licensing and TK Brand Group.

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November 18th, 2014
AmericasMart Adds Lead Retrieval to Market Technology Services

AmericasMart® Atlanta will offer its thousands of permanent and temporary exhibitors the ability to track and optimize their at-Market buyer traffic with new lead retrieval services to be launched at The Atlanta International Gift and Home ... Continue Reading »


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