The Fashion Industry Post COVID-19

By | June 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

“This is a wake-up call for both us as consumers and for the industry as a whole. The threat that this pandemic holds over our heads is a call to action for the fashion industry to slow down, move away from mass production, and change direction.” (Cressi; 2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the fashion and [...]

A New Way of Living

By | May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

If anyone had told me a year ago, that I would not be able to walk into my local gym, share a cup of coffee with a friend at my local coffee spot or freely take a walk on the beach, I would definitely have come to the conclusion that they were loopy. In a world [...]

Business as Usual in Unusual Circumstances

By | April 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Our everyday normality as the BHL team has been turned on its head in the past 2 weeks and we have been forced to look at how to do business differently. We are working more intensely to keep business as usual while looking after ourselves and our families in these unusual circumstances. Although our outputs remain [...]

The Unsung Hero of the Office

By | March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The Reception or The Front of House function is a pivotal role for any company, and one which has evolved greatly! In countries far afield this function bears the rather fancy title of “Administrative Professional.” Receptionists today are much more than just a switchboard; they often coordinate the whole guest experience as well as provide administrative [...]

Health, Wealth & Happiness- Can You Have all 3?

By | February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

What is the importance of wellness in a company? A study done by Deloitte* found that 68% percent of 354 South African respondents, felt that employee well-being programmes promote employee productivity or improve bottom line results and 59% feel that well-being programmes support employee retention. We asked one of the employees at Blue Horizon Licensing, Jacky, [...]

How to Get Through an Audit Process

By | January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Generally when a Licensee is elected for an audit they want to run for the hills, put their heads in the sand and hope the auditors don’t find them. This does not need to be the case, you can have a seamless audit provided that you comply with the terms and conditions of your Licensee Agreement. [...]

How To Make the Most of Your Internship

By | December 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

In January 2019 I began my internship at Blue Horizon Licensing. Just like most things in life this experience was not what I expected it to be. When the word intern comes up most people associate it with a young person picking up coffee orders for meetings. However, Merriam Webster defines intern as an advanced student [...]

Growth of e-commerce in South Africa

By | December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

In the current economic climate of South Africa and frankly the world, the only thing we can be certain of is that the only constant in life, is change.  As a Millennial, it is almost unfathomable to think of a time prior to the digital era.  We have grown accustomed to consuming massive amounts of data [...]

A Trip Down Licensing Lane

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Licensing has a rich history and modern day licensing dates back to the late 1800, with Theodore Roosevelt to be the first celebrity to have his name licensed in 1902 (loc654).  Ever wonder why we call a plush toy a Teddy Bear? Well a candy shop owner’s wife stitched a couple of bear dolls and offered [...]

Mattel Licensing Summit 2019

By | October 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Once a year we host our annual Mattel Consumer Products Licensing Summit in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Here we meet with our Licensees and Retailers to offer information on the following year’s plans across our brands. We create a space that encourages innovation, creativity and integration of our brands into their businesses. This is a [...]