MDR Brand Management scores First Licensing Partnership to Build the FIFA Corporate Brand
MDR Brand Management, FIFA’s appointed licensing agency across Asia, has secured the launch of official licensed FIFA-branded clothing in South Korea, working with Korean fashion company, Cowell Fashion.
The first drop of FIFA-branded casual wear, athleisure, footwear and accessories is being widely sold across shop-in-shops in leading Korean department stores, including Shinsegae and Lotte, and their respective online platforms. The collection also has presence in the duty-free section of Seoul’s primary airport, Incheon.
Cowell Fashion, a best-in-class company with decades of experience supplying and manufacturing high quality fashion products, will also launch an everyday-wear licensed capsule collection to celebrate the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. It is investing heavily in marketing and social media through high-profile seasonal campaigns featuring three K-Pop artists, Soyeon Jeon, Code Kunst and Won-Jae Woo, depicting the new look for FIFA.
MDR Brand Management was appointed by FIFA, the international governing body of association football, in 2021 to strategically build a long-term licensing program in Asia and lead on a vision to establish FIFA as a year-round top tier lifestyle brand, with a nod to its sporting heritage. Cowell Fashion is the first licensing partner to engage in the FIFA licensing program.
Daniel Avener, CEO at MDR Brand Management, commented: “We are so proud to be developing such an incredible project for FIFA and to deliver on their new brand objectives. Launching the new product range is an exciting development for FIFA within South Korea and we look forward to working with licensing partner Cowell Fashion to expand FIFA’s retail offering in other markets around the world. The new brand vision allows FIFA to connect with existing football fans but also engage new audiences.” Cowell Fashion’s FIFA official licensed product range is currently only available in South Korea, but further announcements are expected.
About MDR Brand Management
MDR Brand Management was launched in September 2018 to address the growing complex challenges that brand owners face in the global marketplace. Today, MDR Brand Management is a multi-award-winning Brand Management business, operating in 25 markets across the world, and through the acquisition of Click! Licensing Asia in October 2020 and the opening of 3 offices as a franchise in India, of 1 office in Korea, MDR now delivers the most comprehensive Pan-Asian brand management solution in the world.