Twenty years after its television debut, the animated series “The Simpsons” is still going strong. This mini-case profiles the Fox Broadcasting Company’s success with merchandise licensing, an area that has proven to be an unexpected cash cow.
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After reading and discussing the material, students should:
- Explain why The Simpsons merchandise licensing was such as "cash cow" for Fox Broadcasting.
- Analyze the strategies Fox used to capitalize on The Simpsons popularity around the world.