Jimmy the Bull Expands Enesco License


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        Adorable Internet Sensation from Artist Raphael Montesso

       To Expand Collection from Enesco Ltd to US


New York, NY, August 9, 2018: The beloved internet sensation bull terrier “Jimmy the Bull” is proud to announce that they have expanded their license with leading giftware company Enesco Ltd., to include new US collections of gift products. Created by artist Raphael Mantesso, Jimmy the Bull licensing includes hundreds of charming and humorous images that combine photography and free hand illustrations.


Now, under the expanded license, Enesco will be offering gift products including figurines, picture frames, wall art, tote-bags, umbrellas, make up bags, dog bowls, and other products to major retailers throughout North America and Europe.


Appropriately named after the footwear designer, Jimmy Choo, with whom the duo later collaborated with for a line of bags and women’s accessories, Jimmy the Bull photographs are created by placing the beloved pet within hand drawn illustration – from sunglasses, to the newspaper, to even a cape and a city skyline creating a flying superhero. Since its first release in 2015, the whimsical drawings of Jimmy the Bull have captured the world’s attention. The images were broadcast across global media and Jimmy the Bull’s Instagram feed became an immediate international sensation followed by his first book entitled “A Dog Named Jimmy” featuring a collection of the tongue-in-cheek imagery. As heartwarming as he is hilarious, Jimmy the Bull continues to delight animal lovers everywhere.


The license with Enesco was created by The Brand Liaison and Art Ask Agency, the agents for Jimmy the Bull licensing, in US and Europe respectively.  Expanding upon the success of Jimmy the Bull’s book of art and imagery, Jimmy the Bull licensing includes giftables, calendars, stationery, ceramics, hydration, and much more.

For more information on Jimmy the Bull licensing, please contact The Brand Liaison at www.TheBrandLiaison.com and in Europe Jimmy the Bull licensing is handled by Art Ask Agency.  www.ArtAskAgency.com


About Jimmy the Bull:

When Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him, she took everything except their beloved bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his best friend, blank walls and a magic marker. Their Instagram feed became an immediate worldwide sensation followed by his first book entitled “A Dog Named Jimmy” featuring a collection of tongue-in-cheek imagery. Now, Jimmy the Bull licensing includes hundreds of charming and cheeky images chronicling the owner and dog’s relationship and adventures, combining photography and free hand illustrations.


About Enesco:

UK based Enesco Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enesco, LLC headquartered in the US. Enesco, LLC, is a global leader in the gift and home décor industries. Serving more than 40,000 customers worldwide, the company designs, develops and distributes consumer products to a wide variety of specialty card and gift retailers, home décor boutiques, national retail chains and direct-to-consumer retailers. Enesco is owned by Balmoral Funds, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.


About The Brand Liaison:

The Brand Liaison is a boutique licensing agency focused on creating new revenue streams for our clients through licensing, strategic partnerships and other brand extension programs. For licensors, our goal is to commercialize opportunities that will extend our clients' brands into cohesive product categories to maximize their licensing potential. For manufacturers, we assist in acquiring brands and developing strong licensing programs in order to create long term retail success. In each case, we work closely with our clients to ensure that our brand extension activities compliment the strategic goals and objectives of each client and brand that we represent. http://thebrandliaison.com



       Steven Heller, The Brand Liaison, LLC


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