The Beat’s marketing reporter Taimur Dar looks at even more issues in last week’s furore: you ask the wrong questions in marketing, you end up with the wrong answers.
I’ve got a lot to say about preordering, All Time Comics, Smurfs, the Fourth Disruption and Steve McQueen, and by god, I’m going to say it.
As The Beat told you last week, Marvel has just their first retailer summit in nearly 20 years, in which 14 retail organizations from the Top 300 Marvel accounts were invited to meet with Axel Alonso, David Gabriel and other top execs to talk about the steps Marvel is taking to improve sales.
In one of the biggest no brainers in marketing history, this spring Marvel will start advertising key comics releases ahead of blockbuster movies and TV shows. It’s all part of the program to shore up periodical sales that they’ve been slowly rolling out, first to retail partners, then the public. The PR doesn’t specifically mention MCU movies […]
The return of Justice League and Dark Knight III helped bolster DC Comics’ flagging sales in February, but will it be enough to sustain them in the long term?
Marvel may need a bit more than a “bless you” to recover from this illness.
Gaze upon my works, ye mighty…
SECRET WARS has finally ended…with a shocking sales twist!
A new year, a new Image of you.
Magic is the new trend at Marvel!