‘The Last Kids on Earth’ leaps from books to Netflix to toys. Next stop: billion-dollar franchise

The brand strategy behind the best-selling book series expanding to Netflix, toys, and video games. When my son Henry was seven he hated reading. Hated it. Loved the story part, hated the reading part. Now 10 years old, Henry is rarely farther than arm’s length away from a book.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-10-30 07:00:43 UTC ]
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