Rainbow Group has detailed the launch of a new global marketing and licensing strategy for its international hit series, Winx Club, as it looks to target the young adult audience through fashion, accessories, beauty, and make-up.
Winx Club has been a global ratings success for the Italian content studio since its debut back in 2004, with each new series landing further broadcast partners to help make it one of the leading girls’ properties on the international scene.
Alongside the global strategy aimed at kids, Rainbow’s in-house design team has created a variety of differing style guides and a look-book to support its enhanced global strategy for consumer products focusing on teenage girls and the 20-something female audience, with initial specific focuses on fashion, accessories, beauty and make-up.
To support the new young adults’ consumer products strategy a variety of marketing, PR and digital activities will ensure the engagement of both evergreen fans, as well as new audiences worldwide. Additionally, the co-operation with Netflix and the timing of the successful launch of Fate: The Winx Saga, aligns with Rainbow’s new young adult CP strategy.
Fate: The Winx Saga is an exclusive Netflix original live-action adaptation of the animation series and produced in collaboration with Rainbow. Within six weeks of its launch on Netflix (January ‘21), the series has established itself as a global ratings success and been commissioned for a second season (Netflix announcement 18 February ’21).
As a TV series, Winx Club has crossed multi-cultural boundaries with its breadth of characters and themes such as friendship, courage, and determination. These themes are as relevant to today’s young children and young adults, as they were back in 2004 when season one debuted around the world.