Jackie Fast

Jackie Fast

4 Key Takeaways From Omaha

Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting: Insights on Investing in Celebrity Brands Sandbox Studios had the privilege of attending the much-anticipated Berkshire Hathaway 2024 annual shareholders’ meeting in May, alongside 40,000 other investors, luminaries, and industry titans – including Tim Cook…

The Allure Of Celebrity Brands

In the ever-evolving landscape of investment opportunities, we’re turning the spotlight on a category that fuses the glitz of celebrity with the grind of business: celebrity brands. This arena merges star appeal with strategic marketing to create products that resonate…

Biggest Trend At Expo West: Your Mama

The biggest trend no one is talking about The Natural Products Expo West 2024 took place from March 12-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, offering a comprehensive platform for natural, organic, and conscious products. With over 90,000 attendees, Expo West…

Celebrities Are A Force Multiplier

Force Multiplier:\fo(e)rs\məl- tə -plĪ(ə)r n: A tool that dramatically amplifies your effectiveness. Originally coined in the military, force multiplier refers to the use of technology or skills that make effort more effective. Nothing could be truer than adding celebrity star…

Celebrity Ownership: How Much Is Too Much?

Understanding the Matrix of Celebrity Deals Most people assume that the greater the ownership in a company, the greater care the person will have in seeing that business succeed. Whilst that is often the case in the real world, this…

Yezzy Fallout Aftermath

Failed celebrity brands are often noted because they failed. Failed to secure customers, failed to get on the shelves, failed at product-market-fit. Whilst the reasoning behind these failures is varied and vast, one often doesn’t consider the failure of a…

Why Celebrity Brands Fail

And The Two Things You Need To Look Out for We talk a lot about why celebrity co-founders make great partners and most importantly, how they can quickly accelerate a brand’s growth. But what about when it goes south? Who…

Market Heating Up For Talent-Led Brands

Investments announced by r.e.m. beauty, Henry Rose, and Ceremonia – all led by one investor While the rest of the market stagnates, that has not been the case for many celebrity-led brands who have had major announcements in the past…