Nov 5, 2010

B.U.M EQUIPMENT
BACK IN THE SADDLE
SPRING FORWARD 2010
Five New Licenses Signed

October 20, 2010 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne, Chairman, and Steve Marra, Vice Chairman, of Bum Equipment are pleased to announce the signing of five new licenses for B.U.M. Equipment.  Sierra Fashions has signed 3 new licenses for Young Men’s, Juniors and Boys Apparel.  Gelati International has signed a license for Men’s & Boy’s Underwear and Thermals and Stylos Y Shows S.A. de C.V.has signed a Master License for Mexico.

B.U.
M. BRAND IDEAL FOR TODAY’S ECONOMIC CLIMATE

“Never before has the time been more right for the B.U.M. Equipment brand to take center stage.  Consistent with the global economic downturn and now the subsequent revival, consumers are seeking brands that are both politically correct, great quality, comfortable and good value.  Haute couture is less of a necessity and updated streetwear collections are in.  This all plays perfectly to the roots of the B.U.M. brand,”
sights Stephen Wayne, Chairman of B.U.M. Equipment.   "BUM has delivered over $2 BILLION worth of product in the USA since we bought it back in 1997 and now we are poised to strike again with great fashion, quality and terrific marketing aimed at a whole new generation plus all those who remember their favorite B.U.M EQUIPMENT Sweatshirts in the late 80's and 90's, adds Wayne."

As fashionistas are finding it improper and sometimes even uncomfortable to carry chic luxury label packages down the street, what better than for them to adorn a street brand that stands for great quality, comfort and value?  Voila, B.U.M. is the right brand for today’s times.  With that in mind, B.U.M. Equipment sought to retarget it marketing and seek the right apparel partner to relaunch their label in better department and specialty stores with Sierra Fashions

SIERRA FASHIONS CREATE  B.U.M. APPAREL FOR SPRING 2011

For Spring 2011, Sierra Fashions will take on a very exciting endeavor.  They have secured three licenses for B.U.M. Equipment: Young Men’s, Juniors and Boys Apparel.  Sierra, founded in 1993 by Sandy Sharma, CEO, Sierra Fashions has launched key licenses in the past including: Mecca Femme, Andrew Fezza Sportswear and its own Dollz and Legendary Couture brands. They cater to mid-tier department and specialty stores.

The new direction for B.U.M. Equipment will encompass a complete lifestyle collection of woven and knitted tops and bottoms including some specialized denim pieces all paying homage to its’ original West Coast roots paired with a more streetwear edge.  Sandy Sharma, owner and CEO of Sierra Fashions explains, “I wanted B.U.M. Equipment to speak to a whole new generation that was never exposed to the original B.U.M. brand in the past.”  Sharma also remarked,   “The reception of the return of B.U.M. has been extremely positive and buyers are eager to see the new face of a brand they all remember as being a profitable force to be reckoned with. The Buyers and Retail Management all loved B.U.M as a key brand for them and now think it is a perfect time to relaunch it again to their current customer base."

Men’s key fashion items will include embellished vintage washed tees, worn-out rugby polo’s, woven’s with frayed patching, slim fit denim with abrasions, and  active inspired fleece and cargo shorts. Essential to the look of the brand are soft washed fabrics, appliqués, and innovative finishes. (See attached images)

In Juniors, look for whimsical chambray dresses, maxis, rompers, jumpers, novelty denim, fun woven’s, flirty knitwear and soft citrus active components. (See attached images)

B.U.M. Equipment production will take place in China, India and Viet Nam for the initial launch.

When asked about the challenge of re-launching a brand that was all the rage in the 80’s and then again in the late 90’s, Sharma replied, “There is a pretty simple formula for bringing back a brand such as B.U.M...give them trend right product at great prices while constantly exploring new avenues in design and textiles to create buzz and excitement.”

The B.U.M. Equipment showroom
of Sierra Fashions is located at:
1384 Broadway, Suite  1401, NYC. 212-221-7770   www.sierrafashions.com
Contacts:
Sandy Sharma - CEO  
Jeff Taxier - V.P. Men’s & Boys 
Stephen Sheppard - National Sales Manager, Juniors

GELATI INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES B.U.M. UNDERWEAR APRIL 2011

Gelati International is pleased to be adding B.U.M. Equipment to its list of licensed brands for Men’s & Boys Underwear and Thermals for Spring 2011.  Founded 8 years ago, Gelati has had success with character licenses such as Popeye, Heathcliff and Speed Racer.

Ike Franco, owner of Gelati International remarked, “With B.U.M. Equipment, although it hasn't been active for sometime in our category, I feel that buyers still have good name recognition and have voiced a great desire to try it .”

Gelati is planning to focus on mid-tier department stores for the B.U.M. Equipment brand targeting  Dillards and other department stores for first round test orders.  Sales are estimated to hit $2 to 3 million in 2011, starting with the line being ready by April 2011.

The main items offered will be all types of packaged men’s and boys boxer shorts, briefs, boxer briefs, undershirts and thermals.

The B.U.M. Equipment showroom of Gelati International
is located at:
10 W. 33rd Street, Rm 1222, NYC 212-564-7222   www.GoGelati.com
Contacts:
Ike Franco & Michael Franco

B.U.M. LAUNCHES MASTER LICENSE IN MEXICO WITH STYLOS Y SHOW S.A. INTERNATIONAL
 

Stylos Y Show S.A. de C.V. has the licenses for Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Arrow, Members Only and many other brands and is an expert in developing Master Licenses for Mexico and other countries throughout the world. Stephen Wayne, CEO of Bum Equipment LLC exclaimed, "We are looking forward to a very good relationship with the management headed up by Mr. Moises Tawil. The Tawil family is one of the most respected families in Mexico and will be a formidable force to launch Bum Equipment in Mexico. This will be the first direct launch into Mexico by B.U.M Equipment LLC. The launch is set for Fall 2010."
 
B.U.M. EQUIPMENT OVERVIEW

Bum currently has a dozen licensees in the U.S.A and licenses its name worldwide to countries including Mexico, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Viet Nam. Presently, B.U.M. is continuing to seek out new partners to help the brand vision and round out the presentation at retail both in the U.S.A and overseas.  B.U.M. Equipment is in discussions for Girls sizes 4-16 Sportswear and Infants and Toddlers Sportswear and Footwear. B.U.M Equipment was recognized in the ‘Top 100 Brands’ in WWD 8 times in the past ten years.   Although the apparel has not been present at retail in the USA since 2005, B.U.M. is still very highly recognizable and is one of the few brands that has successfully marketed itself to a Men's, Women's, and Children's market as well as a full line of Accessories and Footwear.  B.U.M. Equipment now has licensees in the USA in Men's, Women's & Boy's Sportswear, Men's & Boy's Underwear & Thermals, Men's & Women's Watches, Men's & Women's Ophthalmic Eyewear, Men's & Women's & Children's Hosiery, Men's, Women's & Children's Cold Weather Goods, and Women's Handbags.

Website:   www.bumequipment.com 


October 31, 2010
Billboard and New Ads released in time for the Election and League Championships

Bum Equipment LLC and Culture Apparel, the newest Licensee  for Mens and Ladies Apparel are proud to announce that they have launched a new ad campaign to coordinate with the Holiday and Election Season . The Newest Shots were taken at Milk Studios in New York City's  Cheslea area. The new campaign incorporate some of Culture's hottest selling T Shirts which have tag lines that poke fun at the candidates like Sarah Palin and combine the hottest selling fits and silhouettes  and have been some of the hottest selling items at Yellow Rat Bastard Stores in downtown Soho.

Bum's new ad campaign features female rapper Misfit and other models utilizng their new edgier approach that have retailer's wagging their tongues at the New Bum Equipment Lines being offered by Culture Apparel.The new ad campaign will debut in Time Square starting November 3rd just in time for the election on one of Times Square newest Electronic Billboards on the corner of 46 and 47th and Broadway. This location is right in front of the new Tickets Booth which incorporates a new seating area for tourists to sit on while waiting on line for their tickets to all the Broadway shows. and  Yellow Rat Bastard's Soho location will be tagged as well in the ads. Mayor Mike Bloomberg will be cutting the ribbon this week to kick off the launch of this newest tourist attraction . The campaign will the be rolled out to be used in other outdoor billboards and consumer magazines beginning in Spring and Post Season Major league Baseball Programs. Estimated budget for first year are set at $ 1,000,000 according to Chairman of the Board Stephen Wayne

 

April 15, 2009
Bum Equipment product featured in the May issue of Nylon Magazine



March 8, 2008
Bum Mens Sportwear featured in New York Times Fashion of the Times Section
Please find a copy of yesterday's Sunday New York Times Fashion of the Times Section where we were chosen and highlighted in the Pickup Pix section.This isone of the Tops form our newest Bum Men's Sportswear Collection from Culture Apparel. Job well Done!!

 

 

 


B.U.M EQUIPMENT
LAUNCHES FALL 2008 AD CAMPAIGN
In Time for Final All Star Game at Yankee Stadium

July 9, 2008 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne, Chairman, and Steve Marra, Vice Chairman, of Bum Equipment are pleased to announce the kickoff of their new B.U.M. Equipment Fall Ad Campaign coinciding with Major League Baseball’s 79th Annual All Star Game next week in NYC.

Bum Equipment launches a brand new ad campaign for 2008/2009 next week to debut in conjunction with the 79th Annual All Star Game and Activities that will take place at Yankee Stadium in New York next Tuesday, July 15th. “The audience exposure to a diverse demographic international group is great for the B.U.M. brand,” remarks Stephen Wayne.

B.U.M Equipment’s newest ads were shot  in June at Chelsea Milk Studios in New York City.  They feature “MISFIT” (www.misfit.uk.com & www.myspace.com/misfitdior), female British rapper of the VH1 “White Rapper Show”.   Being that she is not the average rapper, one of her mentors coined her the “Misfit”.  The recording industry calls her a strong, sexy independent talent with a swagger like no other.  Her British accent adds to the mystique for this now Brooklyn based babe.  Misfit loves fashion and was pleased to participate in the B.U.M campaign.  The ads also include shots with models, Jody Carlson and Kalefe Williams. 

The new ads will appear first in the 2008 All Star Game Program at Yankee Stadium and released to coincide with all the activities surrounding All Star Weekend. This is the “Final Season” in the old Yankee Stadium which is being torn down at the end of this season before the Yankees move to their new digs across the street.  The new campaign will be followed up with other shots that will be appearing in consumer fashion and lifestyle magazines targeted to both the contemporary man and contemporary woman for the Fall and 4th Quarter.  Expenditures are planned at $500,000 beginning in July.  The campaign will include, both consumer and trade advertising.  Attention-getting outdoor billboards in Time Square will showcase the B.U.M. Equipment brand.  Also B.U.M. ads will appear in all the post season Major League Programs including the Divisional Playoffs and League Championships and World Series.

Stephen Wayne, Chairman of the Board of Bum Equipment LLC made the following comments about the new B.U.M Ads, "The new campaign features the newest products launched recently under the "Bum Heritage" moniker.  This collection is aimed at the better market offered only to Better Department Stores and Better Specialty Stores which have an edgier taste level ". 

Bum presently has a dozen licensees in the U.S.A and licenses its name worldwide to countries including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Viet Nam. Bum is presently working on several major deals in Mexico, and the U.S.A which will be announced later this month,

The B.U.M Equipment brand has always had a very simple approach and concept.  It has continually ranked year after year as a Top 100 Name as designated by WWD and recently as a Top 10 Hip Brand by WWD (December Book of Lists 2007).   It is a name that is well known in Men’s, Women’s and Children’s apparel and accessories throughout the world. 

Picture caption: B.U.M. Equipment Ads featuring “MISFIT”, white female rapper & models.

 

February 7, 2008
B.U.M EQUIPMENT NEW ADS FOR WWD AND DNR MAGIC ISSUES

August 17, 2007
New Ad Campaign

Ladies and Gentlemen: We are proud to introduce you to our newest Billboard Creative that will be shown in Times Square on the Toys R Us Billboard. This will run from November 1st 2007 thru January 2008.The Theme is "Vintage BUM". There are two separate Boards one facing Broadway and North and one facing south on Broadway. You can view them by clicking here. We hope you pass this information on to all your retailers and wish you good luck on using the new creative. The format we are sending this to you is in Low Resolution when the ad appears it will of course be in high resolution since it will be 1000 times larger. You can enlarge the board by just doing so on the media player Real Player. We will be following up this billboard in print by utilizing two of these visuals for Christmas in magazines to be selected within the end of this month which will appear in November Issues. We will share this information with you as soon as we finalize them.

Best Regards,

Stephen Wayne                                                   Steve Marra
Chairman of the Board                                      Vice Chairman of the Board
Bum Equipment LLC                                         Bum Equipment LLC
71 Ironia Road                                                     42 New Orleans Road Suite E
Mendham New Jersey 07945                              Hilton Head SC 29928
Phone: 973-543-5679                                            843-842-9004
Fax: 973-543-5680                                                843-842-9014
Mobile: 917-520-9600                                          843-290-7006
Email: Swayne@BumEquipment.com               Steve@BumEquipment.com

 

June 13, 2007
New Ad Campaign

We are proud to announce that we have started to work on a new ad campaign that will kick off for Holiday 2007 and have begun to purchase time and media to show it off. It will kickoff in Times Square where we have purchased a substantial block of time on the Toys R Us Main Store in the middle of Times Square. We negotiated a great situation to be featured on their own sign that is right in front of their flagship store during the busiest time of the year. The spot will run 4 times every hours 24 hours a day from November 5th thru January 1st. This will be incredible as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade gets featured TV coverage on that corner as well for the prestigious New Years Eve Party held every year in Times Square. This Corner is where the Dick Clark Show Cameras aim at most of the night. So we are indeed very happy with this great launch. For those of you that know the Toys R Us Store they have sold us basically their own sign to be viewed that faces North South and West. We will keep you up to date and show you the 30 second Spot that we can use all over the country or on TV when it is completed. Looks like a great way to end the year and bring in the new one.

March 27, 2007

ADDS GLOBAL REPRESENTATION IN FAR EAST AND SIGNS FIRST LICENSEE:PT  RICKY PUTRA GLOBALINDO Tbk FOR UNDERWEAR IN INDONESIA

February. 13, 2007 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne, Chairman, and Steve Marra, Vice Chairman, of Bum Equipment & SOS Management  are pleased to announce the appointment of GLOBAL BRANDS GROUP, an international brands management company based in Singapore with additional international offices.  There responsibility is to develop and maintain a complete BUM Equipment Licensing Program for the territories of Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and India.  Neal Rudge of Global Brands is overseeing the new venture and brand rollout across broader Asia from India to Japan to Australia.  Stephen Wayne commenting  optimistically about this new affiliation for the Bum brand says, “I am very confident of this new collaboration. Neal Rudge and his Global Brands Group bring a totally new perspective, knowledge and competence to rolling out our Bum brand in the Far East and beyond.  We have very high expectations for this venture.” 

When asked what attracted Rudge to the BUM brand whose company also represents Sports & Entertainment brands FIFA, Warner Bros. and PGA Tour among others, he says, “Bum Equipment is an excellent example of a brand with enormous heritage and depth combined with strong growth potential in Asia.  Besides that, many of us remember it fondly from our youth, and remember it for its classic design, comfort and durability.”  In regard to the state of branded apparel in the Pan Asia region, Rudge remarks, “Retail in general in Asia is exploding in so many ways – in terms of its sophistication and level of competition, as well as modernization in such key markets as China, India and Indonesia.  So it is both an opportunity and a challenge to deliver exciting brand solutions to consumers.  Bum Equipment is a perfect vehicle with which to enter this dynamic sector.”

UNDERWEAR LICENSE SIGNED

Carol Tan of Global Brands Group shares information on the first license they have signed for Bum Equipment for underwear.  The new licensee for underwear is PT RICKY PUTRA GLOBALINDO Tbk located in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Their factory consisting of 3000 workers is located in Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta.  Additionally, they have a mill factory with 1000 workers in Banduing.

The Indonesian underwear licensee started its own men’s underwear line, GT MAN TWENTY, three years ago and have already achieved a 40% market share in Indonesia.  According to Tan, “The company recognized that Bum Equipment is a classic brand that is synonymous with offering the highest quality and attention to detail for all of its merchandise.” 

The main distribution channels will be to the modern trade such as department stores (60 stores), hypermarkets (40 stores) and supermarkets (50 stores).    The retail price will range from $7.00 - $15.00 USD.  The 2007 Bum Equipment underwear collections will be geared towards creating a combination of both classic and fashionable items with high emphasis on stylish, comfort and quality wear.  Manufacturing of the Bum brand will be in their Bogor factory and the release date is scheduled for May 2007.

“Quality and comfort should be the key for Bum Equipment underwear and we hope to target to affluent, educated, articulate and fashion conscious males who are also into sports and leading a healthy lifestyle,” states Carol Tan of Global Brands Group.

BUM Equipment operates more than a dozen licenses worldwide.  In America, BUM has licenses for infant & toddler apparel, men’s women’s and children’s footwear, hosiery, luggage, watches, ophthalmic eyewear, handbags, backpacks, sunglasses, and cold weather accessories.  Bum Equipment also has international licenses including Taiwan where it has 40 Bum stores and in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and now Viet Nam with over 24 stores plus selling to top department stores.   Wal-Mart  purchased the Bum Equipment trademark outright for Canada in 1997 and it has recently become their biggest brand in Canada.

www.bumequipment.com

www.globalbrandsgroup.com

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March 3, 2007
Check out Bum Available now at Famous Footwear Nationwide

 
Ladies and Gentlemen:You will be able to view a wide assortment of Ladies and  some new Mens Footwear if you have a chance to pop into a famous Footwear Outlet near you.With over 450 stores, Bum should have a good assortment in most stores. Brown Shoe has done a great job in placing this large 100,000 plus shoe assortment. Great Job to everyone a Brown Shoe.
Famous Footwear carries such well known  Department Store Brands such as  BCBG, Aerosoles, Mudd, Rampage,Steve Madden, Skechers and many others. To view one of the shoes please click on the hyperlink above or go to their web site to view all at www.famousfootwear.com.

 

January 29, 2007
NEWEST LICENSEE L'EGENT INTERNATIONAL INC. SIGNS 3 YEAR LICENSE TO SELL MEN'S, LADIES AND KIDS SUNGLASSES.
We are very happy to announce the signing of our newest Licensee L'egent International Inc. has signed a three year deal to represent the Bum Equipment name for the category of Men's, Ladies and Children's Sunglasses. L'egent is well known Accessory company that has been in business for 16 years under the corporate banner of Regal Bags Inc, which has been in business since 1928. Based in New York and located at 10 West 33rd Street. L'egent has been a leader in accessories with such well known brands as Mudd, L'egent and Private Label, . This is their first venture into licensed Sunglasses but L'egent enjoys wonderful relations with all major retailers including JC Penney, Kohl's, Sears Charming Shops, Claire's and many many more chains . Bum Sunglasses has previously been represented by Luxoticca and Ray Ban which merged back in 2003. L'egent is a family run business with Chairman Charles Atanasio and his two sons Eric, who heads up the sales end and Chucky who runs the manufacturing and operations end oversees. Let us all welcome Charles and his family into our family of licensees. L'egent will show their first line for back to school 2007.

December 14, 2006
TOP 10 YOUNG CONTEMPORARY BRANDS RANKED BY CONSUMER AWARENESS
TO ALL LICENSEES: WHAT GREAT NEWS TO END THE YEAR!! BUM AGAIN WAS SELECTED TO THE "WWD BOOK OF LISTS" AS ONE OF THE TOP 10  YOUNG CONTEMPORARY BRANDS ON PAGE 52 OF WOMENS WEAR DAILY  MARKED FOREVER YOUNG. WE ARE IN SUCH GREAT COMPANY AS GUESS, ABERCROMBIE, ESPIRIT, OCEAN PACIFIC AND MOSSIMO. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE HARD WORK AND AWARENESS THAT BOTH YOU, AS OUR LICENSES, AND WE, AS LICENSORS, HAVE CONTRIBUTED EVERY YEAR TO MAKING OUR WELL KNOWN TRADEMARK  BUM EQUIPMENT A WORLD CLASS AND ONE OF THE MOST  RECOGNIZABLE NAMES IN THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND WE WANT TO WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

 
BEST REGARDS,
STEPHEN WAYNE AND STEVE MARRA
BUM EQUIPMENT LLC

November 1, 2006
ROI Renews contract with BUM for three more years.

Ladies and Gentlemen: We are so pleased to announce that one of our original licenses Eyewear BY ROI,dba ROI Frame Company, has renewed their contract for yet another three years.  ROI and BUM date back to 1997 when ROI came on board as one of our first licensees. We are just completing our 10th year in business together and ROI continues to be one of the most successful licensees on the BUM Roster with their biggest account still being  Costco. Let us congratulate John Alofs the CEO of ROI and his terrific team. Their product has always been cutting edge in his industry and The entire ROI team deserves a great round of applause. Best of luck for another 10 Years.

September 20, 2006
New License for Handbags for Ladies and Kids.

Ladies and Gentlemen: We are so pleased to announce the signing of a brand new category for BUM Equipment. Hazan Import Corporation has just signed on as our newest Licensee for Ladies and Children's Handbags and Backpacks. Please welcome to he family  Isaac and Ralph Hazan . The Hazan Family brings to the table over 30 years of experience in the Handbag Industry. The are most well known as one of the leaders in the bag industry as Young Thinking, Dynamic and always Fashion Conscious. They see a very big opportunity in the marketplace for the Kids segment of bags which Ralph feels can open a whole new avenue for them. Their  offices are located in New York City  at 10 West 33rd Street. The first line will be offered in the January Market with shipments slated for Spring 2007. After  so many years as a private label maker BUM will represent one of their first licenses. Welcome and Good Luck from all of us at BUM Equipment. Sincerely Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

September 05, 2006
Bum Affiliates itself with Global Brands to Develop Far East Business Plan.

Ladies and Gentlemen: We are very pleased to announce a new affiliation with Global Brands Group to develop and maintain a complete Licensing Program for the territory of Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Australia, New Zealand and India. We are very optimistic about this new venture. The arrangement goes into effect immediately. Neal Rudge is heading up the venture and will be responsible for the roll out. We will gladly keep you informed of any developments should there be any needs for product to be supplied by our Domestic Licensees. Please welcome Neal and his group to the family.

May 30, 2006
Gold Medal Hosiery has renewed their License for Hosiery and Cold Weather Accessories for another term of three more years each.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: We are pleased to announce that Gold Medal Hosiery has renewed their License for Hosiery and Cold Weather Accessories for another term of three more years each. Their success continues in their use of the BUM Trademarks in the United StatesTerritory. Gold Medal sells BUM products to over 3000 doors. Let us all congratulate Paul Rotstein and his team for making them one of the most successful licenses BUM has in the marketplace.

April 17, 2006
Monarch Luggage Renews License for 4 more years
Monarch Designs- Monarch Luggage/ Bay Travelgear Inc. has renewed their license for two more terms. Monarch has been a licensee of Bum Equipment since our inception dating back to December 1997. This will bring Monarch into their second decade as a successful and growing licensee of Bum. Richard Rubin has taken over the reigns as their CEO and we wish both him and Monarch continued success. Monarch has successfully launched new programs of Luggage and Sport Bags at Academy Sporting Goods Stores and AAEFES over the past few months putting us in hundreds of new stores for 2006.

 

April 5, 2006
GENENDER INTERNATIONAL INC.RENEWS CONTRACT
FOR 2 MORE TERMS
LADIES AND GENELTEMEN: WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUCE THAT WE HAVE RENEWED OUR CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER TWO MORE TERMS WITH GENENDER INTERNATIONAL INC. GENENDER WATCH CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF OUR MOST AGRESSIVE LICENSEES IN THE USA MARKET. THEY WILL ALSO BE TRYING TO ROLLOUT THE WATCHES IN THE WORLDWIDE MARKET. IN A SEPERATE AGREEMENT WE HAVE EXPANDED THEIR INTERNATIONAL LICENSE FOR JAPAN TO INCLUDE SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE ENROADS. LET US ALL CONGRATUALTE GENENDER FOR THEIR SUCCESS. THIS WILL MAKE GENENDER A LICENSEE OF BUM NOW FOR 11 YEARS. THANK YOU AND BEST REGARDS,
STEPHEN WAYNE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
BUM EQUIPMENT LLC

January, 2006
B.U.M. Equipment runs full page ad in WWD PreMAGIC issue

Please see below B.U.M. Equipments full page ad in WWD PreMAGIC Issue:

December, 2005
B.U.M. Equipment runs full page ad in WWD Denim issue

Please see below B.U.M. Equipments full page ad in WWD Denim Issue:

December, 2005
B.U.M. Equipment ranks no. 9 in WWD Book of List Top 10 Young Contemporary Brands ranked by consumer awareness.

December, 2005
B.U.M. Equipment runs full page ad in WWD Book of List issue

Please see below B.U.M. Equipments full page ad in WWD Book of List Issue:

November, 2005
B.U.M. Equipment featured in Time Square on the ABC Building!

Please see below photos of our 30 TV Spot that ran all Thanksgiving in Time Square.

Click here to view the TV ad

August 1, 2005
Newest Top 100 WWD List includes BUM again + Hippest Young Contemporary

We are very pleased to announce that Women's Wear Daily has just completed their Top 100 Trademarks Recognition List and once again we are in the top 100 number 86 . Even of more interest is the new companies we are held in comparison to for the most important Teen Market where we are named number 9 with Guess, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Limited and Limited Too and Esprit. Great job we expect bigger things to come. Best Regards, Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra.



 

June 23, 2005
Christina America signs license for BUM Equipment Swimwear

June 23, 2005 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne Chairman Bum Equipment LLC & SOS Management is pleased to announce today the signing of a new license for Ladies and Girls Swimwear for the United States with Christina America. Mr. John Lewis, President was quoted as saying " This is a piece of branded distribution we do not have as yet and fits in perfectly with our other brands we own and license here in the United States. Christina has the license for womens swim for XOXO, Skechers and is a division of SEA which owns and operates the Gottex brand throughout the world. Wayne was quoted as saying that ” This completes our product assortment for Spring Market 2006. We may add additonal products for next season but we now have the main bases covered with some of the most well known makers and companies which will serve us well for years and years to come. It's great to have such a fine team."

Today, Bum Equipment boasts sales in excess of $600 million at retail per year. It has generated over $1.5 billion at cost over the past 5 years in the United States alone. Last year Bum was selected as the 69th most recognized trademark in the most recent July WWD Top 100 Brands Survey done by the NPD Group. In the same issue, Bum Equipment was also selected as the # 5 hippest female brand.
Bum Equipment operates more than 20 licenses worldwide. In America, Bum now has licenses for women’s, juniors & infant apparel, men’s, women’s & children’s intimate apparel, men’s, women’s & children’s footwear, hosiery, luggage, watches ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and cold weather accessories. Bum Equipment also has international licenses including Taiwan where it has 40 Bum stores and in Singapore and Malaysia with over 20 stores plus selling to top department stores. Bum products will soon be available in Vietnam in a new venture with it’s Malaysian licensee.

Bum Equipment is one of many brands managed and/or licensed under the SOS Management company run by Steven Marra and Stephen Wayne. Other brands include Gene Meyer which was licensed to Target Stores in 2004 for exclusive use in Men’s and Women’s for their Marshall Fields Division which has now been sold to May Co and the license continues uninterrupted with them. SOS also represents American Exchange a Mid Tier Brand which will be rolled out for Fall 2005 and Mark Montano who appears on TLC show “While You Were Out!” and is presently seeking a Home Furnishing arrangement at retail. Wayne also acts as licensing agent for Buffalo Jeans, Andrew Fezza, Ron Chereskin and Bill Robinson. Additionally, Wayne operates SOS Equities LLC that specializes in purchasing apparel companies for the sole purpose of licensing.

1/13/2005
BUM EQUIPMENT
DEBUTS NEW RETRO AD CAMPAIGN FOR 2005

click link or cut & paste into your browser to view ads
http://www.bumequipment.com/2005adcampaign.html

Jan. 14, 2005 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne, Chairman, and Steve Marra, Vice Chairman, of Bum Equipment & SOS Management are proud to announce the debut of the newest BUM EQUIPMENT 2005 ad campaign. This is the first Ad Campaign launched since Wayne and Marra purchased the brand back in December 2002.

The campaign will consist of approximately $1million in print media. The Bum brand which was founded in 1986 in a garage in Seattle, returns to its roots. The 2005 Bum Equipment campaign takes on a theme of modern people in retro scenes. According to Wayne, "We chose a retro look for our campaign because of the resurgence of fashion today in 80's brands and looks . It was a perfect fit because we are in fact a 80's retro brand ourselves." The nostalgic look of the ads is a great way to capture the attention of both the original Bum customers who can reminisce and the new and future customers who can have fun with the retro feel of the brand. After all, what's old is new again!

BUM EQUIPMENT, a brand licensed in all categories worldwide, created a campaign that consists of 15 ads featuring a mix of Men's, Women's, Children's Apparel and Accessories. The title of the campaign is "Things you miss". It features things and activities that you wish you could have or do again like roller skating, drive-ins, drive-thru restaurants, boardwalks, carnival, bowling, soda shops, sock hops etc... Some of the headlines for the ads are: Don't ya miss the carnival?, Don't ya miss soda shops?, Don't ya miss curb service?, The casual retro feeling sweatshirts, knit tops and bottoms along with all other Bum apparel and accessories are showcased in the ads. "The result is a retro feeling with a fresh modern twist." said Marra.

The campaign was conceived and produced by Jim Hancock Productions based in Atlanta, Ga and Bum Equipment In-house Advertising headquartered in Hilton Head South Carolina. The photo shoot was shot by Jim Hancock, a photographer, filmmaker and digital animator with 19 years experience behind the lens and computer. Hancock's work is featured in numerous ads and editorials for fashion and beauty on magazines shelves nationwide such (i.e. Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, Playboy, InStyle, Men's Health, Elle, Time, Newsweek, Us, Penthouse, Lucky, Seventeen, Maxim, Martha Stewart's Kids, Women's Health).

The campaign was shot with a mixture of professional models and real people.Some of the talent featured in the ads are kids of Bum Equipment employees mixed in with many professional models from all over the country. In fact Wayne's household serves as a personal test market for the Bum brand with 5 kids ranging in age from toddler to teens. A combination of local and national models were used for the shoot.

In addition to the retro activities like bowling and roller skating featured in the ads, vintage cars, trucks and motor cycles were a centerpiece for the ads titled "Full Service" and "4 On The Floor" to appear first this month. At the current 2005 Auto Show in Detroit, vintage cars were coined as one of the hottest current trends for design. Bum rides this retro trend right into their 2005 campaign.

The media buy is diverse to cover all of the licensed categories of Bum Equipment. The BUM 2005 ads will launch in the first edition of American Idol The Magazine coming out this month and will be advertised on the American Idol TV Show kicking off its new season on January 18. Bum Equipment is one of the sponsors of the new magazine and will have a premium position on page 8. Also, every American Idol viewer that either text messages or emails their vote for the contestants will receive info on the new magazine that features Bum's first 2005 ad titled "Full Service". The Bum ads will run in other teen related and fashion magazines throughout the year including Seventeen, Cosmo, Cosmo Girl, Elle, Elle Girls, Lucky, Marie Claire, YM, Vibe, etc...

New for 2005, the Bum ads will appear in Speed World which is geared towards the NASCAR fans. NASCAR enthusiasts are a very large audience that recognize the Bum brand as one of the predominant lifestyle brands in America. Bum will also be featured in several parenting magazines this year to help introduce their newest license for Childrenswear, Heyman Corporation that was recently added to the current roster of Licensees for Fall 2005. The campaign will also run in trade magazines such as Discount Store News, License, WWD and DNR.

The BUM EQUIPMENT brand ranks high each year amongst the top 100 brands sanctioned by Women's Wear Daily research having earned the coveted # 69 spot in the most recent survey conducted in July 2004. Bum Equipment was recently recognized as the # 5 Hip Contemporary Brand also in the December issue of WWD Top Lists of the Year Issue. Today, Bum Equipment boasts sales in excess of $600 million at retail per year. It has generated over $1.5 billion at cost over the past 5 years in the United States alone.

Bum Equipment operates more than 20 licenses worldwide. In America, Bum has licenses for Women's, Juniors & Infant & Toddler Apparel, Women's & Children's Intimate Apparel, Men's, Women's & Children's Footwear, Hosiery, Luggage, Watches, Ophthalmic Eyewear, Sunglasses and Cold Weather Accessories. Bum Equipment also has international licenses including Taiwan where it has 40 Bum stores and in Singapore and Malaysia with over 24 stores plus selling to top department stores. Bum products will soon be available in Vietnam in a new venture with it's Malaysian licensee. Bum also has a long term agreement with Wal-mart International. Wal-mart utilizes the Bum Equipment trademarks under license in Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Wal-mart also purchased the Bum Equipment trademark outright for Canada in 1997.

Bum Equipment is one of many brands managed and/or licensed under the SOS Management company run by Steven Marra and Stephen Wayne. Other brands include designer label, Gene Meyer which was licensed to Target Stores last year for exclusive use in Men's and Women's for their Marshall Fields Division which has now been sold to May Co and the license continues uninterrupted with them. SOS also represents American Exchange a new brand that they recently helped launch for Fall 2005 which will be announced shortly to the press, designer Mark Montano who appears on TLC show "While You Were Out!" and is presently seeking a Home Furnishing arrangement at retail. Wayne also operates Stephen Wayne and Associates and acts as licensing agent for Buffalo Jeans, Andrew Fezza, Ron Chereskin and Bill Robinson. Additionally, Wayne operates SOS Equities LLC that specializes in purchasing apparel companies for the sole purpose of licensing.

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1/11/2005
New Ad Campaign For Spring 2005
We are busy putting our finishing touches on our Newest Ad Campaign for 2005. We will be sharing them with you either early next week or later next week but they are really AWESOME. We have decided on some new publications to add to our already existing circulations.
This Spring we will include Speed World Magazine which will be running in their next issue plus we get a Premium Top Banner Advertisement each month for 12 months. This will attract the very large and prominent NASCAR Enthusiasts and put us in front of a great and very large audience that recognizes BUM as one of the predominant Lifestyle Brands in America. Remember we have ranked way up there now each and every year in the top 100 Brands as sanctioned by Womens Wear Daily and that was last published in July 2004. Also we have been recognized as the # 5 Hip Contemporary Brand again appearing in the December Womens Wear Top Lists of the Year Issue.
We have also added a fantastic new Magazine that promises to be revolutionary. American Idol the World Renown Television Hit Show will be launching their own magazine to coordinate with their January 18th New Season. We will be one of the Sponsors of the Magazine and will have a predominant position on Page 8 that comes out later this month. Every viewer that either Text Messages or Emails their vote in will get a blurb on this magazine that features our newest ad we call "Full Service." Tune in later next week to view this ad and all the others.
Finally we will be in YM, Cosmo Girl, Elle Girl, Seventeen and for the Trade Discount Store News.

12/20/2004
Ranked #5 in overall Contemporary Brands

Ladies and Gentlemen: WE are proud to annouce that B.U.M. Equipment has been ranked #5 in overall Contemporary Brands ranked by consumer awareness.

 


 

10/20/2004
Bay Travel Gear has renewed License

We are proud to announce that Bay travel gear DBA Monarch Luggage has renewed their license for another term. Monarch has had the Lugagge License since Bum was reorganized back in 1997. Bum has been a key player in our licensing program since SOS has been involved. Monarch makes Luggage set and Backpacks and briefcases. Lets all Welcome back for another term the wonderful people from Monarch Luggage.

09/18/2004
Heyman Corp. joins with B.U.M. Equipment
To All Bum Licensees Please welcome Larry Heyman and his company Heyman Corporation to our Family of Licenses. They will certainly be a proud addition to our growing Licensee Portfolio. Best Regards Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

09/17/2004
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF OUR NEWEST LICENSEE FOR INFANTS AND TODDLER AND LAYETTE. HEYMAN CORPORATION, A 90 YEAR OLD WELL ESTABLISHED PILLAR OF THE YOUTH MARKET HAS JUST SIGNED A LONG TERM LICENSE TO BEGIN MANUFACTURING FOR FALL 2005. HEYMAN HAS THE LICENSES FOR VARIOUS DISNEY LICENSES AND IS THE MAKER OF MOST NOTABLY THE OSH KOSH PRODUCTS FOR 0-5T.LARRY HEYMAN IS THE PRINCIPLE AND THIRD GENERATION OWNER AND I AM SURE YOU WILL ALL WELCOME HIM AND HIS STAFF AS THEY HELP LAUNCH OUR BABY BUM AND VARIOUS OTHER BUM PRODUCTS. A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY. BEST REGARDS STEPHEN WAYNE AND STEVE MARRA

07/20/2004
We have just signed a new license with Genender International for the territory of Japan. Genender has done so well with the product in the USA Market that they are beginning to roll out the product assortment for other available international regions. The first interested party has been the Japanese Seiybu Stores. Stay in touch and we will keep you up to date. Best Regards, Stephen Wayne

07/19/2004
As I read through the information we found that we ranked ahead of all the proprietary brands of Target, Kmart and Wal-mart. Best REGARDS SW

07/19/2004
We just got the latest WOMENS Wear Daily today and once again they ran the top 100 Brands. Bum was selected number 69 ahead of such notables as Gloria Vanderbilt, Union Bay, Danskin, Kenneth Cole, CK Jeans, Tiffany, Cherokee, Spalding, Coach, Faded Glory, Sag Harbor, Jones NY, Route 66, Louis Vuitton, J Crew, Perry Ellis, Versace, Izod, Foster Grant, LEI, Fila and Mossimo and many many more. Also of great importance is we were elected the number 5 on the HIP List for Young Contemporary ahead of O.P., Express, Mossimo, and more. Congratulations to you all you will also see our latest ad for Young WOMENS in today's issue of WOMENS Wear so spread the word.
Best Regards Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

06/23/2004
We just got the latest WOMENS Wear Daily today and once again they ran the top 100 Brands. Bum was selected number 69 ahead of such notables as Gloria Vanderbilt, Union Bay, Danskin, Kenneth Cole, CK Jeans, Tiffany, Cherokee, Spalding, Coach, Faded Glory, Sag Harbor, Jones NY, Route 66, Louis Vuitton, J Crew, Perry Ellis, Versace, Izod, Foster Grant, LEI, Fila and Mossimo and many many more.
Also of great importance is we were elected the number 5 on the HIP List for Young Contemporary ahead of O.P., Express, Mossimo, and more.
Congratulations to you all you will also see our latest ad for Young WOMENS in today's issue of WOMENS Wear so spread the word.
Best Regards Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

The following Magazine Advertisements have been placed for Fall 2004 AND Holiday:
1) YM Magazine - (Be ambitious (carwash)
2) Elle Girl - ( Be Ambitious)
3) Elle (Be Driven)
4) CosmoGirl (Be Heroic)
5) Seventeen Wal-Mart Ad showing watches
6) WWD100 (Trade ad featuring all our ads)

The following Promotions have been placed for Fall and Holiday 2004:
1) We have a promotion going on in Los Angeles Dodger's Stadium whereby the Ushers and Groundskeepers are wardrobe in B.U.M. Equipment Apparel.
2) CosmoGirl is providing BUM Equipment with an online listing on
www.cosmogirl.com, which will run in conjunction with our ad in the September 2004 issue. We will be displaying a product shot, plus 45 words of copy on the website.
Cosmogirl.com averages nearly 5 million page views per month and boasts an average of 375,000 new viewers each month!
3) CosmoGirl! Screening Program-Wicker Park
CosmoGIRL! is partnering with Loews to host free movie screenings of "Wicker Park", a romantic thriller starring Josh Hartnett. In order to coincide with the September issue, the screenings will take place on September 1st and 2nd at Loews theaters in 12-13 top markets across the country. 250 readers
are expected to attend each event and will be treated to gift bags, prizes and more. BUM Equipment will receive logo exposure on all promotional materials, including: a full page announcement in the September issue, in-theatre promotional materials, online promotion and a CG! announcement to 80,000 readers.
Additionally, BUM Equipment will provide up to 2,000 samples for gift bags to be distributed at each event.
4) We are also getting THE SCENE, which is a 10-City Back-to-School Mall Tour from August through September 2004. B.U.M Equipment is providing up to 2,500 samples/premiums to be included in gift bags which CosmoGIRL! will deliver into the hands of thousands of teens at The Scene events.
5) Taxi Tops - BUM Equipment will for the first time have Taxi Tops in New York City. Between the months of September and December, we will have the opportunity to display our ad on top on these taxis for the duration of one whole month. The
exact month that our ad will appear on the taxis is still to be
determined.
6) Elle Girl Summer Beach Party Event:
Elle Girl is partnering with the World Famous Z100 radio station, the hottest radio station in the tri-state area, to host a beach party in Point Pleasant, NJ during the Labor Day weekend. Elle Girl will create a village, which includes a 10x10 tent for BUM Equipment where BUM t-shirts, hats, etc. will be
distributed. All events will be promoted on Z100, its website, and Elle Girl's in-book and on-line promotional areas.
Estimated Attendance: 2000+ teens
Quantity of Items to distribute: 1,500
7) We are also getting a look featured on the YM trend segment on Fox 5's THE MENU ...from Atlantis- In addition; we are getting a free page in Style File, a trend report distributed to 100,000 girls in colleges and malls across the USA.

In addition we have GREAT NEWS!
1) We have just been informed that in the newest Women's Wear Daily Top 100 Brands and Names issue coming out July 19th, 2004 we once again are included in it and we are ranked #69 and more importantly we have been chosen again as the 5th most well known young contemporary brand in the United States. We will send you the article as soon as it comes out.

Sponsorships:
Finally we have continued our sponsorship of our Fighter Derrick
"Royalty" Harmon who just successfully fought 05/28/04 on Nationally Televised ESPN against David Telesco. We will continue to back him the rest of this year his next
fight should be a title fight against Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver, who just defeated Roy Jones for the title of WBC/WBA Light Heavyweight Titles perhaps as early as September.

We are also saving monies for opportunistic placements which we will announce as they present themselves.
Thanks and Spread the Word!!!
Best Regards Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

06/23/2004
Gentlemen: We will be sending you shortly the entire Fall and Holiday Ad Placements as well as all promotions and sponsorship information. It is quite an exciting package including many magazines that will be utilized, sporting events that we sponsor and promotions that we have negotiated which will include TV, Taxi Cabs and Mall and Other Youth Oriented events. We also have been chosen again by WWD in their top 100 Brands Issue that will be coming out in July 2004. So stay tuned for all the particulars. Best Regards Stephen and Steve

03/23/2004
BUM EQUIPMENT
SIGNS FOOTWEAR DEAL WITH BROWN SHOE

March 23, 2004 (New York, NY) --- Stephen Wayne, Chairman of BUM EQUIPMENT & SOS Management is pleased to announce the signing of Brown Shoe Company as the exclusive footwear licensee for Bum Equipment in the U.S. for men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes. Brown Shoe is a $1.8 billion footwear company with worldwide operations. Brown Shoe, through its Wholesale divisions, owns and markets leading footwear brands including Naturalizer, LifeStride, Connie, Buster Brown; it also markets licensed brands including Dr. Scholl's, Bass and Carlos by Carlos Santana for adults, and Barbie, Supergirl, Superman, Spider-Man2 and Bob-the-Builder character footwear for children. Brown Shoe now adds Bum Equipment to its family of licensed brands.

“Brown Shoe is excited about the opportunity to launch a line under the well known B.U.M. label. We plan to capitalize on the brand’s relaxed, fun attitude to create a trend right, casual footwear line for select mass market and mid tier retailers”, says Marci Ranger, VP of Marketing.

Wayne announced the signing of Brown Shoe as part of a restructuring of the Bum Equipment Licensee Portfolio. Wayne says, “We are actively pursuing what I term, Category Dominating Licensees. They are companies with tremendous proprietary design and volume clout. They also have the ability to bring and control efficiently the entire design/sale function that can be utilized in balancing programs with great magnitude. Brown Shoe meets thesespecifications”.

Bum tested this model with the watch category, utilizing the expertise of Genender International Inc., the Master License for Watches in the United States and now expects footwear to be next online for Spring 2005. Bum Equipment is seeking the best makers in the business, like Brown Shoe, to replace a number of key categories. Childrenswear, cold weather accessories and handbags are the next categories Wayne is soon to announce joining Bum Equipment as Category Dominating Licenses.

About Bum Equipment:
Bum Equipment was founded in 1986 in a garage in Seattle. Its simple premise of screening three simple letters on top-quality comfortable sweatshirts tookoff. The first year orders totaled $3 million and within a few years sales exceeded $200 million and Bum Equipment became an International Brand. Later the brand hit a few bumps in its growth cycle and emerged in 1997 with it’s present new owners, a new attitude and a very successful new ad campaign. The campaign helped reposition the brand from the onetime jock label into a multifaceted sportswear lifestyle brand. The brand has since grown worldwide through a diversified licensing model. The brand has evolved from a fad to a classic and today stands for a casual, fun, relaxed way of life.
Today, Bum Equipment, which has offices in Mendham, New Jersey that oversees the Licensing aspect of the business and Hilton Head South Carolina which serves as the centerpiece of the worldwide merchandising and sales offices, boasts sales in excess of $600 million at cost per year. It has generated over $1.5 billion at cost over the past 5 years in the United States alone. This past year, Bum was selected as the 61st most recognized trademark in the June 2003 WWD Top 100 Brands Survey compiled by the world renown research company The NPD Group. It was ranked No. 5 in the Young Contemporary Brands category just behind leader, Disney, then Guess, Esprit and Looney Tunes/WarnerBros.

Bum operates more than 20 licenses worldwide. In America, Bum Equipment has licenses for men’s, women’s, juniors, children’s & infant apparel, men’s, women’s & children’s intimate apparel, men’s, women’s & children’s footwear, luggage, watches ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and hosiery. Bum Equipment also has international licenses including Taiwan where it has 40 Bum stores and United Kingdom and Malaysia and Singapore with over 20 stores plus selling to top department stores. Bum also has a long term agreement with Wal-Mart International. Wal-Mart utilizes the Bum Equipment trademarks under license in Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Wal-Mart also purchased the Bum Equipment trademark outright for Canada where it is their single largest brand. Bum is soon to have its first venture in the Middle East. It has executed a license with Syria and is awaiting government approvals.

Bum Equipment is one of many brands managed and licensed under the SOS Management company run by Steven Marra and Stephen Wayne. Other brands include Rampage and designer label, Gene Meyer which was licensed to Target Stores last year for exclusive use in Men’s and Women’s for their Marshall Fields Division. SOS also represents designer Mark Montano who appears on the TLCshow “While You Were Out!” and is presently seeking a Home Furnishings arrangement at retail and Chunky B an up and coming Celebrity Sportswear Concept. Wayne also acts as licensing agent for Buffalo Jeans, Andrew Fezza, Ron Chereskin and Bill Robinson. Additionally, Wayne operates SOS Equities, LLC that specializes in purchasing apparel companies for the sole purpose of licensing.

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03/23/2004
Ladies and Gentlemen: We are proud to announce the signing of our newest licensee Brown Shoe Company. Brown will be an invaluable partner as we set our new strategies for Spring 2005. Brown will be launching a complete line of footwear for Mens, Ladies and Kids in June. I am sure you will all welcome them into our family and wish them the best of luck. We also expect to announce shortly several other new categories and wish you all well going forward.

02/04/2004
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: WE ARE PROUD TO UNVEIL OUR FIRST ROUND OF SPRING 2004 ADS THAT WILL BE OUT IN MARCH. (Click here to view them) WE WILL BE SUPPORTING THE ROLLOUT OF THE WATCH PROGRAM IN THIS PARADE OF ADS THAT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE INCORPORATED OUR WATCHES INTO THE ADS FOR FASHION. WE WILL BE KEEPING YOU POSTED ON ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. BEST REGARDS AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE JUST SIGNED A NEW LICENSE WITH GOLD MEDAL HOSIERY FOR COLD WEATHER ACCESSORIES. CONGRATULATIONS PAUL AND GOOD LUCK. THIS WILL BE A NEW LICENSE ON TOP OF THE HOSIERY LICENSE WE SIGNED LATE LAST YEAR WITH GOLD MEDAL. WE ARE WORKING ON AVERY BIG MAJOR CATEGORY AND HOPE TO ANNOUNCE IT AT MAGIC THIS YEAR.
ON THE INTERNATIONAL FRONT WE HAVE EXECUTED A LICENSE FOR SYRIA AND ARE AWAITING GOVERNMENT APPROVAL. THIS WOULD BE OUR FIRST VENTURE INTO THE MIDDLE EAST. BEST REGARDS ONLY SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER. STEPHEN AND STEVE

12/16/2003
December 19 - At The Ramada Plaza O’Hare, Rosemont, IL
(ESPN2) O’Neil Bell (21-1-1) vs. Derrick Harmon (23-4)
(ESPN2) Angel Hernandez (26-5) vs. TBA
Art Binkowski (10-0-1) vs. TBA
Vitali Kopytko (22-5) vs. TBA
Gentlemen: For all you Fight Enthusiasts this Friday you can watch our Famous Fighter Derrick Harmon return to the ring on ESPN 2. He will be wearing our signature Bum Equipment Trunks once again. If Derrick is successful he will be fighting for the crown. So tune in at 8pm est. Happy Holidays from all of us around the World. Best Regards Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra.

12/09/2003
Gentlemen: First of all Happy Holidays to you all from everyone here at Bum Equipment LLC . We hope all is well with each and every one of you. We have not sent you any updated information since the fall. We are again proud to be acknowledged and rewarded with being selected by Women's Wear Daily in their 1st and most important "Book of Lists." Bum Equipment was recognized as the 5th most familiar brand by Women in the area of Contemporary Fashion. The list only lists the top 10 and was polled by Tarreytown, NY based Synovate and were commissioned by WWD to do this survey as to Women and their familiarity with all Brands. We were selected # 5 this time behind Disney, Guess, Espirit, and Looney Tunes (although they ranked ahead of us by only. 02%). We were selected ahead of such great names as Ocean Pacific, Express, Mossimo, Hang Ten and Fubu. Great company and great job to all of you. You will also find our latest BUM ad in this Issue. We hope those of you who followed the Baseball Playoffs and World Series caught our ads that appeared in the Official Programs for all those events. Finally, last Friday we signed our first major License for the Middle East and are hopeful to get this rolled out early next year 2004 with subsequent other rollouts in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tunisia and Morocco. Anyway we would like to take this time to wish all of you and your families all the best at this special time of the Year and we would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and let's all hope for a Peaceful Holiday and New Year.
Best Regards,
Stephen Wayne and Steve Marra

10/28/2003
Licensees…We are in the process of updating our Hangtags and Labels please send any of your suggestions to kevin@bumequipment.com

10/21/2003
Click here to view the BUM Bus ad

- Bus Route’s

The buses run on all NYC routes. The more popular routes where you will always see them are:

Uptown: Madison, 3rd Ave, 6th Ave, 8th Ave, 10th Ave and West Side highway

Downtown: 5th Ave, Lexington, 2nd Ave, 9th Ave, Broadway, 7th Ave, West Side highway

Cross-town: 125thSt, 86th St., 77th St, 57th St, 42nd St, 24th St, 14th St, Houston

The best place of all is on 5th avenue between Tiffany's and Saks---they are VERY visible in that one spot.

In addition we are currently running in the Official 100th Anniversary of the World Series Programs. Go Yankees!!

10/4/2003
Gentlemen: I hope all is well with everyone. I hope you have seen all the good things that have come out this quarter on Bum Equipment. WE are excited about all the ads that have appeared in National Magazine as well as our October Rollout of Outdoor ads in NYC and ad we look forward to seeing our newest ads in the 100th Anniversary World Series and League Championships Official Programs for Baseball. For those of you who will be attending these games please look out for our ad about middle of the books. I hope all of you have received the Womens Wear Daily Top 100 Brands Issue that came out this quarter as we were selected number 61 out of the top 100 brands in America and number 5 in the Young Contemporary Area. We beat out a who's who of names including CK Jeans, Polo Jeans, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bugle Boy, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Jones NY, Mossimo, Joe Boxer and many many more. If you need any collateral information or copies on this please contact Kevin Cunningham in our South Carolina Offices. Our web site should finally be updated this coming week as well. Oh and please help us welcome our newest Licensee Mr. Paul Rotstein from Gold Medal Hosiery. Gold Medal brings a very capable and strong company to our portfolio of licenses in the area of Mens Ladies and Kids Socks. Gold Medal will be celebrating their 50th year in business this year. So welcome aboard!

9/3/2003
GENTLEMEN: WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEWEST LICENSEE GOLD MEDAL HOSIERY AND THEIR OWNER MR. PAUL ROTSTEIN. PAUL AND HIS TEAM BRINGS TO OUR FAMILY ITS VAST EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSIERY BUSINESS. GOLDMEDAL WILL BE LAUNCHING PRODUCT FOR SPRING DELIVERY AND IS BASED HERE IN NEW YORK AT 1 WEST 33RD STREET. PLEASE ADD HIM TO YOUR LIST OF LICENSEES AND IF HE NEEDS ANY HELP LETS ALL PITCH IN TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR HIM AND HIS COMPANY. BEST REGARDS STEPHEN WAYNE AND STEVE MARRA

9/3/2003
GENTLEMEN OUR BUSINESS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE FOR FALL 2003 WITH LOTS OF NEW VERY WELL PRICED PRODUCTS STOCKING THE SHELVES OF ALL OF OUR RETAILERS FROM MOST OF OUR LICENSEES. WE URGE YOU TO WORK CLOSELY AND HAVE GREAT PRODUCT A LOT LIKE GENENDER HAS DEVELOPED FOR WAL-MART. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THE SAME TACT AS THEY HAVE AND THE REWARD IS ABUNDANT. GENENDER IS HOPEFUL OF SHIPPING CLOSE TO 10 MILLION THIS YEAR. GREAT JOB!!! WE ARE WORKING ON SOME VERY PRICE SENSITIVE OTHER PRODUCTS FOR MANY NEW RETAILERS AND ARE HOPEFUL TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU NEXT MONTH. ON THE ADVERTISING SIDE WE HAVE JUST ROLLED OUT THE WHOLE FALL CAMPAIGN IN PRINT I.E. COSMO GIRL, STYLE, VOGUE, SEVENTEEN AND MARIE CLAIRE AND OUR OUTDOOR WILL KICK OFF NEXT MONTH IN NEW YORK ON THE BUSES IN MIDTOWN. ALSO WE HAVE INITIATED A NEW TRADE CAMPAIGN THAT RUNS MONTHLY IN WWD. FINALLY WE HAVE SECURED THE MIDDLE PAGE FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES OFFICIAL PROGRAM WHICH NOT ONLY IS ALWAYS POPULAR IN THE CITIES THAT THE WORLD SERIES TAKES PLACE BUT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON LINE AND THROUGH TV. THIS YEAR'S WILL BE ALSO EXCEPTIONALLY SOUGHT AFTER BY THE COLLECTORS OF BASEBALL MEMORABILIA. SO KEEP PLUGGING AND IF WE CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY RETAILERS PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT STEVE MARRA. BEST REGARDS STEPHEN WANE AND STEVE MARRA

7/24/2003
Guys we are taking out WWD ads to support the brand for the retailers in Monday's issue. The next ad will run next week will supply you with more details later today. Also we will be in Marie Claire, Cosmo Girl, Seventeen and Lucky and Vogue in September ads coming out in AUGUST. We will also run bus outdoor billboards in NY in October. PLEASE HAVE HANDY THE TOP 100 BRANDS ISSUE OF WWD JUNE 23RD WHERE WE WERE SELECTED # 61 OVERALL AND NUMBER 5 CONTEMPORARY LABEL. SW

7/10/2003
Gentlemen: We are proud to welcome Safilo Eyewear based in Milan Italy to our roster of Licenses for the Untied States of America. They have just announced the completion of their purchase of Outlook Eyewear, who had held the license for Sunglasses for Bum Equipment, Liz Claiborne and J Lo and others. Let is all congratulate all parties. Best Regards Stephen Wayne

7/5/2003
Gentlemen I hope you are all well and experiencing good business. We have had a new wave of interest from many new licensee candidates as a result of our write up in Women's Wear Daily selecting us the the Number 61st most well recognized brand and # 5 in the top contemporary names. We will be announcing them shortly. Also please be on the lookout for our newest Fall Ad Campaign featuring our Tornado Ad in many women's books later this Mont. and next.

6/23/2003
TO ALL LICENSEES: IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF WWD MAGAZINE SECTION THEY LIST THE TOP 100 BRANDS . WE ARE PROUD TO BE PICKED NUMBER 62 AHEAD OF SUCH STELLAR DESIGNER NAMES SUCH AS: CHRISTIAN DIOR, DONNA KARAN, GEORGIO ARMANI, PIERRE CARDIN, KENNETH COLE, PERRY ELLIS SUCH GREAT JEANS NAMES SUCH AS :BUGLE BOY, GLORIA VANDERBILT, CK JEANS, POLO JEANS, UNION BAY, AND MUDD AND SUCH GREAT RETAIL NAMES SUCH AS : BANANA REPUBLIC, EXPRESS, CHEROKEE, AMERICAN EAGLE, SUCH GREAT CLASSIC NAMES SUCH AS : JONES NEW YORK, IZOD, COACH, SUCH SPORTING GOOD NAMES SUCH AS : SPALDING, CHAMPION, AND PUMA AND 15 OTHERS. MORE IMPRESSIVE I OUR RANKING AS 5TH MOST RECOGNIZED YOUNG CONTEMPORARY NAMES AHEAD OF OP, EXPRESS, MOSSIMO , HANG TEN AND FUBU. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL. LETS KEEP THE BALL ROLLING!!! BEST REGARDS STEPHEN WAYNE AND STEVE MARRA

1/1/2003
Our goals this year are to continue to build upon the brand loyalty and consumer demand.

In developing a brand image campaign for B.U.M. Equipment LLC that conveys a strong youthful attitude we have chosen the following magazines for Back-to-School/ Fall Advertising schedule:

June Placements

- The WWD 100. This year we are ranked 61 in most-recognizable brands in fashion and

#5 in young temporary brands.

August MAGIC Placements

- MR Magazine

- WWD

September Placements

- Seventeen

- InStyle

- Cosmo Girl

- Vogue

October Placements

- New York Buses in Mid-Town

- LCCS

- Official 100th Anniversary of the World Series Programs

We are still in the process of seeking out outdoor venues in other cities where we have retail partners and will advertise when we select them.



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