Quidd

Bare Tree Media & Quidd Partner on Branded Digital Collectibles

 

 

Bare Tree Media and Quidd Team Up to offer Digital Collectibles for Popular Licensed Brands

Over $100,000 of Branded Digital Collectibles Sold Within 2 hours

May 18, 2022, New York NY // Bare Tree Media and Quidd

Bare Tree Media, the leading digital publisher of licensed IPs around the globe, and Quidd the leading mobile digital collectible platform have teamed up to offer popular licensed brands as digital collectibles to fans. Within the first two hours of launching one of Bare Tree Media’s licensed branded digital collectibles on Quidd, the series sold out and surpassed $100,000 dollars in sales. Upcoming Bare Tree Media and Quidd collaborations will feature a number of different major brands.

 

Robert Ferrari, President at Bare Tree Media said “ We were ecstatic with the sales results we experienced on the Quidd platform on day one of the launch and thereafter. Given this monumental success, we are scheduling monthly product releases through year-end on the Quidd platform and inviting brands to join us. What we love about the Quidd platform is our option to release branded digital collectibles as non-NFTs. This is great because many brands are not ready to jump into the NFT space just yet as they continue their diligence. By working with Bare Tree Media, brands can offer non-NFT digital collectibles to fans to be bought on the primary market and sold on the secondary market within Quidd. Then down the road, if the brand partner wishes to offer an NFT version, we can upgrade their offerings to NFT-based digital collectibles as well. Our brand partners love this flexibility.”

 

Sam Barberie, VP of Content at Quidd said, “Our unique platform enables us to create, sell, and resell collections that are highly customized for licensors and their fan bases. We seamlessly manage off-chain collections that are bought and sold in USD or handle more advanced collections that are bought and sold in crypto and reside as NFTs on the blockchain. Our community of collectors has over 8,000,000 members, proving that true fans want to collect for love, not just money. Quidd is unique in that it empowers fans and collectors to make the decision if their collectibles should be stored with Quidd or stored on a blockchain. Quidd is one of the only places on the planet to buy and sell digital collectibles – off-chain – with fully compliant AML procedures enabling cash withdrawals; fans can collect and earn real money. We coexist in both worlds which makes Quidd an ideal marketplace for licensors to start with their first set of digital collectibles and build from there.”

 

About Bare Tree Media

Bare Tree Media enables brands to reach, engage and entertain consumers through the creation and digital publishing of branded emojis, messaging stickers, GIFs, digital collectibles, metaverse virtual goods, and augmented reality experiences within popular messaging platforms. As a pioneer in the digital creative and technology sector, Bare Tree Media's clients and partners include Apple, Baidu, Disney, Duracell, Facebook, Giphy, Google Play, Instagram, Life is Good, LINE Corp, Lionsgate, Mars-Wrigley, MuscleTech, Paws Inc, NBC Universal, New England Patriots, Snapchat, Snap-On Tools, SONY Television Pictures, Tenor, TikTok, Twitter, Viacom, Warner Bros, Wimpy Kid, and many more. Its licensed brands include Betty Boop, Care Bears, Felix the Cat, Garfield, Hello Kitty, Neopets, Tasty Peach, Teletubbies, The Smurfs, The Golden Girls, Trolls, and many others. Interested brands can learn more at  www.baretreemedia.com or contact Bare Tree Media at info@baretreemedia.com

 

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over six years, Quidd has facilitated the issuance, sale, and exchange of limited-edition, officially licensed digital collectibles, featuring more than 325 of the world's most popular brands, including Disney, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, the NBA, Manchester City, and many others. Quidd supports off-chain and on-chain digital collecting – to multiple blockchains – making it an ideal front door for mainstream fans to start building their first NFT collection. For more information, visit https://market.onquidd.com or download the apps here.

 

 

 

 


May's Newsletter

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April showers bring May flowers…and an all-new edition of our newsletter. We are excited to recap all the creative content we made and shared throughout the spring. As always, we would like to thank our clients and business partners for their endless support and flexibility.

 

Adopt Don't Shop

April is a big month for celebrating our furry friends! Many members of our team at Bare Tree Media have adopted pets, and we wanted to take the time this month to encourage our audience to support local animal shelters and shelter pets. In keeping with our mission of supporting animal welfare, we created an official GIPHY page for the City of Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter and designed custom GIFS to promote pet adoption and care. Adopting from shelters provides all types of deserving pets with a safe and loving home. Our design intern, Wendy, created a special animated sticker pack for the occasion. Check them out and use them for yourself!

In addition, one of our AR designers, Wayne, created a Snapchat lens you can use on your own adopted pet! This lens uses machine learning to detect the faces of dogs and cats—even hamsters and then applies the animations. We were so thrilled to see many of our Instagram and Snapchat users try this lens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS FLASH ⚡️

In case you missed it on our socials, we are so excited to announce that Effect House is now available for everyone to use on TikTok. We look forward to seeing brands and creators flex their creative muscles in the world of AR. To see what you can create using Effect House, check out the effects we have made on our TikTok profile @baretreemedia

In need of something unique for your brand? Our company would love to use Effect House to create AR experiences for you to share. Contact us here.

 

Festival Fun

Our AR, Design, and Social Media teams worked together to launch multiple virtual experiences across various platforms just in time for festival season!

We designed 4 TikTok effects using Effect House and launched them the weekend of Coachella:

E-Goth Makeup

Moon Phase Makeup

Dreamy Pastel Makeup

Pixelated Makeup

Pick one that encapsulates your festival weekend mood and share it while you jam out with your friends!

Alternative versions of each of these effects can be found on Instagram Camera and Snapchat!

Follow Us on TikTok @baretreemedia

April Highlights

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

They’re back and better than ever! We had a chance to design a Twitter Branded Like to celebrate the return of the Kardashians on Hulu. The queen herself, Kris Jenner, even 

shouted out our work!

Disney's Book of Boba Fett

 

Our team had the incredible opportunity to work with Disney and create animated GIFs for the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett. Find our most recent set of animated stickers on GIPHY! The Book of Boba Fett is still available to watch on Disney +.

#NHLonTNT

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have returned! We designed a Twitter Branded Like for fans to cheer on their favorite teams. Keep up with the action by tuning in to playoff

hockey on TNT!

Earth Day AR

IN OTHER NEWS 📰

Members of our team had a chance to attend the PAX East Gaming conference in Boston, MA for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Our team enjoyed checking out the latest in all things gaming, including many indie games created by local game studios.

We also finalized a partnership with an amazing global gaming company. We look forward to announcing the details of the partnership soon…so stay tuned!

We're Growing The Team! 🌱

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

2D Senior Animator

3D FX/Game Designer

Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

Project Manager

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


April's Newsletter

Feeling Lucky At Bare Tree Media

 

April is here! In this issue of our newsletter, we will be recapping all the creative content we made and shared throughout the month of March. As always, we would like to thank our clients and business partners for their endless support and flexibility, and we look forward to collaborating with them on new projects this April.

 

#StandWithUkraine

We at Bare Tree Media, like so many around the world, are shocked and saddened by the sudden war that erupted in Ukraine. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected, and though we hope for peace to come quickly, we must be part of the solution.

Join us in showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people by sharing and donating to hospitals and other humanitarian efforts, including this one set up by our friends at Geeks for Less, who have strong Ukrainian roots. Donate here.

 

Lucky Lenses, Effects, & Filters

Our AR, Design, and Social Media teams worked together to launch multiple St. Patrick’s Day AR experiences across various platforms, including TikTok.

St. Patrick's Day Makeup Effect

Want to look fabulous this St. Patrick’s Day? We released a “St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Effect” on TikTok that allows users to glam up their hair, eyes, and lips with green makeup and other St. Patrick’s-themed accessories.

Clover Color Match Effect

This next filter created using SparkAR for Instagram Camera and Facebook allows users to test their color skills. With the “Clover Color Match” Filter, the user must identify which color from a set of 4 St. Patrick’s-themed icons is different. Challenge your friends and see who gets more correct!

Follow us on TikTok @baretree.media and tune in to see all the new and exciting content we will be releasing on the page in the next few months!

 🍀    March Highlights  🍀

#HankTheTank Sticker

Our design team decided to put our own spin on Hank the Tank—everyone’s favorite 500lb pizza-loving bear. Check out the animated sticker we created of Hank stealing a slice of pizza from a fridge on our GIPHY page. In keeping with our support for animal causes, we hope for a safe solution and a happy ending for Hank the Tank.

League of Super Pets GIPHY Stickers

Behind every great superhero is an even greater super pet! We are excited to announce that we have been working with WarnerBros to create animated stickers for the new movie “DC League of Super Pets”, coming to theaters this May. Check them out on GIPHY!

Cubism TikTok Effect

BE THE ART. This Cubism TikTok Effect we created allows our users to embrace their artistic and creative sides. We aim to use our social media and design skills to provide a platform for all artists—especially those who are underexposed—to share their talents.

 

We're Growing The Team!

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

  • 2D Senior Animator
  • 3D FX/Game Designer
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Developer
  • Project Manager

If any of these sound like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Betty White sitting in a chair with a guide dog for the blind.

#BettyWhiteChallenge

#BettyWhiteChallenge

In honor of #BettyWhite and her dedication to animal welfare, Bare Tree Media and its employees have accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge by donating to numerous animal causes throughout the country. All employee donations have been matched by the company furthering our collective impact. We challenge you to make a donation to your local animal cause and make Betty proud on what would have been her 100th birthday!

 

Today Show + Guide Dogs for the Blind

 

 

Betty White would have turned 100 years old on January 17, 2022. She had a wonderful career entertaining us, and a personal life dedicated to helping animals. Bare Tree Media is honored to be the designers of The Golden Girls animated messaging stickers available on the Apple App Store. To further honor Betty White and her lifelong dedication to animal welfare, we pledge to donate our profits from the January 17th, 2022 sales of these fun and engaging messaging stickers to the American Humane Society. For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.

Donations Made To:


February's Newsletter

GOODBYE JANUARY, HELLO FEBRUARY

 

In this issue of our newsletter, we are excited to recap all the creative content we made and shared throughout the month of January. As we move into February, we would like to spread the love to our clients and business partners by thanking them for their endless support and flexibility.

#BettyWhiteChallenge:

As you may have seen in our last newsletter issue, Bare Tree Media and its employees accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge by donating to numerous animal causes throughout the country. All employee donations have been matched by the company furthering our collective impact. We hope to have made Betty proud on what would have been her 100th birthday!

 

We donated to:

🐾  Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter

🐾  Animal Rescue League of Boston

🐾  Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter

🐾  MSPCA-ANGELL Boston Adoption Center

🐾  Potter League

🐾  PAWS New England

🐾  Santa Barbara Humane

🐾  Medfield Animal Shelter

🐾  Quincy Animal Shelter

In addition, our newest design intern, Wendy, worked on an animal welfare/ adoption-themed sticker pack. We are excited to promote these "pawsome" stickers on our social media channels this February.

 

NEWS FLASH ⚡️ :

In case you missed it on our socials, we are beyond excited to announce that we will continue to work with Sanrio do Brasil and Azerion to launch Hello Kitty & Friends themed virtual goods

in Habbo and Woozworld. Each month, new content will launch into the metaverse, allowing fans to engage with their favorite characters in fun ways. Read the details here! 

 

January Highlights:

1: MLK DAY

Our design team found a creative way to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights movement, As a company, we will honor his legacy by finding the best ways to serve our communities.

2: Betty Boop Darling Samsung Theme

This month, Bare Tree Media collaborated with the Betty Boop team to release a new licensed Samsung Theme to the Galaxy Store. We love our darling Betty Boop! Click here to download the theme to your Galaxy device!

IN OTHER NEWS:

Our AR, design and Social Media teams worked together this month to develop a Bare Tree Media Tik Tok Page. Follow us on Tik Tok and tune in to see all the new and exciting content we will be releasing on the page in the next few months!

Follow us on TikTok

TikTok: @baretree.media

We're Growing The Team:

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

  • 2D Senior Animator
  • 3D FX/Game Designer
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December & January's Newsletter

 

Ringing in the New Year! We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season, and we cannot wait to share with you everything that we will be working on in 2022. Cheers to another year of creativity and fun!

News Flash ⚡️ :

In case you missed it on our socials, we are beyond excited to officially announce a new partnership with WildBrain CPLG and Azerion.

Bare Tree Media is collaborating with WildBrain CPLG to welcome the Teletubbies into the Habbo and Hotel Hideaway metaverses. This partnership comes just in time for the brand's upcoming 25th anniversary. Under this partnership, we will manage the launch of Teletubbies-branded avatar onesies and other virtual goods into the metaverse. Read the details here!

“We are thrilled to bring the Teletubbies into the metaverse in the form of virtual goods for avatars and virtual spaces within Habbo and Hotel Hideaway. The nostalgia that the Teletubbies evoke as true pop culture icons is a perfect fit for the game demographics and we look forward to furthering releases throughout 2022” - Robert Ferrari, President of Bare Tree Media

We are also thrilled to announce that we are working with Sanrio do Brasil and Azerion to launch Hello Kitty into Latin American metaverses. Habbo and Woozworld users will have access to holiday-themed Hello Kitty furniture, clothing, and other virtual goods. For more information about this partnership, click here!

#BettyWhiteChallenge:

On December 31, 2021, beloved TV and cultural icon Betty White passed away at the age of 99. Not only did we love Betty for her role on the Golden Girls, but she was also an active supporter of animal welfare—a cause near and dear to our company.

In honor of Betty White and her dedication to animal advocacy, Bare Tree Media has accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge and will donate to numerous animal shelters throughout Massachusetts on January 17, 2021. We challenge YOU to donate to your local animal shelter and uphold her support for animal causes. For more details on the #BettyWhiteChallenge click here.

Holiday Highlights 🎄 :

1: Tasty Peach Holiday Stickers

Udon is ready to bring you all the presents and treats this holiday season. Find this adorable sticker pack on iMessage and use it to spread some holiday cheer all year long.

2: Garfield "Happy Holidays" Stickers

Garfield, Odie, and Friends are ready to celebrate the holidays with you. This festive sticker pack is available on the App Store for download.

3: Starshine Glam

In December, we released a 4-in-1 Snapchat Lens to celebrate the holidays. Users can pick from 4 different backgrounds by sliding through an options tab. This lens is perfect for spreading some cheer and smiles, not just during the holidays but throughout the entire year. Try out "Starshine Glam" here or scan the Snapcode.

Keep Calm and Tweet On 📱 :

Our design team has been busy designing Twitter Branded Likes and Hashtags for our partners! Check out some of the work that was created and released this month.

https://www.baretreemedia.com/portfolio/twitter-branded-likes/

 

In Other News 📰  :

Have a Smurfy Holiday Season! Our team had the opportunity to partner with Quidd, the original digital collectible marketing place. Through Quidd, we released 3 sets of Smurfs digital collectibles. We enjoyed designing the stickers and assisting in the release process.

The Book of Boba Fett:

Suit up for the next chapter of the Star Wars series. Our team had the incredible opportunity to work with Disney and create Twitter Emojis and animated GIFs for the premiere of The Book of Boba Fett. The new series premiered on December 29, 2021, only on Disney +. Find Book of Boba Fett animated stickers on GIPHY!

We're Growing the Team 🌱 :

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send resume & portfolio link over to info@baretreemedia.com .

 

 

 

 

 


Azerion welcomes WildBrain's Teletubbies into the Habbo and Hotel Hideaway metaverses

 

 

The iconic and beloved Teletubbies brand is bringing joy and delight to the popular online social communities through virtual products.

Amsterdam, Dec. 14, 2021 //

 Azerion, the digital entertainment and media platform behind the popular online games Habbo and Hotel Hideaway, is welcoming the Teletubbies to the metaverse in celebration of the brand’s upcoming 25th anniversary in 2022. Under a new partnership with WildBrain, owner of the Teletubbies and a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, the collaboration will include the exclusive release on December 14 of virtual products in Habbo and Hotel Hideaway. Products available for purchase with virtual currency include Teletubbies-branded avatar onesies based on Dipsy, Tinky Winky, Laa-Laa and Po, as well as custom furniture, including the Tubby Toaster, Custard Machine and Noo-Noo the vacuum cleaner, for players to decorate their rooms in the game.

 

Established in 2000 by Finnish company Sulake as the first metaverse of its kind, Habbo is a user generated virtual world and social gaming platform with a distinctive pixel-art style, available across nine language communities and attracting young adults (Gen-Z/Y) from over 150 countries. Hotel Hideaway is from the same makers and offers a 3D role-playing experience with seamlessly integrated creative events, full of opportunities to meet, create and share.

The Teletubbies brand partnership and launch is managed by Bare Tree Media, a leader in digital engagement for brands and the global digital licensee of Teletubbies, in collaboration with WildBrain’s leading licensing agency WildBrain CPLG.

 

“We’re excited to work together with Bare Tree Media and WildBrain CPLG on welcoming the iconic Teletubbies into our virtual worlds,” says Madelon Smittenaar, Business Development Manager of Azerion. “This partnership demonstrates the many possibilities when it comes to brand partnerships and immersive experiences in this space. The values the Teletubbies embody will really resonate with the diverse and inclusive communities of Habbo and Hotel Hideaway.”

 

“We’re thrilled to bring the Teletubbies into the metaverse in the form of virtual goods for avatars and virtual spaces within Habbo and Hotel Hideaway,” adds Robert Ferrari, President of Bare Tree Media. “The nostalgia that the Teletubbies evoke as true pop culture icons is a perfect fit for the game demographics and we look forward to further releases throughout 2022.”

 

“This is our first venture into the metaverse with the Teletubbies and we’re excited to see how Gen Z fans engage with the brand in a new and unique way. This is just the start of our Teletubbies 25th anniversary celebrations with a raft of new partners and executions expected next year that will continue to bring the beloved brand to life for fans,” concludes Jasen Wright, VP of North America at WildBrain CPLG.

Join us in celebrating the Teletubbies’ twenty-fifth anniversary!

Download Habbo and Hotel Hideaway!

Then get into character by dressing up in Habbo and Hotel Hideaway as your favorite Teletubby!

 

Click image to download game

 

About Azerion

Azerion is the European gaming, entertainment, and media platform specializing in digital advertising and the creation and distribution of premium digital content. Since its founding in 2014, Azerion's ambitious growth strategy has been strengthened by the company's network of in-market presence across the European Community (EC), which serves the interests of local audiences and digital advertisers, publishers, and content creators.

Azerion is based in Amsterdam.

 

About Bare Tree Media

Bare Tree Media is a digital agency and publisher focused on helping brands reach and engage fans within the metaverse, AR experiences for Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, Twitter emoji campaigns and popular messaging apps as mobile stickers and GIFs. Learn more at www.baretreemedia.com

 

About WildBrain

At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Yo Gabba Gabba! Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 245 million subscribers. Through our leading agency, WildBrain CPLG, we also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit us at www.wildbrain.com

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Aimée Norman at The DDA Group

aimee.norman@ddapr.com

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