The Geppetto Group, an integrated marketing agency and strategic consultancy focused on the youth market, provides consumer insight-driven business solutions to clients’ youth-focused and youth-inspired businesses. Experts on youth and moms, with an emphasis on teens and young adults 12-24, The Geppetto Group is the resource to turn to for developing insights and marketing programs to meaningfully connect with this elusive target. The Geppetto Group provides marketing solutions via branding, advertising, promotions, web design, new product development, strategic planning and research, character development and design.
Reebok International Limited, a subsidiary of the German sportswear company Adidas, is a producer of athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories. The name comes from the Afrikaans spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. In 1890 in Holcombe Brook, a small village 6 miles north east of Bolton, England, Joseph William Foster was making a living producing regular running shoes when he came up with the idea to create a novelty spiked running shoe. After his ideas progressed he joined with his sons, and founded a shoe company named J.W. Foster and Sons in 1895.
In 1960, two of the founder's grandsons Joe and Jeff Foster renamed the company Reebok in England, having found the name in a dictionary won in a race by Joe Foster as a boy; the dictionary was South African edition hence the spelling. The company lived up to the J.W. Foster legacy, manufacturing first-class footwear for customers throughout the UK. In 1979, Paul Fireman, a US sporting goods distributor, saw a pair of Reeboks at an international trade show and negotiated to sell them in North America.