Fathead (brand)

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Fathead, LLC
Type Private
Founded June 6, 2006
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Industry Online shopping
Products Lifesized Wall Graphics
Website fathead.com
Alexa rank 56,157 (August 2014)[1]
Type of site E-commerce
Available in English

Fathead is a brand name of life-sized, precision-cut vinyl wall graphics manufactured by Fathead LLC. Fathead LLC is a privately held company based in Detroit, Michigan. The ownership group is led by Dan Gilbert, who is chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, and also Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Fathead categories include Real.Big, Fathead Jr., Fathead Customs, Fathead Tradeables, Fathead Teammate, Fathead Skins, and SM/ART across 650 officially licensed brands. The products are high-definition wall graphics of professional athletes, animated heroes, entertainment characters, team helmets and logos. The graphics are constructed of vinyl and a low-tack adhesive.

History[edit]

In 2006, a group of investors, led by Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, purchased Fathead, Inc. Fathead was brought to Gilbert’s attention by the company’s president Todd Lunsford, then Quicken Loans’ Chief Marketing Officer, after Todd’s son saw a commercial and wanted to order a Tom Brady Fathead. Today, Fathead, LLC is one of the threads in a large family of properties in the sports and entertainment market, including the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters, Quicken Loans Arena, Xenith, Xeko and Veritix.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

  • Named in Internet Retailer Hot 100 Retail Web Sites of 2008[2]
  • Named in Internet Retailer Hot 100 Retail Web Sites of 2009[3]
  • Named in Internet Retailer Top 500 of 2010[4]
  • Named in Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2010[5]
  • Named in Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2011[6]
  • Named in Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2012[7]
  • Named in Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2013[8]
  • Named in Internet Retailer as a Top 10 Mobile Site and Hot 100 Online Retail Site for 2014[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fathead.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  2. ^ "The Internet Retailer Hot 100 Retail Web Sites". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Internet Retailer's Top 100 Retail Websites of 2009". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Internet Retailer Top 500 of 2010". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2010". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2011". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2012". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  8. ^ "Detroit Free Press Top Work Places of 2013". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  9. ^ "Internet Retailer as a Top 10 Mobile Site and Hot 100 Online Retail Site for 2014". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 

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