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Finland wants more from Santa Claus

Published Tue, Dec 24, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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AS a brand, Santa Claus has one major flaw: he is only really valuable for a few weeks at the end of each year. In Finland, they're trying to do something about this.

Petri Paarnio, director of Santa Claus Licensing, the firm that holds the rights to market the Santa Claus name in Finland, wants to see him bring joy to children's hearts but also to generate business - all year round and all around the world, starting with China.

"Santa Claus is an icon. He stands for symbols like good health, solidarity, and values like g…

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