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Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

Generation Media’s Michaella Williams wins Patricia Mann Award in Future Leaders Awards

Generation Media’s associate director, Michaella Williams, has won the prestigious Patricia Mann Award in the Class of 2019/20 Future Leaders Awards programme, an initiative run by the Women in Advertising and Communications, London organisation. The Patricia Mann award recognises WACL Future Leader award winners who continue to embody the spirit …

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Emoji partners with Brazilian chocolatier Top Cau for Easter promotion

Emoji The Iconic Brand and Top Lotus has partnered with Brazil’s market leader in chocolate confectionery, Top Cau for a new Emoji sticker giveaway campaign in the run up to Easter. Top Cau is known for its chocolate products including eggs with a surprise, tablets, and snacks. The firm brings …

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Silvergate’s Octonauts makes a splash in Latin American and the Middle East

Silvergate Media’s pre-school animated series, Octonauts, is making a splash in new markets with recent broadcast deals that bring the award-winning show to audiences in Latin America and the Middle East for the first time. In a deal brokered byPanaderia, Mexico’s TV Azteca has acquired the broadcast rights to Los Octonautas, marking the …

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Babybel lands t-shirt design on Boohoo.com courtesy of Bioworld

Babybel has made the leap from the fridge and into the wardrobe, thanks to a new apparel licensing partnership with the online retailer, Boohoo.com. The t-shirt range has been developed by the brand’s apparel licensee, Bioworld, and has been made exclusively for the online fashion retailer. It features the iconic …

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WildBrain Television appoints Katie Wilson to the role of VP channels and curation

WildBrain Television has appointed respected industry executive Katie Wilson to the newly created role of vice president, channels and curation. Wilson will be responsible for curating content and providing editorial direction across WildBrain Television’s Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino and its multiplatform/VOD extensions. Wilson joins WildBrain Television …

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Fears surrounding pensions surface as Debenhams puts administrators on standby

With the accountancy firm KPMG on standby to handle an insolvency process, Debenhams has reportedly failed to make a top-up payment to its pensions scheme this month, meaning that around 10,000 members could be worse off if the company enters administration. On Friday, April 3rd, news emerged that the 242-year-old …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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Planeta Junior launches global Gormiti and Pucca campaigns to help kids and families through COVID-19 lockdown

The European family entertainment company, Planeta Junior, has launched its own #StayAtHome campaign in order to raise children’s awareness of COVID-19, and to provide them with entertainment to help pass the time during lockdown. Characters from across its Gormiti and Pucca properties carry the global initiative across two stand-alone campaigns: …

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Arsenal teams with Mudita Sports to launch GO And Learn with Arsenal app

Arsenal FC has teamed up with Mudita Sports to launch its free-to-access officially licensed English language learning app, GO And Learn with Arsenal. The launch has been engineered to provide supporters around the world with a platform through which they can provide homeschooling for kids currently handling school closures amid …

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