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The Licensing Awards 2020 are now open for entry

All award categories for this year’s Licensing Awards are now open for entry via the website www.thelicensingawards.co.uk, with returning categories including those for licensed products and properties, retailers, marketing, and honorary achievement. This year will also see accolades awarded out for sustainable licensed products, international retailers, and licensed live events. …

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The Insights People launches SnapSurvey for quick fire market data and insight

The kids, parents, and family market intelligence specialists, The Insights People has launched its new SnapSurvey service, a platform that enables brands to get answers and insight-led analysis on the kids and parents’ demographic within 72 hours. The platform has been created to deliver data and insight to clients in …

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LEGO gives closer look at LEGO Super Mario launch as pre-order opens on first sets

A few very eventful weeks after the grand unveiling of the latest collaboration, LEGO’s Super Mario licensed range is now available to pre-order, kicking off with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life …

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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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Funko Games: “The future of gaming? Things are going to get weird”

Jay Wheatley, general manager of Funko Games has a simple vision of the future of tabletop gaming as it continues to push boundaries and draw in new audiences, and that’s that things are going to ‘get weird.’ It’s an idea that strikes a particularly sweet chord with the man now …

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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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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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