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Carte Blanche’s Me to You partners with Tesco for Mother’s Day £1,000 shopping spree competition

Carte Blanche Greetings’ award-winning Me to You brand has partnered with Tesco for the seventh year running to offer customers the chance to win a £1,000 shopping spree for Mother’s Day. The campaign will roll out across 400 of the supermarket giant’s stores, and will be hosted online, as well …

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Nickelodeon launches #KidsTogether platform with tips and activities for children and families in coronavirus lockdown

Nickelodeon has launched a multi-platform prosocial initiative featuring its most popular characters and talent to engage with kids and families on tips for staying healthy, as well as ideas for activities to do together while practising social distancing or in lockdown. Called #KidsTogether, the campaign will feature SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s …

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Peter Rabbit hops back onto 50p coin for final roll out with The Royal Mint

Peter Rabbit is hopping back onto UK commemorative 50p coins for one last time, the Royal Mint has detailed this morning, with a 2020 design featured on Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof 50p coins. First introduced onto UK coins in 2016 to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary, Peter …

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Fashion and Furnishing retailer Laura Ashley files for administration

The high street fashion and furnishing name, Laura Ashley is to file for administration, having failed to secure a £15m emergency loan to keep the firm from collapse. Laura Ashley operates more than 150 British stores and employs some 2,700 people. It has stated that rescue plans for the high …

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Children’s mindfulness brand Max Mindpower positions for growth across licensing

Max Mindpower, a children’s brand that comprises a range of plush toys, a book series, and a new app all with the focus on promoting and encouraging mindfulness among kids, is pushing ahead with licensing efforts thanks to investment from CHF Media and licensing guidance from industry expert Valerie Fry. …

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The RHS appoints Danilo as its diaries and calendars partner

The Royal Horticultural Society has appointed the licensed calendar, greetings cards, gift wrap and diaries publisher as its new calendar and diary partner. The coming year will see Danilo produce a wide range of 2021 RHS calendars and diaries. The items will feature photographic images of RHS gardens, the RHS …

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Opinion: Is the Wild West about to be tamed? – Anthony Marks

Anthony Marks is MD of Fanattik a pop culture specialist, a gifts and collectibles licensee for 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, and Paramount Pictures. He talks us through why the days of the Comic Con counterfeiter may just be numbered As a self-confessed geek I have no problem admitting that …

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Brands In doubles down on sustainability efforts: “Sustainability is here to stay”

The licensed fashion apparel firm, Brands In, is focusing its efforts on sustainability for 2020 and beyond, aligning itself with a recent surge in both global industry and consumer awareness around the issue. Since mid-2019 the London-based business has been consciously reviewing all aspects of its supply chain to address …

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh celebrates 350th anniversary with new licensing programme

The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year with the unveiling of two new licensing partners in Caithness Glass and Flame Tree Publishing. RBGE was established in 1670 as a physic garden near the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The purpose of the garden was to supply fresh …

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