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Vernon Kay to host Licensing Awards 2019

One of the UK’s most recognisable light entertainment and game show hosts, Vernon Kay is to take the helm of The Licensing Awards this year. Vernon will host the industry’s big night which takes place at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday September 10. First making his name as …

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ITV Studios launches Thunderbirds Are Go campaign with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a partnership with Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts to launch a Thunderbirds Are Go promotion at its locations in Warrington, Milton Keynes, and Matlock Bath. The promotional activation will run across several weekends from September 14 to October 20 at the three sites. The FAB …

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The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition hailed major success by National Trust

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland licensing agent for Beano, has highlighted the success of a summer-long partnership with the National Trust and its themed family event at Mottisfont in Hampshire. The Beano Time Travellers Exhibition, which launched on July 20 at this former priory and country estate and saw …

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Licensing International reveals 2019 UK Rising Stars

Executives at SEGA, TSBA Group, My Icon Story and Rocket Licensing have been named among this year’s list of nominees for the Licensing International 2019 UK Rising Stars Awards. Designed to recognise the talent among the industry’s junior  licensing professionals in the UK, a shortlist of six industry names has …

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Pusheen lands its own Snack Parlour in Brighton with Artbox

Pusheen and Fluid World have formed a tasty new partnership with Artbox to create the world’s first Pusheen Snack Parlour, right here in Blighty’s own seaside city, Brighton. The Parlour was launched to fans over the weekend with a fully-decked out Pusheen themed interior, allowing fans of the brand to …

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar enjoys four-course summer campaign with RHS ahead of BLE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is chomping itself through a summer-long campaign with the Royal Horticultural Society that has seen the star of the World of Eric Carle at the centre of four RHS flower shows this year, currently running in four RHS gardens for the rest of summer. Inspired by …

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Activision, Bioworld and Sybo first partners detailed for BLE’s The Arcade

Brand Licensing Europe has released details of the first partnerships and the official title of its Gaming Activation at this year’s show. Having tapped the expertise of the creative agency PowerStation Studios, the gaming and esports activation – titled The Arcade – will feature a host of the biggest names …

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Smiffys twice-shortlisted for Barbie and Roald Dahl fancy dress at Licensing Awards 2019

The fancy dress specialist, Smiffys may well be wearing its lucky outfit come this September, having been shortlisted not once but twice for the best dress-up award at this year’s Licensing Awards. Both the Smiffys’ 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Barbie Costume and its children’s Roald Dahl collection have been shortlisted …

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Autumn Fair 2019 outlines its educational Theatre line-up

Autumn Fair 2019 will play host to three unique Theatres at its September outing as part of its educational track that will better inform visitors and encourage innovation at retail. With import and export skills a central driver for growth for many retailers, a new and dedicated Sourcing Theatre will …

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Rolling Stone strikes up innovative content partnership with World Surf League

The music media brand, Rolling Stone has signed a new partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) in celebration of this season’s WSL Championship Tour, the series that crowns the men’s and women’s world surf champions each year. Under the partnership, Rolling Stone will devote ‘significant editorial backing’ to the …

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