Media & PR

Opinion | Toon-age day stream: How Disney+ is about to change toy licensing for good

It almost seemed by design that Disney’s subscription based streaming platform, Disney+ launched just as the Coronavirus pandemic began to tighten its grip on the UK and force the world’s population inside and away from the entertainment venues of yesteryear. And in just a short space of time, its impact …

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British children ‘unafraid to challenge adults’ for a better society, says latest Beano Brain report

A Beano Brain report on the acts of rebellion carried out daily by children has uncovered some hard hitting figures, including those stating that 48 per cent of young people today think they can be better trusted to stand against racism than their parents, teachers, or politicians, and that 59 …

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Kids Industries and WWF-UK win Best Branded Learning App at 2021 Kidscreen Awards

The family-oriented marketing agency, Kids Industries has scooped Best Branded Learning App in the digital category at the 2021 Kidscreen Awards for the Amazing Planet app, developed in partnership with the conservation charity WWF-UK. A high-profile celebration of children’s content excellence, the Kidscreen Awards pay tribute to outstanding kids and …

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Sesame Workshop, WWF and LEGO take home major wins in Kidscreen Awards 2021

LEGO Duplo, WWF-UK and Sesame Workshop have been named among the winners at this year’s Kidscreen Awards, a high profile awards ceremony that celebrates the best in children’s television and digital media. Hosted by actor and comedian, Emma Hunter, this year’s awards took place virtually as the global kids entertainment …

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Flowhaven secures $16 million in latest investment round as it gears for global growth

The industry’s first licensing relationship management platform, Flowhaven, has raised a $16 million Series A financing round, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $21.5 million to date. The financing round was led by Sapphire Sport, with participation from existing investors Global Founders Capital and Icebreaker.vc. The new …

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Louis Kennedy celebrates 30 years of it sustainability drive and joins Products of Change

Compounding a 30 year history in driving partnerships centered on sustainability and strong ethics, Louis Kennedy has joined the Products of Change initiative as it looks to ‘share ethos with organisations across the licensing space’ and encourage fundamental change across businesses. Founded in 1991, Louis Kennedy set out its own …

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Bullseye donates ‘significant’ Pembrokeshire Murders fee to UK charity Victim Support

The British game show brand, Bullseye, has made a donation to a charity supporting victims of crime in England and Wales after footage from the show featuring the convicted serial killer, John Cooper, was used in the production of the ITV series, Pembrokeshire Murders. As a part of its deal …

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Viewpoint | WildBrain CPLG’s John Taylor explores the global shift and trends for 2021

Major changes are taking place across both the licensing and retail landscapes, and it’s not all driven by the pandemic. Yes, the arrival of the coronavirus on a global scale has influenced some sweeping evolutionary moves for businesses the world over, but it has only acted as a facilitator of …

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Wastebuster and Products of Change call on industries to back Recycle to Read and Toy Take Back campaign

The environmental awareness platform, Wastebuster has partnered with Products of Change to bring together a cross-sector of stakeholders to share knowledge, resources, and finance, to develop an efficient, environmental, and sustainable means of recycling plastic toys. In partnership with EPPIC (Extended Plastics Partnerships for Innovation in Circularity) the programme will …

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