Media & PR

The Insights Family expands into new markets

The Insights Family, the kids and family market intelligence specialist, has launched its service into four new international markets. As of 1 January 2022, the company started interviewing kids (3-18s) and parents in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Argentina and South Africa. This will see the business expand its operations to provide …

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Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2022 open for entries

The Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards are back for 2022, and are now open for entries The event – now in its seventh year – will take place on Wednesday 27 April, at an afternoon event at the Hilton Park Lane, London. The deadline for nominations and entries across all …

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The WildFlower Group launches e-commerce division

Brand licensing agency The Wildflower Group (TWG) has launched an e-commerce division, a 360-degree service that helps its brands build and operate their own online storefronts. TWG already powers the online stores of well-known brands including Peanuts, Coraline’s LAIKA Studios, Discovery’s Shark Week, Moonbug’s CoComelon and Blippi, Matthew Berry’s Fantasy …

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Moomin Characters launches Tove Jansson website and livestream event

Moomin Characters Ltd has launched a brand-new website which celebrates the life and work of Moomin creator and multi-talented artist Tove Jansson. Presented in the style of an immersive exhibition, the new website gives fans and newcomers to Jansson’s work the opportunity to understand how intricately her life and her …

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Nominees for Kidscreen 2022 awards revealed

Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s leading awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. The winners will be be revealed on February 15 at a gala awards ceremony during Kidscreen Summit 2022. The nominees are: …

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IP licensing platform Brainbase wins top award

Brainbase, the venture-backed company helping licensing teams optimise their partnerships from contract to revenue, has been crowned winner of the “Contract Management Solution Provider of the Year” award in the second annual LegalTech Breakthrough Awards programme. LegalTech Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organisation that evaluates and recognises standout …

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Spin Master, Mattel and more come on board for Pitch Smarter Conference

Ryan Beaird, Event Director of the Brands & Retail UK 2022 screening conference, has announced more major global character and entertainment brands have come on board for the inaugural event. The Brands & Retail UK ‘Pitch Smarter’ Conference, sponsored by Fabacus, will take place British Library on the 20 January 2022 …

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Fanattik wins best Family Business at the Business Masters Awards

Fanattik, the pop culture specialist, is ending 2021 on a high, winning a Business Masters award at a ceremony held in Manchester earlier this month. The gift and collectibles company, a licensee for Hasbro, Universal Studios, Microsoft, ViacomCBS and others, supplies all levels of European gift retail. The award crowns …

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The Premier League and Panini announce further multi-year extension

The Premier League and Panini have announced a further multi-year extension to the Premier League collectables license granted to Panini in 2019. Domestically, sales of Premier League Adrenalyn trading cards have doubled this year, confirming Adrenalyn as the market-leading brand for trading cards in the UK. Panini has also established …

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Barbour enlists Paddington for new Christmas campaign

Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is collaborating for the first time with the much-loved children’s character Paddington Bear for this year’s seasonal campaign, with a seasonal film that includes the original Peggy Fortnum illustration style which has never been animated before. Barbour’s festive film follows the mishaps and adventures …

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