Media & PR

Author and illustrator Nick Butterworth partners with The Point. 1888

The Point. 1888 is partnering with the renowned children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth to bring the cast of literary properties from his portfolio to life in the consumer products arena. Butterworth is the mind and talent behind popular children’s book creations such as Percy The Park Keeper series, My …

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Apple TV+ to adapt Where the Wild Things Are and other works for kids’ series and specials

Apple has struck up a new deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation that will take it Where the Wild Things Are, having secured the rights to develop kids’ series and specials based on the author’s famous stories. The multi-year deal is the first of its kind for Apple, who will …

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Rocket Licensing picks up CBeebies’ English language learning series Yakka Dee!

Rocket Licensing has been appointed as the international licensing agent (territories excluding China) for the popular CBeebies show, Yakka Dee! Currently in its third series, the animation and live action programme is now in production for series four and five, which are due to air in 2021. Yakka Dee! is …

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ToyAid raises over £140,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise covid-19 charity campaign

Toy Aid, the charitable initiative set up by KidsKnowBest’s Joel Silverman and Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, has revealed the total money raised as part of Global’s Make Some Noise charity campaign to be an impressive £143,075. The Toy Aid movement’s aim was to raise money for charities that support disadvantaged …

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HRH The Princess Royal closes out Save the Children’s Save With Stories with Thomas and the Royal Engine

Save the Children Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has marked the end of Save the Children’s successful Save With Stories initiative with a reading of Thomas and the Royal Engine. The video has been shared on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page and is the final installment of …

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WildBrain Spark to manage growth of pre-school brand Shimajiro for English-speaking market

WildBrain Spark – the digital media division of WildBrain – has been appointed by Benesse Corporation to manage the English-language channel and content for its popular edu-tainment pre-school brand, Shimajiro on YouTube. Shimajiro is an educational character and learning buddy famous across Asia. Under the new partnership, WildBrain Spark will …

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Sponsored content: The Emoji Company kicks off countdown to World Emoji Day with commercial director of the Americas, Paulina Perez

With the countdown to World Emoji Day well underway, The Emoji Company has launched a video series with Licensing.biz – highlighting just some of the key partners and collaborations that the firm has worked with over the course of the last 12 months and beyond. Kicking off the July countdown …

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Licensing International helps small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with Small Business Global Grants Fund launch

Licensing International is looking to lend a helping hand to the industry’s small business employers that are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak with the launch of its Small Business Global Grants Fund. With small businesses making up 59 per cent of its membership, Licensing International recognises them as the ‘foundation …

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Shane the Chef backs Too Good To Go’s #EasyRecipeeasy Children’s Challenge this summer

HoHo Entertainment’s animated series Shane the Chef has thrown its support behind the world’s largest food waste fighting app, Too Good To Go and its launch of a new children’s recipe competition ahead of the summer holidays. The #EasyRecipeasy Children’s Challenge will encourage children to learn about the topic of …

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Chefclub teams with DoohYouLike to create the Culinary Advertising Agency in France

Foodie brand, Chefclub has teamed up with DoohYouLike to offer customers a new omnichannel experience that mixes videos of creative recipes with synchronised multi-broadcasting on social media as well as on screen in store. The partnership is to roll out across France under the name the Culinary Advertising Agency. This …

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