Media & PR

Licensing International hosts first Diversity & Inclusion Workshop and launches toolkit to encourage a more diverse industry

The licensing industry’s trade organisation, Licensing International held its first Diversity & Inclusion Workshop this week where it brought together leading minds in the business to discuss the challenges and opportunities for companies looking to better enhance diversity and inclusive practices. It was Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena …

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Mental health brand Book of Beasties puts children’s wellness at the top of the learning agenda

A London-based Children’s mental health games developer has launched a new platform for parents and teachers offering access to multi-award winning mental wellness and educational resources that prioritise mental wellness across the curriculum. Since publishing a series of free home learning kits to support children’s education throughout the COVID19 lockdown, …

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Reemsborko’s Max Arguile: “The anime investment bubble shows no sign of bursting”

With a portfolio spanning some of the most iconic IP in pop culture, including Bill and Ted, Dragon Ball Z and and extended library of anime properties now starting to gather pace here in the UK, Max Arguile, founder of the licensing agency Reemsborko is riding on the crest of …

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Rubik’s launches first official app to teach players to solve the Rubik’s Cube

The world famous puzzle brand, Rubik’s has produced the first official app that uses mobile technology and artificial intelligence to track a real 3D Rubik’s Cube and teach its user how to solve it in real-time. The app also features audio and visual clues to help solve the real-life puzzle. …

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Moonbug Entertainment acquires Blippi and Cocomelon to become world’s largest digital kids media firm

Moonbug Entertainment has acquired the popular kids’ entertainment properties Blippi and Cocomelon. It’s a move to become one of the world’s largest digital kids media companies.  Blippi is a live-action program that has struck a chord with parents and kids through its engaging and accessible educational content, successful toy line, …

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Thomas & Friends celebrates International Friendship Day with interactive mosaic image

Thomas & Friends unveiled a new digital artwork by renowned artist Nathan Wyburn to celebrate this year’s International Friendship Day on July 30th. The interactive mosaic image is made up of 400 pictures made by children from around the UK of themselves with their friends which they drew on their …

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Kids Insights now launches into Canada and Australia as its global expansion continues

Kids Insights, part of the kids’ market intelligence experts, The Insights People, is continuing its global expansion plans in order to meet the growing international market demand, with new launches into the Canadian and Australian markets. By adding the regions to its roster, they become the 10th and 11th operational …

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Anime specialist Crunchyroll hits 3 million streaming subscribers

The anime specialist, Crunchyroll has hit a new milestone of 3 million subscribers to its global streaming service, highlighting both the growing audience for the animation genre and the platform’s own accelerating growth. The WarnerMedia-owned business was founded in 2006 and had reached one million streaming subscribers in 2016. By …

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“There’s opportunity in the chaos” – FanGirl Consulting’s Anita Castellar talks pop culture licensing

While the world’s lockdown over the past few months will go down in history as a period of inertia for businesses worldwide, the pop culture merchandising space could be about to experience a further boom, as the industry ‘begins to spy opportunities within the chaos,’ to maximise on a newly …

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Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy among narrators of new Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales audio edition

Penguin Random House is marking Beatrix Potter’s birthday today with the unveiling of a new audio edition of Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales, starring narration from by a stellar cast including Olivia Colman, Mandip Gill, and Tom Hardy. Featuring all 23 of the classic tales that have entertained children across …

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