Media & PR

Asmodee’s Aconyte Books strikes UK distribution deal with Simon & Schuster

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the global games company, Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster for the UK book trade. Under the new deal, the publishing house will handle sales and distribution when the Aconyte portfolio launches in the UK this October. A …

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WildBrain Spark appoints new vice president and head of US advertising sales

WildBrain Spark, the digital media division of  the independent kids’ and family entertainment units, WildBrain has named Charles Gabriel its new vice president and head of US advertising sales. Gabriel brings over 15 years of experience in digital advertising to the role aimed at expanding WildBrain’s digital AVOD sales efforts …

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Licensing International to host a virtual UK Licensing Essentials Course this summer

Licensing International, the trade organisation for the global licensing industry is bringing its UK Licensing Essentials Course to the virtual sphere this summer, hosting a two-day event from Wednesday, July 29th to Thursday, July 30th. Designed as a crash course in all aspects of brand licensing, the event is targeted …

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The Licensing Awards 2020 are now open for entry

All award categories for this year’s Licensing Awards are now open for entry via the website www.thelicensingawards.co.uk, with returning categories including those for licensed products and properties, retailers, marketing, and honorary achievement. This year will also see accolades awarded out for sustainable licensed products, international retailers, and licensed live events. …

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The Insights People launches SnapSurvey for quick fire market data and insight

The kids, parents, and family market intelligence specialists, The Insights People has launched its new SnapSurvey service, a platform that enables brands to get answers and insight-led analysis on the kids and parents’ demographic within 72 hours. The platform has been created to deliver data and insight to clients in …

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The Wizarding World launches Harry Potter At Home hub of activities, videos, puzzles and more

The team behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has detailed the launch of its Harry Potter At Home hub, a free online collection of child-friendly activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, and more. The new hub has been designed to bring the Wizarding World into the homes of …

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Arsenal teams with Mudita Sports to launch GO And Learn with Arsenal app

Arsenal FC has teamed up with Mudita Sports to launch its free-to-access officially licensed English language learning app, GO And Learn with Arsenal. The launch has been engineered to provide supporters around the world with a platform through which they can provide homeschooling for kids currently handling school closures amid …

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CITV picks up Jetpack’s animated comedy Buck and Buddy in newest broadcasting slate

The independent kids and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has secured a string of new broadcast deals for its portfolio of children’s shows, including Daisy & Ollie, Emmy & Gooroo, Buck & Buddy, and Talking Tom and Friends. The Jetpack shows will be airing this year across a series of international …

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Children’s Media Conference rebrands as Children’s Media Community for 2020 as it moves its content online

The Children’s Media Conference, now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming The Children’s Media Community for 2020, in response to the cancellation of its planned conference in Sheffield from July 7th to 9th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a revised theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, CMC will provide …

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Opinion: “COVID-19 isn’t the culprit, the truth is: we are” – Russell Dever

The virus is redefining us as a nation. I am seeing kindness and caring on a scale that I have never witnessed and that is heartening. But let’s not forget that past this crisis there is still a much, much, bigger one playing out and yes, we are just as …

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