Media & PR

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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Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment opens nominations for Wonder Women Awards 2021

Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) has opened its nominations for the 17th Annual Wonder Women Awards, a well-established industry initiative that honours the top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers for their accomplishments. Coinciding with WIT’s 30th anniversary, the 2021 Wonder Women Awards are expected to be …

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Louis Kennedy supports FareShare this festive season with Christmas ecard send out

With Christmas 2020 rapidly approaching, sending a greeting to colleagues and friends feels even more essential than ever before. Louis Kennedy wanted to mark this festive season by do something extra special which would have the widest possible impact; on recipients, the communities we live in and the planet.  Which …

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Moonpig partners with KFC to launch limited edition Christmas cards and merchandise

Moonpig has reignited a partnership with KFC to launch a limited edition range of Christmas cards in its move to ‘spread chicken and cheer’ for the holiday season. The series of six Christmas cards come complete with festive designs while a portion of sales will go to Comic Relief through …

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A birthday party with Richard Cadell and tickets for Lions vs Japan among prizes in The Light Fund’s silent auction

The Light Fund is looking to bring a little Christmas cheer to the end of a tough year with the launch of a silent auction and prize draw, offering entrants the chance to win ‘some incredible money can’t buy prizes.’ With industry events and get-togethers put on hold throughout 2020 …

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Rocket Licensing receives ten Licensing Awards 2020 nominations for Hungry Caterpillar, Rebel Girls and more

Rocket Licensing is enjoying a run of industry success this year, having found itself with no fewer than ten inclusions in the shortlist for the upcoming Licensing Awards. Nominations in the 2020 awards span its work across licensed product ranges and experiential collaborations for a range of its licensors and …

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