Tag Archives: ble 2021

BLE online event starts tomorrow

There’s just one day to go until the start of the BLE follow-up online event. The perfect place to kickstart productive conversations and gain new knowledge in preparation for a successful year ahead, the digital event runs from 30 November – 1 December. Over 170 brand owners are taking part, and there …

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The show that keeps on giving: BLE goes digital on 30 November and 1 December

Attendees to Brand Licensing Europe, which took place at ExCeL London last week, participated in 2,669 pre-booked meetings and many hundreds more arranged spontaneously during the three-day show, resulting in one exhibitor hailing the event a ‘triumphant return’. BLE was back in person after more than two years away to …

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Kelvyn Gardner License This! winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Kelvyn Gardner License This! competition were announced at Brand Licensing Europe on Friday afternoon after nine finalists battled it out in three pitches full of creativity, inspiration, laughter and emotion. The winners are: Brand & Design Category: Sophie Jonas-Hill and Tea for Tattoo Character & …

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Kids Industries to reveal new research on sustainability at Brand Licensing Europe

Family-focused marketing agency Kids Industries (KI) is launching a new report today at Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) exploring the relationship children and their parents have with the environment. Hot on the heels of COP26 and the announcement that Government is planning to change the primary curriculum to include climate change science and sustainability studies, the survey of …

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The Point.1888 launches dedicated retail services arm

The Point.1888 has launched a new business arm, Spotlight.1888, dedicated to helping brands and licensees with retail services, and retailers with licensing strategy. Based on an extension of its market leading retail-first model – whereby The Point.1888 creates new products for its brands based on the gaps it sees at …

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Q&A: Natasha Dyson, co-founder of ARTiSTORY

A specialist in cultural IP licensing, ARTiSTORY was co-founded a year ago by industry trailblazers Yizan He and Natasha Dyson. Over the past 12 months the company has secured major partnerships with some of the world’s leading cultural institutions, including the National Gallery, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; …

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ARTiSTORY to celebrate its first birthday at Brand Licensing Europe

Exhibiting for the first time at BLE, licensing agency ARTiSTORY will be marking its first anniversary at the event. The company was established last year in the middle of the global pandemic by licensing entrepreneurs Yizan He and Natasha Dyson, with support from Sinofaith IP Investment Company (SIPIC). Twelve months on, …

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Golden Goose to showcase new licensing admin system BrandXL at BLE

Strategic licensing boutique Golden Goose has announced the launch of BrandXL, a new licensing admin aystem that will form part of the agency’s consultancy offering. Inviting small and growing programmes to enjoy a free trial, Golden Goose Director Adam Bass says: “We’ve concentrated 50+ years of professional licensing experience into …

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Sky’s Obki ties up with Products of Change to launch sustainable character merchandise

With Brand Licensing Europe just around the corner, Products of Change has announced the launch of a truly sustainable brand champion for the community and planet. Obki on Sky Kids will be a leading force in driving the sustainability agenda on a global platform through a series of worldwide licensing deals …

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Cartoon Saloon’s “Silly Sundays” and “Puffin Rock – The Movie” presented for first time at BLE

Five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, will attend Brand Licensing Expo (BLE) for their second time to present licensing and merchandising opportunities for two new preschool properties: the recently announced animated preschool series Silly Sundays and their new feature film Puffin Rock – The Movie. Also being presented is Cartoon …

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