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Licensing chatter: Marie-Laure Marchand talks survival in a land of giants

With a career spanning 25 years in the children’s entertainment and licensing space, the former head of global consumer products at Xilam, and now SVP of consumer global products at ChefClub, Marie-Laure Marchand has seen the industry through all manner of evolution. Licensing.biz sits down with the licensing industry expert …

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BLE 2019: The Hilda’s alive – Silvergate Media on the rise of a new pop culture icon

Whether it’s because of my affinity with Scandinavian crime fiction, or my new found appreciation of the Japanese artform of manga and anime, I find myself inexplicably drawn towards Silvergate Media’s newest animated series. Of course, it should go without saying that the Netflix children’s animation that launched in September …

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A world in miniatures: Modiphius Entertainment on the colossal business of licensed miniatures gaming

It’s a fair distance travelled from his days organising underground raves in the 1990s that Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius Entertainment, now finds himself in a three-storey London office block overseeing the production of wargaming miniatures with his wife and business parter Rita. But while the parallels between organising crowds …

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The right Royal welcome: How Ascot has been embraced by the world’s retailers

It was two years ago that Royal Ascot, that vestige of Great Britain’s proud love of animals, sport, and horse racing, took its first natural steps (or is that canter) into developing a new licensing programme reflective of its heritage and global recognition. Over the course of the last 24 …

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English channelled: How British icons Mr Men & Little Miss are taking it global

Sanrio’s Alastair McHarrie couldn’t possibly tell us what the next collaboration will be for the iconic Mr Men Little Miss brand. Off the record, he is all winks and nods, but with the dictaphone on, it’s yet another licensing secret only to be revealed once all those pesky i’s have …

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An appetite for IP: How licensing fuelled the growth of board game experts Ravensburger

It hasn’t been by accident that, over the course of the last one year and ten months, the tabletop gaming juggernaut, Ravensburger, has found itself at the centre of a far greater narrative on the global licensing space. It’s actually been a focal point for the company, and one that …

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Born Licensing case study: Changing the licensing lexicon with JoyPixels

Born Licensing has been focused on licensing for the purposes of advertising and marketing for almost five years. It’s a badge this company of specialists wears with pride that it has become known for delivering ‘something different to the usual licensing fare.’ Here, David Born, director of Born Licensing talks …

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Race to the future: The TSBA Group on Franchising Formula E’s millennial mission

This time next year, go the hatchings of a plan divulged to Licensing.biz by The TSBA Group’s global head of licensing Stephanie Freeman, Formula E will be making its mark on the toy industry in a big way. The hope is for the brand to have a major launch at …

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Born innovators: One man’s mission to change what you thought you knew about licensing

When I started Born Licensing almost five years ago in my Melbourne apartment, I set out to create a licensing agency that focused on bringing incremental revenue to the licensing industry in innovative ways. Five years later this tactic is even more relevant, both for us and the industry as …

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