Tag Archives: Festival of Licensing

Roundtable: Creating a brand with longevity and the factors that build a programme with steam

Richard Pink, Ashley Holman, Nikki Samuels, Gabrielle Sims, and Asda/George children’s buyer, Ruth Golightly, are among the licensing experts taking part in a specially curated panel session at next week’s Festival of Licensing, exploring the topic of brand longevity and the multitude of factors that need to be aligned in …

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Trend Bible CEO Joanna Feeley talks spotting the consumer shift ahead of Festival of Licensing

Among the many facets promising to keep visitors glued to their screens for the duration of October’s Festival of Licensing this year will be a dedicated channel to spotting the newest and emerging trends in a bid to spy the opportunities in what the future consumer will think, feel and …

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Fruit pickings: Richard Pink talks the history and future of the Vimto brand in licensing

With the tagline ‘Seriously Mixed Up Fruit’, Vimto already spans a wealth of foods and drinks from Vimto Fudge packaged in artwork that will take consumers on a trip through the brand’s history, to the more contemporary looking, and sounding, Vimto Candy Spray. But with a new licensing agent in …

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Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo make up final keynotes for Festival of Licensing Live Stage

Festival of Licensing has revealed the final three keynotes to take its Live Stage – this year sponsored by Crunchyroll – as it welcomes Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo to the fold. The three firms will take up the European, Asian, and Americas keynotes respectively. Banijay recently became the world’s largest …

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Bing goes big in the Benelux as Acamar Films extends broadcast and licensing partnerships

Bing is becoming rather big in the Benelux region thanks to a raft of new licensing partnerships that follow the news that Acamar Films has landed a live stage production of the popular pre-school IP in the Netherlands and Belgium for the first time. Detailed just this week, the hit …

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When all the world’s a stage: Festival of Licensing and lessons in staying global

In a year that has so far witnessed brands the world over pushing the envelope of innovation in a bid to maintain a foothold in a rapidly shifting ground underfoot, it is perhaps the events and hospitality space that has had to do the most legwork. Industry-wide, the usual calendar …

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Hasbro, Chupa Chups, and Crunchyroll among latest to present on the Festival of Licensing Stage

Hasbro, eOne, Chupa Chups, and Crunchyroll are just some of the latest global brands to be confirmed to present on the Festival of Licensing Stage during the virtual event’s opening week this October 6th to 8th, marking the latest additions to the European leg powered by Brand Licensing Europe. Almost …

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Festival of Licensing lines up the tunes and trivia as Hasbro Happy Hours programme is unveiled

Music, quizzes and the chance to wear some of your favourite costumes will all be topping the bill of the upcoming Festival of Licensing’s Hasbro Happy Hours programme, a series of ‘after-show’ evening virtual events devised to bring the licensing industry together after a day of meetings. The programme will …

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Six finalists revealed in this year’s all virtual License This! awards

The weeks are drawing in to the start of this year’s all-virtual Festival of Licensing, and with it the ever popular License This! final is undergoing its preparations to crown the winners of the 2020 offering.  Six brand designers have been shortlisted for this year’s final, with just a couple …

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Hasbro’s VP consumer products Marianne James on becoming a pre-school powerhouse

When Hasbro first made clear its plans to take over the Entertainment One entity at the end of 2019, the writing was pretty much on the wall that 2020 was going to be an atypical year for the world of children’s entertainment, licensing, and toys. No one quite knew exactly …

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