Tag Archives: License This!

Diversity and innovation celebrated as Licensing Expo Virtual’s License This! crowns its 2021 winners

An animated brand with diversity at its centre, a refillable snack jar, and a children’s animation that brings African and African American culture to the super hero sector have each been named the winners of the inaugural US version of the popular License This! competition. Held during this past week’s …

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License This! reveals senior exec judging panel with Crayola, Bioworld, and PowerStation Studios among panel

Global Licensing Group and Licensing International have revealed the full line-up of judges to be presiding over this year’s License This! as the competition prepares to make its US market debut at Licensing Expo Virtual next month. A list of 18 senior executives from all corners of the licensing industry …

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Licensing Expo Virtual details ‘most robust educational agenda to date’ ahead of next month’s online event

Retail education, sustainability clinics, and a keynote from senior executives from Warner Bros. Consumer Products make up just a fraction of the agenda for this year’s Licensing Expo Virtual, taking place August 24th to 26th in an online format. Celebrating 40 years… yes, 40, of connecting IP owners with retailers, …

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BLE’s License This! adds new category, expands into US, and appoints Ian Downes as chair

Brand Licensing Europe’s popular License This! competition is now opens for entries, as it welcomes a new third award category, courtesy of Mojo Nation, as well as its expansion into the US market. License This! has been helping brands and designers to break into the licensing industry for over a decade and …

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Tracey Colliston’s Owls’ Nest and George Mackay’s Eejits win Festival of Licensing’s License This! competition

The winners of this year’s all virtual License This! competition have been declared, with the grand prizes being handed to the Lancashire-based Tracey Colliston in the Brand & Design category, and George Mackay from Caithness in Scotland in Character & Animation. It was Colliston’s sentimental Owls’ Nest illustrations of British …

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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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License This! 2018 winner Oddcats to make BLE debut at 2019 show

Brand Licensing Europe’s License This! 2018 competition winner, Oddcats is readying to make its show floor debut at this year’s big London licensing event, taking its first stand at BLE 2019. Oddcats is a pre-school brand created by Zara Picken and features a cast of cute, colourful, and quirky cat …

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“We have a reputation for being open to new opportunities”: Clare Piggott on her role as judge at License This! 2019

The judging panel for this year’s License This! competition has been revealed as Brand Licensing Europe once again prepares to host the annual event that has cemented its status as an industry must-attend. Making up the panel of judges at this year’s competition will be Licensing International’s Kelvyn Gardner and …

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BLE 2019’s License This! competition now open to applicants

This year’s Brand Licensing Europe’s License This! competition -the platform designed to help entrepreneurial brands break into the $270 billion global licensing industry, is now open to applications. Now in its 11th year, the License This! competition welcomes two new judges on to its panel for 2019 – Giftware Association …

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BLE 2018: Oddcats and Animals win License This! 2018

After 90 minutes of pitching and presentations from the six finalists, the two winners were revealed to be Oddcats! in the character and animation category and Animals! in the brand and design category.

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