Goodyear watch collection Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Collaborations 

GOODYEAR Launches Exclusive Watch Collection With B.R.M Chronographes

Goodyear has combined a global licensing collaboration with a motorsport agreement to launch an exclusive watch collection with French luxury watch specialist B.R.M Chronographes. This follows the recent announcement that Goodyear has joined forces with the Algarve Pro Racing team champion European Le Mans Series, who will be showcasing the B.R.M Chronographes. GOODYEAR Launches Exclusive Watch Collection With B.R.M Chronographes The design of the timepieces will match the look of the Algarve Pro car, reflecting Goodyear’s fundamental association with motorsport. “We are excited to channel Goodyear’s rich racing pedigree and the…

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lc-royal-enfield-women-wear Apparel Licensing Brand Licensing 

Royal Enfield forays into women’s wear

Royal Enfield forays into women’s wear announces the launch of its first ever apparel and riding gear range, exclusively for women in India in its first ever Brand Extension deal.R Taking inspiration from the ‘motorcycling way of life’, the clothing range is designed to be aspirational yet accessible, supporting women in their pursuits of exploration. The collection is anchored by a set of riding jackets, trousers, gloves and helmets with a complement of t-shirts, shirts and jeans. The riding gear has been crafted keeping in mind the habits of the brand’s…

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Brand Licensing Fashion Licensing 

Freaky Friday: Check Out These Must Have Branded Face Mask To Make That Style Statement!

Licensed & Branded Face Masks have helped save many licensing & fashion companies. Face masks have become a new essential items in the pandemic, with government enforcing their use and encouraging people to wear face coverings when they go out in public. For some, face masks are even becoming fashion or statement pieces. While the MHA announced its guidelines on using cloth as face mask coverings, it was only a matter of time before brands saw an opportunity. Unlike the boxes of disposable masks that are sold out everywhere, these cloth masks…

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Centric Brands Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Fashion & Accessories Retail 

Brand licensing company Centric Brands files for bankruptcy

Considering the weak growth in apparel sales in recent years, New York based, Centric’s Brands were likely already experiencing some challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made that worse, as consumers have less need than ever for clothes for work or special events, and are pulling back on spending with many stores still temporarily closed and economic uncertainty looming. Apparel sales plunged 89% in April, with most retail stores closed due to the outbreak, after dropping more than 50% in March, when some stores were still open for part of…

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Brand Licensing Celebrity Licensing Music Licensing 

Gene Simmons & IMG Partners To Launch Licensed Products

LONDON (18 November 2019) – Gene Simmons, co-founder of rock band KISS, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of rock music’s most recognized personalities, has appointed IMG as his first exclusive global licensing representative. IMG will work with Simmons to build a licensing program targeting multiple product categories including apparel, homeware, automotive, travel accessories, gaming, and electronics, with products launching in early 2020. Additionally, IMG’s representation of Simmons will include promotions, commercial tie-ins, and brand endorsements. Gene Simmons said: “IMG is the world’s leading licensing agency and our aim is to create a whole new range of products…

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Apparel Licensing Brand Licensing Collaborations 

House of PepsiCo. Launches TODAY

PepsiCo has handed their fingers on the pulse of fashion for years, and now they’ve created a home for it all.  TODAY, 30 October 2019, the brand is proud to announce the launch House of PepsiCo (https://www.houseofpepsico.com/), a brand new e-commerce site featuring their apparel and accessory collections and collaborations from around the world.      This next chapter for PepsiCo continues to take the brand beyond the bag and bottle and helps showcase their dedication to creativity and design while helping drive traffic and sales to their partners.  The platform gives…

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Brand Licensing Collaborations Global Licensing Retail 

IMG appointed to manage global licensing for FIAT, FIAT 500, FIAT Professional, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Abarth

IMG has been appointed by FCA Italy S.p.A. and FCA Group Marketing S.p.A. to manage global licensing for its Fiat, Fiat 500, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Abarth brands. The new partnership now sees IMG representing the entire FCA Group, already being the licensing agent for the group’s US-based brands Jeep, RAM, Dodge and Chrysler. IMG will focus on growing the Italian automotive brands’ presence internationally through a range of licensed categories from toys, video games and collectibles to broad-based brand lifestyle programmes and technical products. The collaboration also…

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Brand Licensing Event 

Aurora World hails success of YooHoo event on popular holiday island

Aurora World, a leading character and content company and owner of the globally successful YooHoo brand, has hailed the success of a special week-long May-half-term-holiday YooHoo meet-and-greet event at a popular Channel Island tourist destination. Scheduled from 27-31 May, the event took place at the Gift Shop on the breathtakingly beautiful island of Herm, one of the smallest of the Channel Islands located between southern England and France, which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a year. The island is only accessible by boat from its larger sister island of Guernsey,…

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Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Corporate Brand 

Licensing Link to represent web and tourism phenomenon North Coast 500

Brand extension and strategy agency Licensing Link Europe has been appointed to manage global licensing for North Coast 500, the 516-mile-long coastal touring route through the Scottish North Highlands that has become an online and tourism phenomenon, on behalf of brand owner North Coast 500 Limited. Since 2015, when just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery were documented and marketed as a road trip under the name the North Coast 500 (NC500), this Highlands coastal touring route has become a global phenomenon, building an audience reach in 2018 alone…

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Licensing International Awards 2019: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 International Licensing Awards were unveiled during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. “2018 was an incredible year for our industry, which is reflected in tonight’s slate of winners and honorees,” said Licensing International’s President, Maura Regan. “It’s been particularly satisfying to see the increasingly international nature of the licensing business reflected throughout the entire awards process, beginning with the 150 judges from around the world who had the difficult job of reviewing the 600+ entries we received. Congratulations to tonight’s winners, who showcase the creativity…

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