Toy Licensing 

MGA Entertainment prepares for upcoming BLE

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 3,542   MGA Entertainment. Inc. (MGAE) one of the world’s leading privately held toy and family entertainment companies continuing with the expansion of its global licensing program for the phenomenal toy brand, L.O.L. Surprise!™, is currently performing among top toy sales around the globe, it prepares for the upcoming Brand Licensing Expo (10-12 October, Olympia London, London, UK). MGAE’s new toy brand, L.O.L. Surprise! has become a global sell out since launching in December 2016. Targeting young girls between ages 6 to 9, L.O.L. Surprise! offers the ultimate…

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Rocket Licensing to celebrate its 10th anniversary at BLE in style

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 2,696 Rocket Licensing, is making preparation to celebrate its tenth anniversary at British Licensing Expo by showing its portfolio of new representations and classic much-loved brands. This year’s line-up includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the works of Dr Seuss, the massive TV and publishing hit Horrible Histories, Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania franchise, Beyblade Burst,the third generation of the Beyblade franchise, Love is, the classic art property whose theme is sharing the feeling of love and JIFFPOM, the pomeranian dog who is a huge social media star. The Very…

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BLE’s Retail Mentoring Programme receives CPD accreditation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,832 As the Retail Mentoring Programme opens for applications for 2017, organizers, Brand Licensing Europe announce that it has received official accreditation from the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Certification Service. CPD, as explained on its website, is “the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive”. Delegate numbers for the eight-month programme doubled in 2016 with 61 retailers participating, including delegates from Argos, Asda, Halfords and Claire’s…

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BLE to host LIMA roundtable discussions on Licensing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,524 Visitors to this year’s Brand Licensing Europe (11 – 13 October, Olympia, London) can take part in roundtable discussions about all aspects of licensing as part of the event’s new seminar programme. Taking place on Wednesday 12 October from 14.30 – 16.15, and facilitated by LIMA, the roundtables will give attendees an opportunity to take part in focused discussions on a wide variety of licensing topics.  Each table of 10 – 12 participants will meet for 30 minutes along with an industry expert, and then switch –…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand Institutional Licensing LIMA INDIA 

BLE unveils finalist for License This! competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,376 Brand Licensing Europe, organized by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, has unveiled the four finalists for its annual License This! competition. Now in its seventh year, the License This! competition offers those with new, unlicensed creative concepts the opportunity to break into the global licensing industry. The contest will conclude at the show on Thursday, Oct. 13, when the four finalists will present their concepts to a live audience and the panel of judges, which is chaired by Kelvyn Gardner, managing director,…

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Leading executives join License This! 2016 judging panel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,524 Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the largest and most prestigious licensing event in Europe, has revealed the line-up of industry executives judging this year’s License This! Competition Kelvyn Gardner, Managing Director of LIMA UK will chair the panel. He is joined by Tom Gunn, Senior International Brand Director, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products ; Jane Evans, Director, JELC ; Sam Ferguson, Senior Director of Licensing & Retail, Jazwares ;Pat Reading, Licensing Director, UU Ltd ; Max Lister, Senior Licensing Manager, Natural History Museum ;Clare Piggot, Director of Licensing and Merchandising, Larkshead Media. Now celebrating…

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