Marketing

Hasbro and Peppa Pig support Team GB with Tokyo Olympics children’s campaign

Hasbro has detailed a new collaboration with Team GB in the UK that will see Peppa Pig join the British Olympic team as a special children’s ambassador to get kids excited for the summer Olympics in Tokyo. The event has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, a move that was …

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STEAM focused entertainment brand GoldieBlox prepares for “rapid growth over coming years”

The toy firm turned media and entertainment powerhouse, GoldieBlox has made a suite of new appointments to its leadership team as the company prepares for rapid growth in the coming years, including further moves into the consumer products sector, led by its new EVP of operations and partnerships, Tim Erickson. …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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Edx Education’s Heather Welch: “Educational toys are going to hit a stride like never before”

Until only recently, Edx Education had sold its products through Amazon, an evolution itself of the business it built some 25 years ago sourcing and distributing learning products to schools across the UK. Having found success in the space, and in response to the ongoing demand for such products, the …

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Zuru’s global marketing director Renee Lee: “We are investing more in the UK market and globally than ever before”

While the lockdown forced the temporary closure of toy shops the world over, it was far from being a quiet time for an industry that, boosted by families spending more time together and in need of home entertainment, and a spell of freakishly good weather here in the UK, found …

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Character Options merges fashion dolls and cosmetics with Shimmer N Sparkle InstaGlam

Character Options is readying for one of its major launches of the season with the arrival of the InstaGlam girls, a range of stylish make-up compacts wrapped up in their own collectable doll. The range has been established under the Shimmer N Sparkle fashion brand and witnesses the meeting of …

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The Insights People continues global growth with 10 new hires and new market launches

The kids’, parents, and family market intelligence experts, The Insights People is continuing with its global expansion plans, having hired ten new starters since the start of lockdown, made its move into new markets, and brought on board a host of new, big name clients including Amazon, LEGO, and Warner …

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Very Puzzled launches first Indiegogo campaign to bring diversity into children’s puzzles

A children’s toy manufacturer that has set out to connect children to diversity through play has officially launched its new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Called Very Puzzled, the company looks to provide a vibrant range of engaging jigsaw puzzles that parents and carers can explore with their children. The concepts …

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BlogOn Toy Awards 2020 now open for entries

The BlogOn Toy Awards 2020 are now open for entries, marking the fourth iteration of the annual awards event that this year will be sponsored by 34SP.com, and will see winners announced on October 5th this year. Following its successful launch in 2017, the BlogOn Toys Awards is billed as …

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