Media & PR

From the US | Just Play launches Early Learning Centre development platform on its Amazon Brand store

The award-winning UK preschool brand, Early Learning Centre is embarking on a new initiative for the US market with the launch of a raft of new products and concepts exclusively through its Amazon brand store. The project is being overseen by the brand’s US distributor and licensor, Just Play and …

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Popluar Netflix animated TV series Hilda secures two Daytime Emmy Award wins

Silvergate Media has expanded its trophy collection this week, having secured a double win at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards for its highly acclaimed Netflix animated TV series, Hilda. During the live streamed ceremony on Friday, Hilda found itself the recipient of the coveted award in the Outstanding Children’s Animated …

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Tonies picks up multiple awards amid period of ‘exponential UK growth’

A period of exponential growth here in the UK for the children’s audio platform, Tonies has been compounded with a slew of awards wins and recognition from across the parents media space. The popular storytelling and music playing Toniebox and its line up of Tonies figures, spanning some of the …

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MicroMacro: Crime City named winner of 2021 Spiel des Jahres

The map-searching puzzle game, MicroMacro: Crime City has been named this year’s winner of the Spiel des Jahres, the much coveted German Game of the Year award. A tabletop title that challenges players to search its visual puzzle for clues to solve a number of crimes, all by spotting details, …

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The UK Games Expo People Awards 2021 is now open for public voting

The People’s vote is now open for this year’s UK Games Expo Awards with a shortlist spanning 52 finalists across 18 board gaming categories. With the nomination process now closed, the voting has commenced and the UK Games Expo 2021 judges have produced a shortlist of the best games – …

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Spielwarenmesse encouraged by high number of exhibitor bookings for 2022

Spielwarenmesse has reported a high number of early bookings from exhibitors as the Nuremberg toy fair prepares to welcome visitors back to its in-person event scheduled to open its doors next February. With new, and innovative special areas dedicated to specific themes and new presentation formats, such as the Area …

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Norton PR Awarded ‘Best Children’s Products PR & Marketing Specialists for the UK’

Norton PR is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in true style, having been awarded Best Children’s Products PR and Marketing Specialists for the UK at the Media Innovator Awards. Having found itself nominated for the award by multiple companies from across the industry, the Media Innovator in-house research team …

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Yoto teams with Sophie Ellis-Bextor to bring Mindfulness Corners to UK schools

The singer-songwriter and mindfulness advocate, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has partnered with the children’s audio platform, Yoto and its Yoto Player to launch a nationwide competition to bring Mindfulness Corners to 200 schools in the UK. The launch of the campaign follows recent research into the impact of Covid-19 on school children, …

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Moose Toys takes Toy of the Year 2021 among slew of wins at Grand Prix du Jouet

The Australian toy company, Moose Toys has secured a total of four wins at the 2021 Grand Prix du Jouet, the highly coveted French play awards, included the Toy of the Year 2021 accolade, fighting off strong competition from the likes of Mattel, Goliath, and VTech. Among the multiple honours …

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People of Play’s TAGIE Awards 2021 now open for entries

The 14th annual TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play, is now open for nominations, encouraging the global industry to celebrate the best and brightest innovators, designers, and marketers that it has to offer. The yearly event brings together communities from across the world’s toy and game industry, including professionals, …

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