Media & PR

Firms encouraged to get involved in Small Business Saturday on 4 December

The iconic Small Business Saturday campaign returns to the UK on 4 December and small business owners across the country are being encouraged to get involved and make the most of the spotlight and celebrations. The campaign is calling for a big show of support from the public, to celebrate …

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A bumper year for Little Tikes as company wins slew of awards

Little Tikes, leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor toys, has impressed industry experts in 2021, scooping a number of awards across the Rainbow, Creative Play, Dad’s Choice and Loved By Children awards. In the recently announced Creative Play Awards, Little Tikes scooped the award for the Best Outdoor Toy in …

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Winners of the 2021 Creative Play Awards announced

The results of this year’s Creative Play Awards are now in, and will be published in the Winter issue of Creative Steps magazine as well as on www.creativesteps.co.uk and across all the magazine’s social media platforms. The Creative Play Awards, sponsored and organised by Creative Steps magazine, promote creative play …

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Sam Thompson appointed Chief Prankster for Elves Behavin’ Badly

The Elves Behavin’ Badly are upping the ante this festive season, having hired mischief-maker and reality star Sam Thompson as Chief Prankster to help spread chaos in homes and workplaces up and down the country. Known for his banter and practical jokes on long-suffering girlfriend Zara, practical joker Sam has joined the Elves Behavin’ Badly line-up to inspire the nation to get pranking, with everyone encouraged to share their best pranks on social media using the …

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Spielwarenmesse online: Toy Trends’ Reyne Rice highlights 2022’s hottest toys

The pre-Christmas period includes some of the busiest weeks for retail sales. The toys and brands that will be in strong demand in 2021 are the subject of the latest Toy Academy presentation from the Spielwarenmesse. In her video, US-based Reyne Rice tackles “Top Trending Toy Topics – Holiday 2021: Toys, Games and …

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Government issues guidance for parents on how to buy toys safely this Christmas

With Christmas just weeks away and parents everywhere setting out on a quest to get hold of this season’s must-have playthings, The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has partnered with Chartered Trading Standards Institute, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Child Accident Prevention Trust and Netmums …

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Save money on Senet, the magazine for board game fans

Senet, the magazine devoted to table-top gaming, has a special offer for anyone looking to buy a Christmas present for the board game fanatic in their life: all postage and packaging costs will be waived on any UK orders placed by 11:59 on Sunday 19 December – a saving of 26% …

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2021 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards opens for entries

The British Toy & Hobby Association, organisers of the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards, has announced that the 2021 retailer application process is now open. Retailers can compete nationally in like-for-like categories and can apply in more than one category, if applicable. Self-nominations are permitted, together with nominations coming from …

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Shortlist for The Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards revealed

The Toy of the Year Awards are frequently referred to as the “Oscars” of the industry, and now the nominations for 2022’s prizes have been revealed. The TOTY 2022 voting process includes input from not only consumers, but also members of The Toy Association, retailers, journalists, bloggers, and academics. Voting …

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Sue Perkins hosts ‘At Your Leisure’ podcast from The LEGO Group and Global Player

A new podcast from The LEGO Group, aimed specifically at adults, launches today exploring the world of celebrity hobbies, pastimes and passions. What hobbies keep the stars entertained? What pastimes have these famous faces nurtured since childhood or picked up over lockdown? Comedian, broadcaster and author Sue Perkins is here to find out in At …

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