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Barbie scoops Best Licensed Dress Up win at 2019 Licensing Awards

Barbie was awarded the prestigious accolade for Best Licensed Dress Up & Partyware Range at the 2019 Licensing Awards this week, following a recently launched partnership with the adult dress up partner, Smiffys. Emerging victorious amid some strong competition, the brand accepted the award at Tuesday night’s event at The …

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Bandai UK launches education-led campaigns for Bananas and National Geographic

Bandai UK has detailed the launch of two major education-led campaigns this week for its popular Bananas and National Geographic brands. Working with the children’s weekly newspaper, First News, the toy company has developed a comprehensive schools resource campaign by developing lesson plans and activities linking to the National Curriculum’s …

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Simon’s Cat pounces into plush with social commerce platform Teespring

The global content creator Endemol Shine Group is launching a new line of plush toys inspired by its hit animated property, Simon’s Cat. The new launch arrives courtesy of a collaboration with the social commerce platform, Teespring. Available for pre-order, the Simon’s Cat Plush is based on the lovable white …

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Retailers call for ‘urgent government action’ to save a high street in strife

Retailers are calling for urgent government action to help high streets in their struggle for footfall and sales as new data reveals that the number of shops, pubs and restaurants closing is rising at the fastest rate in ten years. According to the research, around 16 stores closed their doors …

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Wow! Stuff celebrates Innovation category win at Licensing Awards 2019

Wow! Stuff is celebrating a big win at last night’s Licensing Awards 2019 with its tongue firmly in its cheek, after trumping competition in the Innovation category for its Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. Partnering with the team at Warner Bros, Wow! Stuff’s Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak uses AR and green …

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Going to BLE? Here’s 35 things you don’t want to miss at this year’s show

If you’re willing to believe that we’re a third of the way into September already, you’re most likely more than aware that Brand Licensing Europe is just around the corner. Blink, and next you’ll know, you’ll be three pints deep at the opening night drinks and wondering what the next …

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Alpha Group UK’s TerraSect is back ‘by unprecedented consumer demand’

Alpha Group UK has brought back its Christmas 2018 sell-out sensation, TerraSect, just in time for the A/W19 season, as it looks to stamp its presence on the RC sector with its own ‘innovative technology.’ As the company expands its RC toy range, it remains optimistic that the product can …

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The Entertainer taps Carousel PR for consumer and corporate public relations

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer, has turned to Carousel PR to manage its consumer and corporate public relations, supporting the operation’s 171 stores across the UK, as well as its online platform TheToyShop.com. The brief comes at a very exciting time for The Entertainer as the business continues to build its brand and …

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Anna Knight promoted to vice president of Global Licensing Group

Informa Markets has promoted Anna Knight – the name behind Brand Licensing Europe – to vice president, Global Licensing Group, following two months as interim managing director for the division. Knight has worked for Informa Markets (formerly UBM) for 10 years, most recently holding the position of event director for …

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