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The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

Thanks for speaking to us Anna. Can you give us a snapshot of some of the newest and most interesting additions for Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) this year? There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at BLE this year. First and foremost, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary, which is an amazing…

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

With less than one month until entries close for Brand Licensing Europe’s 2018 License This! competition, organiser UBM has announced this year’s judging line up. Following the introduction of two awards to mark the competition’s 10th anniversary, two panels of judges will be responsible for whittling down the shortlist on 21st September and choosing the…

WBCP and The Grammy Museum Present the Get Animated Invasion Pop-Up Exhibit

WBCP and The Grammy Museum Present the Get Animated Invasion Pop-Up Exhibit

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and the GRAMMY Museum have teamed up to present The Get Animated Invasion, an interactive exhibit that allows guests to enjoy reimagined musical moments from the Studio’s most beloved animated entertainment. The exhibit starts with Looney Tunes’ unique blend of comedy with a modern twist on classical music, featuring three unforgettable…

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation Crosses $300M at the Global Box Office Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is fast becoming one of the monster hits of the year, generating over $342.2 million USD at the global box office to-date, including an impressive $13.3 million USD ($18.1 million…

According to Downsey – Edition 3 (summer in the city)

According to Downsey – Edition 3 (summer in the city)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report Summer in the city (of London) and elsewhere in the UK has been unusually hot. To paraphrase a tabloid newspaper it has been a scorcher and continues to be so. Maybe nothing compared to Australian standards but this hot…

Holden 70th Anniversary Edition Monopoly Launches with Winning Moves

Holden 70th Anniversary Edition Monopoly Launches with Winning Moves

Holden’s classic cars have now been immortalised on the popular family game board, Monopoly. Holden’s licensing agent, TPF Sports has worked with Winning Moves to celebrate 70 years of Holden. The Holden 70th Anniversary Edition Monopoly is set for release at Big W stores across the country in time for Father’s Day and all other…

Merchantwise Licensing to Represent Toy Sensation Fingerlings® in Australia & NZ

Merchantwise Licensing to Represent Toy Sensation Fingerlings® in Australia & NZ

Fingerlings® fever is set to sizzle in Australia and New Zealand under the brand management of Merchantwise Licensing. The Melbourne based licensing company has been appointed as the Fingerlings sub-agent for the Australian and New Zealand market by global agent, Striker Entertainment. Created by WowWee, Fingerlings has become one of the world’s most coveted toys…

WWE & FOXTEL Extend Long-Standing Partnership

WWE & FOXTEL Extend Long-Standing Partnership

WWE and Foxtel will extend their partnership into its 19th year with a new agreement to broadcast WWE programming live in Australia, including flagship shows Raw and SmackDown, as well as WWE’s live pay-per-views events. Foxtel’s FOX8 will continue to air Raw live at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and SmackDown live at 10 a.m. on…

Cola Cao Partners with emoji® – The Iconic Brand for the New Summer “batijarra”!

Cola Cao Partners with emoji® – The Iconic Brand for the New Summer “batijarra”!

emoji® – The Iconic Brand teamed up with the Idilia Foods brand Cola Cao. The leading cocoa powder manufacturer, has developed a promotional campaign for summer, giving away a premium called “batijarra” featuring emoji® icons. The deal conveys the emoji® icons in a mixing branded jar which was released in Spain earlier this summer. The…

Brand Licensing Europe to Relocate

Brand Licensing Europe to Relocate

UBM is relocating Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) to ExCeL London from 2019 as part of the organiser’s ambitious strategy to evolve the show, attract even more European licensees, retailers and licensors and improve the customer experience for both visitors and exhibitors. The organiser was attracted by the accessibility and flexibility of space at ExCeL, as…