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Where to for Amazon in Australia?

Where to for Amazon in Australia?

Twelve months ago there was a lot of noise around Amazon’s launch here in Australia. It is widely reported that this was a soft launch at best. Historically they have been known to play the long game. It is reported that their first year’s sales, although they were only trading for a short time, was…

Meet Bluey, Australia’s Favourite Pup!

Meet Bluey, Australia’s Favourite Pup!

A little blue heeler pup from the hilly suburbs of Brisbane has won the hearts of families across the country. In just a few short months, animated series Bluey has become one of the top children’s programs in Australia and is set for more exciting developments in 2019. The series follows six year-old Bluey, an…

According to Downsey – Edition 5 (Groundhog Day)

According to Downsey – Edition 5 (Groundhog Day)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report I was recently asked to take part in a Facebook round robin to nominate my top ten favourite films. Among my list was the film Groundhog Day. In part because I love the film but also because to an…

The Wiggles Market Wrap (March, 2019)

The Wiggles Market Wrap (March, 2019)

The Wiggles Awarded Preschool License of the Year at the 2018 LIMA Australian & New Zealand Licensing Awards For nearly three decades, The Wiggles, the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group have educated, entertained and enriched the lives of millions of children (and their parents) all over the globe. With over 230 episodes of bespoke…

VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS

VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Newly re-branded VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (VNCP) has brought all their brands under one globally unified consumer products organization led by Pam Kaufman, President. The addition of Paramount to the Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central brands gives them the ability to build on their key strategy, offering the best product across categories and demos providing…

LIMA Asian Licensing Awards 2018 Winners

LIMA Asian Licensing Awards 2018 Winners

The 2018 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception was held at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show on Monday evening. Congratulations to all the 2018 LIMA Asian Award winners. Asian Property of the Year B.Duck – SEMK PRODUCTS LTD Licensed Promotion of the Year PETS ROCK X Starbucks “Lets Rock” (China and Taiwan)…

According to Downsey – Edition 4 (Christmas Is Coming Around Quickly)

According to Downsey – Edition 4 (Christmas Is Coming Around Quickly)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report Christmas seems to come around more quickly these days. It may be an age thing on my part but it is also due to anxious retailers and suppliers launching their Christmas activity earlier and earlier. I guess this is…

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (October 2018 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (October 2018 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube is written by a leading industry expert and is focused on providing a quick snapshot of the best opportunities in the television & animation market. The impact from the proliferation of new TV channels, new SVOD services, digital video channels such as YouTube and Amazon Prime, and internet influencers…

Australian Licensing Industry Founder John Walsh Passes Away

Australian Licensing Industry Founder John Walsh Passes Away

John Walsh who died last Saturday at the age of 79 was one of the founders of the Australian Licensing industry. Born in Adelaide John’s family moved to Melbourne when he was very young and he later joined his parents running their drapery business. He joined leading supermarket chain GJ Coles when 20 and worked…