Interviews

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…

Interview with Lynton Rice from Target Australia

Interview with Lynton Rice from Target Australia

Target is part way through a re-build of their business model and offering to the consumer. Initially all the research clearly highlighted that even with the difficult times Target have had to encounter, the Target name is both iconic and still has much value. From all reports they are heading in the right direction and…

Interview with Simon Gresswell from Sanrio

Interview with Simon Gresswell from Sanrio

The Bugg Report catches up with Simon Gresswell, COO Sanrio Global Limited – EMEA, India, Oceania and Mr Men – Worldwide, during his recent trip to Australia in April to discuss all things Sanrio! Great to speak with you Simon; can you tell us about your recent trip down-under to Australia? Thanks, you too. Well,…

Interview with Talia Goldsmith from WildWorks

Interview with Talia Goldsmith from WildWorks

The Bugg Report sits down with Talia Goldsmith, Director of Licensing at WildWorks Inc to discuss their market leading online social world for kids, Animal Jam, in the lead-up to Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Animal Jam has been growing strongly since 2010, but it would be great to get an update on recent in-game…

Interview with Andrew Hendy from HeadStart

Interview with Andrew Hendy from HeadStart

The Bugg Report catches up with Andrew Hendy, CEO – HeadStart Toys to learn about their entry into the US market and the amazing growth that the business has experienced. The growth and innovation at HeadStart over recent years has been amazing and they have strategically worked to develop a combination of representing the best…

Interview with Brian Maeda from WWE

Interview with Brian Maeda from WWE

The Bugg Report had the chance to speak to Brian Maeda at WWE for everything that has happened at the company over the past 12 months and to learn about what will be happening in 2018 and beyond for both events, licensing and consumer products. Thank you for taking to time to speak to The…