Interviews

Animal Jam | Feature Interview with Jeffrey Conrad | Founder at Peeko

Animal Jam | Feature Interview with Jeffrey Conrad | Founder at Peeko

The Bugg Report had the chance to speak to Jeffrey Conrad from Peeko about all things Animal Jam recently. A game which was introduced in 2010 has now grown to over 75 million users from all around the world and has now moved into licensing. We spoke to Jeffrey about many topics including the game’s…

We Interview Gisela Abrams | Vice President | International Media Business | Sesame Workshop

We Interview Gisela Abrams | Vice President | International Media Business | Sesame Workshop

The Bugg Report sat down with Gisela Abrams prior to Licensing Expo to learn about all the latest updates from Sesame Workshop including toys, promotions, TV and the introduction of a new character to the Sesame Workshop gang. Gisela, will your recent regional partnership with HeadStart for toys in Australia & New Zealand lead to…

We Interview Marco Hüsges | CEO & Founder of The Emoji Company

We Interview Marco Hüsges | CEO & Founder of The Emoji Company

We have watched the evolution of the official emoji® brand over recent years. Marco Hüsges (CEO/Founder) has worked extremely hard to secure coverage for his brand around the world and in our view deserves his success. We have spoken with him about his vision for the official emoji® brand and since it launched some two…

Haven’s Tom Punch & Yvonne King Talk Brand Extension, Diversification and the Letter “X”

Haven’s Tom Punch & Yvonne King Talk Brand Extension, Diversification and the Letter “X”

It’s safe to say that the world today is dramatically different to what it was 20 years ago. The internet, social media and the introduction of new technologies have changed the way the world connects and it is moving fast. I was chatting to Tom & Yvonne from Haven recently when they were explaining to…

Jessica Blue Now Heads Up the Licensing Platform for UBM

Jessica Blue Now Heads Up the Licensing Platform for UBM

Jessica Blue has been directing successful global events for well over a decade. She was responsible for steering Brand Licensing Europe in London from 2005-2012 where she introduced many new initiatives and demonstrated significant growth for the show. She has more recently been leading the Las Vegas Licensing Expo, before being promoted to Senior Vice…

Meagan Sanders to Lead Disney Consumer Products in Australia & New Zealand

Meagan Sanders to Lead Disney Consumer Products in Australia & New Zealand

We recently had the chance to speak with Disney’s new head of Disney Consumer Products (DCP), Meagan Sanders. Meagan was recently appointed General Manager of DCP & Retail for Australia & New Zealand. She joins Disney with a distinguished list of accomplishments in building and managing successful teams and brands for several large corporations prior to…

Vimwood Excel in Fashion Accessories

Vimwood Excel in Fashion Accessories

Vimwood entered the market way back in 1989. As a fashion accessory specialist they have stuck at their task now for almost 30 years. The business has changed and evolved during this time and brands have played an important part in providing them with the ability to make a unique offer to the market. Kirrin…

Sesame Workshop and Headstart Join Forces in Australia & New Zealand

Sesame Workshop and Headstart Join Forces in Australia & New Zealand

Sesame Street has a rich and longstanding history here in Australia and New Zealand, dating back to 1974 when it first launched in our region. Gisela Abrams has been an important conduit for the brand for much of this time. She has passionately steered the brand through many changing market conditions and it can be…

Feature Interview with Erin Killingback from My Legendary Creative

Feature Interview with Erin Killingback from My Legendary Creative

The Bugg Report recently had the chance to sit down and speak to Erin Killingback from My Legendary Creative. Having spent 15 years in the Licensed Consumer Products industry in Australia, Erin has recently started her own Freelance Design business. Erin, for those who don’t know; can you tell us a little bit about your…

World Wrestling Entertainment – Then, Now, Forever

World Wrestling Entertainment – Then, Now, Forever

The Bugg Report had the opportunity to speak to Will Byron, WWE’s SVP International Consumer Products & Retail, to find out more about the WWE brand’s enduring success. Thank you for speaking to The Bugg Report, Will. Can you tell us how the WWE brand has performed over the past year? The brand continues to…