Interviews

Headstart International Is Where The Big Brands Hang Out

Headstart International Is Where The Big Brands Hang Out

We spent some time recently with Andrew Hendy – Director at HeadStart International. We spoke to Andrew about their priorities for the year ahead. Andrew is already a veteran of the Toy Industry and his team are forging ahead with new brands and product development initiatives to secure the business as we move into 2017…

We Catch Up with Tom Punch & Yvonne King from Haven

We Catch Up with Tom Punch & Yvonne King from Haven

The Bugg Report recently had the chance to chat to Tom Punch & Yvonne King from Haven to learn all about their new look and direction for 2017 and beyond. What’s the direction for Haven in 2017 and beyond? Tom Punch Bigger and better! We’ve had a really exciting year to date with some big developments at…

Mattel Forges New Partnerships in China – Feature Interview

Mattel Forges New Partnerships in China – Feature Interview

It has been 12 months since The Bugg Report last had the opportunity to speak with Peter Broegger, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Mattel. Mattel Asia is a very important part of the growth strategy for the organization given the potential size of the market and the many opportunities this presents for Mattel to expand….

Ben Cox Named Vice President & General Manager of Nickelodeon Networks Australia & New Zealand

Ben Cox Named Vice President & General Manager of Nickelodeon Networks Australia & New Zealand

Ben Cox has been named Vice President and General Manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, announced today by Ben Richardson, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand. As Vice President and General Manager, Cox will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Nickelodeon’s brands in…

HavenAsia Appointed as Licensing Agent for Viacom International Media Networks’ MTV and Nickelodeon

HavenAsia Appointed as Licensing Agent for Viacom International Media Networks’ MTV and Nickelodeon

Hot off the heels of their announcement of the launch of HavenAsia in the Philippines last week, Haven have announced their appointment as the new Consumer Products Licensing Agent of Viacom International Media Networks’ MTV and Nickelodeon properties in the Philippines. “Haven was born on iconic brands such as Ren & Stimpy and Rugrats 23…

Supercharge Your Business with Nitro Circus

Supercharge Your Business with Nitro Circus

Nitro Circus successfully completed a sell-out tour of Australia earlier this year on the back of a sell-out tour of the United Kingdom. The Bugg Report attended the final show in Melbourne which was hosted by Peter Maule, Global Head of Licensing at Nitro Circus and Elizabeth Vitale, Director of Licensing at Velocity Brand Management…

A Quick Interview with Danger Mouse

A Quick Interview with Danger Mouse

The Bugg Report had the chance to sit down and speak to Danger Mouse prior to Brand Licensing Europe and see what he has been up to lately. So Danger Mouse, how did you become a secret agent? I come from a long line of adventurers, heroes & secret agents. It was inevitable that my…

The Emoji Company Continues to Gather Momentum

The Emoji Company Continues to Gather Momentum

The Bugg Report was fortunate to catch up with Marco Hüsges prior to Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. From our previous article, we learnt about the evolution of The Emoji Company and its rapid growth trajectory around the world. Already active in over 60 countries around the globe, Marco continues to set aggressive goals for…

HAVAS Sports & Entertainment – Feature Interview with Francis Coady

HAVAS Sports & Entertainment – Feature Interview with Francis Coady

The Bugg Report recently had the chance to meet with Francis Coady, General Manager (GM) of HAVAS Sports and Entertainment (HS&E), to have a chat about his new role and what the focus will be for HS&E in the Sports & Entertainment business. For those who are not familiar can you give a brief overview…

Burley Sekem is a Trusted Partner in the Sporting Business

Burley Sekem is a Trusted Partner in the Sporting Business

The Bugg Report has been able to track down Ed Cunningham, Director of Western Australia based sporting goods specialist, Burley Sekem. We understand his company is now approaching 100 years in the sporting business. This is significant, not just for the sports business, but to remain relevant for this length of time in any industry…