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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 […]

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The Big Bash League is the Next Big Thing in Sport

Australians live for sport; Football in the Winter and Cricket in the Summer. As the sporting landscape evolves and technology allows for greater excitement for fans, new sporting formats continue to emerge. With three hours of non-stop action, fireworks, music and loads more entertainment, the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is the ultimate family night […]

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We Interview Janice Ross from American Greetings on Care Bears

The Bugg Report had the chance to interview Janice Ross from American Greetings Entertainment and learn about all the latest news and updates on Care Bears. I believe that the new series “Care Bears & Cousins” began to air on Netflix in November last year. How has the new series been received by Care Bears […]

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We Catch Up with Liz Burnett from FremantleMedia Australia & New Zealand

The Bugg Report recently caught up with Liz Burnett, Director of Consumer Products at FremantleMedia Australia to hear about what’s happening for the remainder of this year (2016), next year (2017) and beyond at FremantleMedia. Can you tell us a bit about your role at FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) and your brand priorities for […]

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Ingredients of Success: An Interview with Sandrine De Raspide, COO of Sanrio GmbH and Mr Men Ltd

In a strong start to 2016, the teams at Sanrio and Mr Men Little Miss have ramped up their brand building activity across EMEA and Australasia, bringing good old-fashioned comedy and kawaii to the public in a series of unprecedented grassroots activations and high profile collaborations. What’s on the menu for the Sanrio Classic portfolio, […]

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The World of Emoji with Marco Huesges

The Bugg Report was fortunate to spend some time with Marco Huesges, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Emoji Company during his time in Australia recently. Marco is an Entrepreneurial Businessman from Germany and on first impression he is extremely focused and clear on his goals and what he wants to achieve […]

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The Wiggles 25th Anniversary: Feature Interview

The Bugg Report catches up with The Wiggles to discuss their 25th Anniversary and learn about all that is happening in the world of The Wiggles. Thank you for taking the time to speak to The Bugg Report Emma (Watkins). To begin, what do you like most about being a Wiggle? Having the opportunity to […]

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Tom Punch & Yvonne King from Haven Licensing

The Bugg Report recently caught up with Tom Punch and Yvonne King from Haven Licensing, to get their thoughts on their brands and the evolution of Haven. Tom, can you give us a snapshot of how your business has changed and what the future holds for Haven? Our business is evolving as it has been […]

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Feature Interview with Jeff Daggett from NBCUniversal

The Bugg Report catches us with Jeff Daggett, Vice President of Consumer Products at NBCUniversal Brand Development. Thanks for speaking to The Bugg Report, Jeff. Can you give us an update on your background and how you got into the Licensing business? My background is as a retail startup person. I was sent to Japan […]

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Feature Interview: We Catch Up with Dianne Bellchambers from Moose to Discuss Shopkins

The Bugg Report caught up with Dianne Bellchambers, Business Manager at Moose, to talk about all things Shopkins on the back of this years Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair. Shopkins has become one of the hottest toys on the market over the past 12 months. Can you provide a brief overview of the past year […]