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According to Downsey – Edition 7 (A Tough Market)

According to Downsey – Edition 7 (A Tough Market)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report There is no denying that times are tough in the UK Licensing market at the moment. Stalwart supporters of licensing in the retail sector such as Mothercare have gone into administration. Selling into retail is more difficult as retailers…

According to Downsey – Edition 6 (The State of the Market)

According to Downsey – Edition 6 (The State of the Market)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report It is a time of uncertainty in the UK at the moment with much of our conversation dominated by Soft and Hard Brexits. It can be quite wearing. It can also be hard to do business against this backdrop….

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…

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…

According to Downsey – Edition 3 (Summer In The City)

According to Downsey – Edition 3 (Summer In The City)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report Summer in the city (of London) and elsewhere in the UK has been unusually hot. To paraphrase a tabloid newspaper it has been a scorcher and continues to be so. Maybe nothing compared to Australian standards but this hot…

According to Downsey – Edition 2 (Sports Licensing & The World Cup)

According to Downsey – Edition 2 (Sports Licensing & The World Cup)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report The big sporting tournament this Summer is the Football World Cup taking place in Russia. Football really is the global game and the tournament reflects this with competing nations including England, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Senegal. A tournament…

According to Downsey – Edition 1 (The Annual January Madness Month of Trade-Shows)

According to Downsey – Edition 1 (The Annual January Madness Month of Trade-Shows)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report I always feel January should be re-named trade-show – it seems the whole of the UK licensing industry is on one continuous cycle of trade-shows. It is part of the routine of licensing but it is important to challenge…