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Marie-Laure Marchand named senior VP global consumer products at Chefclub

The digital cooking network, Chefclub, has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the newly created role of senior vice president global consumer products and business development, effective immediately. With 65 million followers across social platforms and 1 billion organic views each month, Chefclub is recognised as the leading digital producer of cooking …

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Wow! Stuff promises to push innovation with big franchise reveals at Distoy

Wow! Stuff may be remaining tight-lipped over just what it has in store for this year’s Distoy when the team behind the boundary-pushing Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak descends upon the London event, but promises a range that will continue to push the envelope on a ‘global scale.’ Following its recent …

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Swizzels goes premium with Love Hearts in new Koin Club deal

Swizzels has launched itself into the premium collectables market thanks to a new partnership with the gifting and collectables specialist, The Koin Club. Under this new partnership, the pair have developed a range of collectable Love Hearts medals, called Love Hearts to Keep. The deal was brokered by Blonde Sheep …

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“We have a reputation for being open to new opportunities”: Clare Piggott on her role as judge at License This! 2019

The judging panel for this year’s License This! competition has been revealed as Brand Licensing Europe once again prepares to host the annual event that has cemented its status as an industry must-attend. Making up the panel of judges at this year’s competition will be Licensing International’s Kelvyn Gardner and …

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CPLG named MENA licensing agent for FC Barcelona

CPLG has been appointed master licensee for the Middle East and North Africa for Futbol Club Barcelona. It’s also expanded its own team in the MENA region, with the new licensing manager, Roberto Pallottini. FC Barcelona’s licensing and merchandising rights are managed by Barca Licensing and Merchandising, owned by FC …

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Popeye launches into men’s grooming with Barbershop and Shave Company

King Features Syndicate has just detailed the launch of Popeye’s Barbershop & Shave Company, a new range of men’s grooming products featuring the iconic animated character himself. The new range spans hair pomade, beard oil, beard balm, beard wash, shave cream, post-shave lotion, and pre-shave oil, all sporting the look …

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Emoji lands fashion bag collab with Mexico’s Gorett

The Emoji Company has struck up a new partnership with the fashion label Gorett for a new collection of handbags inspired by the world of emojis. The collection – that includes vivid colours and avant-garde combinations, backpacks, crossed bodies and wallets – will be available across Mexico at Sears and …

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DJ Murphy scoops Launch of the Year for LOL Surprise Magazine at ACE Awards

DJ Murphy has been handed the prize for Launch of the Year with its LOL Surprise Official Magazine at this year’s ACE Newspaper and Magazine Awards. The new title launched in March last year as a four-weekly publication with every issue bagged and offering branded cover gifts. By the end …

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Acamar lines up new international agents for Bing

Acamar Films, the London-based production company behind the award-winning preschool show Bing, has appointed three new licensing agents as it looks to build on the global appeal of the animated series. New agency appointments Megalicense for Russia, CPLG for CEE and Alicom Licensing for Nordics have been selected to work alongside the …

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BLE 2019’s License This! competition now open to applicants

This year’s Brand Licensing Europe’s License This! competition -the platform designed to help entrepreneurial brands break into the $270 billion global licensing industry, is now open to applications. Now in its 11th year, the License This! competition welcomes two new judges on to its panel for 2019 – Giftware Association …

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