Talking Brands: What brands could be a great fit for an engaging retail experience?

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes picks the brains of Richard Pink, Caroline Mickler and Jim White for their suggestions of IP-driven in-store activations.

Talking Brands: With The Ashes underway, where are the opportunities for this unique sports IP in licensing?

SGLP’s Simon Gresswell, The Brand Director’s Tim Collins and Lisle Licensing’s Colin Lisle reveal where licensing could take the brand…

Talking Brands: Disney is embracing trading card games with Lorcana and Star Wars: Unlimited… What other brands might thrive in this area?

James Wallis, Jude Coram and Ben Townsend share their picks of brands ripe for the TCG treatment.

Talking Brands: Can licensing save Tupperware?

From just-looks bland to must-have brand… Start Licensing’s Ian Downes, KI’s Gary Pope, Making Things’ Fi O’Malley and The Wyld Bunch’s Paul Brunton discuss the brand’s potential.

Talking Brands: Dumb Ways to Die has plush, games, apparel… What other public safety campaigns could have a life in consumer products?

The Ashmolean Museum’s Carrie Hickman, Start Licensing’s Ian Downes and The Gift Association’s Chris Workman share their picks for campaigns that could have a life in licensing.

Talking Brands: Mattel is bringing Barney back… Which other classic kids’ TV shows are right for a relaunch?

Play Elevated’s Deb Weber, Imaginnovation’s Wayne Lindsay and Vize Creative’s James Oddy give us their picks for shows ripe for a comeback.

Talking Brands: Hachette Partworks has launched a build-your-own Batmobile… What other brands are built for construction kits?

SGLP’s Simon Gresswell, Start Licensing’s Ian Downes and Dinosuit’s Ross Padgett share their thoughts on IP that’s built for success in the construction sector.

Talking Brands: With Elf gracing the small screen for Asda, which other characters could be a good fit for ad campaigns?

Lightbulb Licensing’s Susan Bolsover, Rainbow Productions’ Simon Foulkes and Caroline High Consultancy’s Caroline High share their picks for characters with the right qualities to front an ad campaign.

Talking Brands: Pokémon, Seinfeld and Minecraft have cookbooks… Which other IP could thrive in this area?

WildBrain CPLG’s Michael Ogunseitan, GOSH Children’s Charity’s Etta Saunders Bingham, Kimm & Miller’s Rob Kimm and The Zeros’ Scott Ham share the brands they feel are a recipe for success in the cookbook sector.

Talking Brands: Which brand deserves its own graphic novel or comic book series?

Design_lead_play’s Darren Lee Phillipson, SBC’s Sophie Bloomfield, Vonner Studios’ David Vonner, Aardman’s Danny Heffer, footwear designer Chris Hill and Larkshead Licensing’s Lindsey Chester tell us which characters and brands should get the comic book treatment.

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