“Young talent is vital for the future of our industry”: Inside emoji’s United By Emotions student design competition
Students at Nottingham Trent University were invited to create a collection of emoji apparel, spanning eight to 10 pieces for womenswear, menswear or unisex.
Oliver covers the emergence of creator-controlled brands – and what ‘fan-first licensing’ actually means today.
SBC’s Sophie Bloomfield, Moonbug Entertainment’s Dominic Sander, iLLUMiARTi’s Marisa Morgan and Simon’s Cat’s Emily Osborne discuss the power of licensing to tell a brand’s story.
We asked figures in the licensing industry for their favourite launches of the year. The only caveat… They couldn’t choose a product or experience they were involved in!
We asked figures in the licensing industry for the person, experience or object that provoked them to embark on a creative career path…
Talking Brands: McDonald’s footwear, KFC handbags, Taco Bell luggage… Is this a heyday for fast-food brand extensions?
The Opinionated Designer’s Emma Horton, Pink Key Licensing’s Richard Pink and Start Licensing’s Ian Downes share their thoughts on the potential of fast-food brands.
Brands including Swatch, McDonald’s and Peppa Pig have launched Jubilee-inspired products and experiences.
Talking Brands: Off Menu has apparel, Casefile has a board game… What other podcasts have licensing potential?
We asked The Brand Director’s Tim Collins and Sutikki’s Jo Redfern for their thoughts on other podcasts with strong brand potential…
We asked industry figures to sum up their predictions, hopes and fears around what the next 12 months has up its sleeve in just 22 words…
Talking Brands: When is a brand ready for licensing? And are there any sleeping giants waiting to be licensed?
Start Licensing’s Ian Downes, Jehane’s Jehane Boden Spiers and Licensing International UK’s Graham Saltmarsh share their insights.