Nominations now open for Brands Untapped 100: 2023 Edition

The publication, celebrating designers, studios and creative leaders within licensing, launches on October 4th at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe show.

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Edition of the Brands Untapped 100 – a publication celebrating designers, studios and creative leaders and that have done great work in the licensing space over the past 12 months.

The Brands Untapped 100: 2023 Edition launches on October 4th where it will be available to pick up as a physical publication at Brand Licensing Europe. A digital version will also be available to download.

‘The 100’ is divided into five categories:

Brand Owners & Licensing Agents: Celebrating those working in product development within licensors, including PD leaders, creative directors, designers, and design-led licensing execs, as well as creative leaders within licensing agencies.

Licensee: For designers, product developers and creative directors at licensees responsible for creating some of the year’s best licensed products and experiences.

Design Studios & Creative Agencies: Know a design agency or creative studio that deserves attention for outstanding work over the past year? Nominate them here.

Rising Stars: This category celebrates fresh creative talent working in the areas of design and product development, across licensors, licensees, creative studios and agencies.

Design Champions: For individuals who may not be designers themselves, but who deserve credit for promoting design-thinking – or whose work benefits and celebrates designers and creatives in the licensing industry.

To nominate, send the name of the individual or team, along with their job title and a few reasons as to why they belong in this year’s Brands Untapped 100 to

Reasons should be relevant to work from the past 12 months. A panel of judges will narrow those nominated down to the final 100.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 28th.

There are also a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the Brands Untapped 100. For more information on these, email

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