Aardman’s Licensing Approvals Coordinator, Ben Townsend, talks company values – and more

“Am I really being paid to do this?” Aardman’s Ben Townsend on what’s new at the beloved studio.

Vice Press debuts Home Video range with Evil Dead II VHS

A Collector’s Edition comes with a double-sided cover, featuring art by Matt Ferguson and Florey on one side and James Bousema on the reverse.

Emma Saunders and Jenny Smyth on putting quality design at the heart of Historic Royal Palaces’ products programme

Historic Royal Palaces’ Senior Licensing Manager Emma Saunders and Licensing Manager Jenny Smith discuss brand values, innovation and the importance of storytelling.

Moonbug and Spin Master embark on ‘strategic global alliance’ spanning content, products and experiences

The collaboration sees Spin Master become the global master toy licensee for two of Moonbug’s IPs: Blippi and Little Angel.

The Sandbox to develop metaverse experiences for Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders

“Both series inhabit such visually complex and layered worlds, and we can’t wait for fans to explore these further through The Sandbox,” said Lex Scott, Commercial Director for Gaming & Gambling at Banijay Brands.

Afro Unicorn founder April Showers discusses the rise and rise of her representative brand

“I went to find a unicorn emoji that represented me… And I couldn’t.” April Showers on Afro Unicorn

UFC promotes Meghan Mernin to VP of Licensing for Global Consumer Products.

“Meghan has been vital in shaping UFC’s global licensing effort,” said Tracey Bleczinski, UFC’s Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products.

Factory Entertainment debuts The Beatles Yellow Submarine model

“This project is intended to be the ultimate homage,” said Factory Entertainment’s Creative Director, Barry Eldridge.

Get your tickets for this month’s Light Fund Southern Quiz

The popular licensing industry Quiz Night takes place on November 23rd at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Mauro Porcini – SVP and Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo – on cultivating a human-centric creative culture

PepsiCo is celebrating 10 years of its Design + Innovation division with the launch of a new book: Good Design is For Everyone. We sat down with PepsiCo’s Mauro Porcini to discuss the book – and get his thoughts on creativity, design and brand collabs.

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