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The Brands Untapped 100, in association with Brand Licensing Europe, is a celebration of the 100 top designers, product developers and creatives in the brand licensing industry who have excelled over the last 12 months.
The listing is spread across five categories:
Brand Owners & Licensing Agencies (Sponsored by Wynne-Jones IP)
Licensee (Sponsored by Asmodee Entertainment)
Creative Agencies & Design Studios (Sponsored by the Virtual Brand Design Conference)
Rising Stars (Sponsored by Kids Know Best)
As well as the 100 itself, there is also a range of fantastic opinion pieces and interviews inside the book, including:
– Designers discussing what inspired them to pursue a creative career
– Penguin Ventures’ David Sprei on Commercial vs Creative
– Bop It Inventor Dan Klitsner on why brands embrace the smash-hit game
– License Global’s Ben Roberts on Fashion, Fandom and Function
And many, many more….
“We’re excited to continue highlighting and celebrating designers and creatives working in brand licensing through the launch of the Brands Untapped 100,” said Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Brands Untapped’s parent company, Mojo Nation.
“We’re over the moon that the book has a home at Brands Licensing Europe and believe it’ll be a great means of showcasing the wealth of creative talent that makes this industry so special!”
Anna Knight, SVP Licensing at Informa Markets, added: “We’re delighted that the inaugural Brands Untapped 100 will launch at Brand licensing Europe in September.
“We’ve worked with Billy and the Mojo Nation team for many years on BLE, most recently in partnership with our Kelvyn Gardner License This! product innovation category at last year’s event. Celebrating designers and encouraging new creatives to join the licensing industry – and nurturing them when they do – is key to both BLE’s and Brands Untapped’s agendas, so it’s a great fit for us.”
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