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.

Talking Brands: From Peter Rabbit to I Want My Hat Back… What gives a picture book licensing potential?

Kids Industries’ Gary Pope, The Roald Dahl Story Company’s Stephanie Griggs, Penguin Ventures’ Thomas Merrington, Making Things’ Fi Murray and Caroline High Consultancy’s Caroline High talk picture books – and share some thoughts on untapped gems.

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.

Talking Brands: Vincent van Gogh toys, Nelson Mandela apparel, Einstein energy ads… Which other historical figures have licensing potential?

Skew’s Oliver Dyer, Licensing Link’s Chris Taday and The Ashmolean Museum’s Declan McCarthy tell us which iconic figures deserve brand extensions of their own.

Talking Brands: RUN DMC, Ferrari and Jurassic Park have all collaborated with pre-school brands. What other adult IP could thrive in this space?

PowerStation Studio US’ Sharon Weisman, The Toy Guy’s Chris Byrne and Alsop Design’s Joe Alsop give us their verdict on the brands ripe for a pre-school collab.

Talking Brands: Which brands could licensing help revive?

Smart Design Studio’s Nic Davies, Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes, Pinfinity’s Caleb Paullus and The Toy Association’s Marian Bossard give us their picks for brands that could enjoy a second life through licensing.

Talking Brands: Atari and Monopoly have hotels in the works… What other brands could be a great fit for the hospitality sector?

Making Things’ Fi Murray, Reemsborko’s Max Arguile and Rainbow Productions’ Simon Foulkes reveal the brands they think would be a great fit for a hotel experience.

Talking Brands: Mother of God! Should Line of Duty embrace brand extensions?

This month, industry figures are looking at the UK’s most watched drama series of the 21st Century, Line of Duty – and its potential for brand extensions.

Talking Brands: Pantone, Harry Potter and Corona have all launched physical stores. Which brand should be next?

Star Editions’ Will Marston looks at the world of branded stores, picking the brains of Louis Kennedy’s Nick Prichard and The Opinionated Designer’s Emma Horton for brands ripe for pop-ups.

Talking Brands: TV reruns… Board games… What deals should Top of the Pops consider next?

This month, industry figures are looking at the iconic BBC brand, Top of the Pops – and whether it has the potential to rise up the licensing charts.

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