Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

HEADLINES AT A GLANCE
eOne Partners with Youth Sport Trust for PJ Masks

Smiley Licensing in Italy

Jakks Pacific Renews Licensing Agreement with Disney Consumer Products in China

114th North American International Toy Fair Shatters Records

Cra-Z-Art Enters Licensing Deal for Nickelodeon Slime
DHX and Abbey in Deal

Granarolo, Angry Birds Partner for Special Edition Yogurt Line

BrownTrout Publishers Is First I Like Birds Licensee

Cartoon Network Adds UK Apparel and Accessories Partners for The Powerpuff Girls

Preschool Show Clangers Lands on Netflix U.S.

eOne Partners with Youth Sport Trust for PJ Masks

Entertainment One (eOne) partnered with Youth Sport Trust (YST) to make PJ Masks its brand ambassador for YST's work with kids in the UK.

eOne will collaborate with YST on a PJ Masks-branded initiative that will introduce an Early Years day to the charity's annual National School Sport Week, which will be rolled out to more than 9,000 schools and early learning venues across the UK from June 26 to 30.

The initiative—titled “Power of 3” to reflect the trio of PJ Masks heroes—aims to encourage kids to be more active and take part in regular physical activity and school sports. Power of 3 will specifically target kids ages 2 to 5 in primary schools and preschool settings.

During National School Sport Week in June, every primary school or nursery setting that registers will get free access to the PJ Masks Power of 3 activity pack full of branded activities inspired by the strengths of the three main characters: Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko.

Registration opens on March 27 and the first 500 venues to register will receive a free Power of 3 activation pack for their school or preschool nursery.

Smiley Licensing in Italy

Smiley is enjoying a renaissance in the Italian market, with 68 licensees selling into Italy across 13 categories, representing a 50% increase in licensees since 2014 and a 71% growth in revenue during that same period.

Smiley is seen as a complete lifestyle fashion brand in the Italian market, enjoying amazing brand collaborations in the last 12 months with some of the biggest names in Italian fashion including; Fendi, Moschino, Moncler, Happiness, Joshua Sanders, Jimi Roos, Le Pandorine, Palm Angels and Giuseppe Zanotti, as well as exciting DTR’s and retail partnerships with Brekka, OVS and Prenatal, as well as licensing partnerships with Sabor and Sicem, that once again prove Smiley is an all-encompassing brand that is able to take the Smile from the catwalk to the boardwalk.

2017 looks to be another strong year for the world’s happiest brand in Italy, with the launch of a host of new categories and licensees cross the full mix. This includes children's books from Edicart boosting publishing, whilst Zaini will launch Smiley Candy & a Surprise Range of chocolate eggs and other candies packed with Smiley surprises. This will add to the brands growing food roster in Italy that already includes Witors and Dalla Costa. Existing partnership in back to school with Franco Cosimo Panini will be complimented by ever expanding gift and toy partnerships with Creativemente, Rocuccio, Marpimar and finally Multiprint, who have launched stamps and scrapbooking sets that are being well received by Italian retailers nationwide. These new licensees will boost Smiley’s growing business with existing retail listings at coop, Auchan, Piaza Italia, Carrefour and Esselunga.

Finally Smiley also has a number of prestigious and volume driving accounts that are selling very successfully into the Italian market including fashion brand collaborations with Palladium, retail partnerships with Zara, Pull and Bear and Calire’s and extremely successful licensing partnerships with Giraudi (Food), Nici (gifts and plush) and Simba (Toys).

Jakks Pacific Renews Licensing Agreement with Disney Consumer Products in China

Jakks Pacific Inc. renewed its multi-year licensing agreement with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media in China for merchandise rights to more than 50 entertainment properties.

The agreement includes Disney princess and Disney Frozen for the large doll category, plus new entertainment properties including Disney’s Moana and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The deal also covers dress-up, role-play, costumes, and masks and accessories, as well as properties for Disney Tsum Tsum collectibles, action figures, ride-ons, and wagons.

114th North American International Toy Fair Shatters Records

The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 114th North American International Toy Fair brought 31,133 global play lovers to New York City last week to preview hundreds of thousands of ground-breaking toys and games. The largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere, Toy Fair 2017 boasted a record-breaking 444,309 net square feet of exhibit space – the equivalent of nearly eight football fields filled with toys.

Toy Fair’s upbeat atmosphere matched a burgeoning U.S. toy market, which grew 5 percent in sales last year. Eager to see the latest trends in toys, games, and youth entertainment products, 14,176 retailers, wholesalers, entertainment executives, importers, buying groups, and trade guests from 96 countries were in attendance. The show drew notable increases in attendees from outside the U.S., including international buyers (+10.9 percent year-over-year) and trade guests (+33.1 percent), as well as foreign press (+17.2 percent). The top five countries represented at the show, not including the U.S. and Canada, were China, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Japan.

Toy Fair had 1,131 toy companies of all types and sizes showcase new product lines and key drivers for holiday in front of 10,276 (+2.4 percent) mass and specialty buyers, including delegations from 4,000 unique retail outlets and 22 of the nation’s top 25 toy sellers, such as Amazon.com, American Girl, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Costco, CVS, Disney Store, Target, Toys“R”Us, and Walmart. Buyer attendance from brick-and-mortar outlets grew 9.2 percent.

Cra-Z-Art Enters Licensing Deal for Nickelodeon Slime

Cra-Z-Art partnered with Nickelodeon to market and distribute slime kits in the U.S. The kits, which will be branded Nickelodeon Slime, will include the ingredients kids need to make their own version of the network’s iconic green goo.

Available this March, Slime will also come in a variety of colors and textures, including glitter, neon, and glow-in-the-dark. Cra-Z-Art already produces components of Slime, including white and clear glue, in the U.S.

Nickelodeon Slime will be manufactured in the U.S. and is expected to be available at major retailers prior to the Easter holiday.

DHX and Abbey in Deal

Abbey Home Media has announced a deal with DHX Media for the UK home entertainment license for Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. Under the deal, London based children’s producer and distributor Abbey will release four DVD titles this year including two, hour-long specials: Bob the Builder: Mega Machines – The Movie and Fireman Sam: Alien Alert – The Movie.

Emma Evans, Acquisitions Director of Abbey Home Media, said: “We are delighted that DHX Media have appointed Abbey Home Media as their UK home entertainment partner for selected episodes from the Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam series, as well as the feature-length movies. These are both evergreen stand-out brands and a great addition to our portfolio of titles.”

Granarolo, Angry Birds Partner for Special Edition Yogurt Line

Granarolo will partner with the Angry Birds brand to bring special editions of its 100 percent natural Yomino yogurt lines to retail.

Yomino Angry Birds products will be available beginning in the first quarter of this year in Italian supermarkets, hypermarkets, and traditional channels. When customers buy an Angry Birds Yomino product, they will receive points that can be collected and redeemed for a prize.

Yomino is Granarolos’ Yomo line of products for kids. The line includes squeezable yogurt that is produced in Italy with only Italian milk and no dyes, preservatives, flavorings, or thickeners. The agreement was signed by Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MD Licensing), on behalf of Angry Birds brand owner Rovio.

BrownTrout Publishers Is First I Like Birds Licensee

Jane Evans, founder and MD of global licensing group JELC, exclusive licensing agent worldwide for the bird-themed cards and gifts brand I Like Birds, has announced the first I Like Birds licensee.

BrownTrout Publishers has been licensed to produce a range of 2018 calendars for the UK market using the unique and beautiful bird-themed designs produced by the extraordinary artistic talents of I Like Birds founder Stuart Cox.

The range launched at Spring Fair 2017 and is targeted at a wide demographic led by young adults. It will be available from major retailers and online at Calendars.com from Q3 2017.

Cartoon Network Adds UK Apparel and Accessories Partners for The Powerpuff Girls

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA adds partners to the apparel and accessories category for The Powerpuff Girls in the UK. The announcement follows the recent unveiling of London-based fashion label Fyodor Golan’s line inspired by the animated series.

The Powerpuff Girls x Fyodor Golan debuted at London Fashion Week last month. Set to launch in July at select department stores and boutiques worldwide, the full range of products includes outerwear, tops, sweatshirts, skirts, dresses, and trousers. Bioworld Europe was signed to launch a range of ladies’ apparel that features T-shirts, sweatshirts, jumpers, and leggings that launched to coincide with London Fashion Week. H&A will develop a cosmetics collection that will be available in September. Set to debut in the fall, Trademark will introduce kids’ fashion bags and Imagine8 will feature a jewelry and hair accessories line.

The UK merchandise roll-out was led by global toy partner Spin Master, which launched its range with UK retailers including Argos, The Entertainer, Smyths, Amazon, and grocers including Tesco and ASDA. The Powerpuff Girls licensing program will expand in May with new products in categories that include publishing, fashion, accessories, gifting, homewares, personal care, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and back-to-school.

Preschool Show Clangers Lands on Netflix U.S.

International rights owner Coolabi Group announces that the first series of hit pre-school show Clangers will be available on Netflix US from March 2017.

American viewers will be able to stream the 26 x 22’ episodes of the stop-motion animation, which is narrated in the US by cultural icon William Shatner. The show premiered on Sprout in the US and on CBeebies in the UK.

The show follows Major, Mother, Small, Tiny and Granny Clanger, loveable pink, mouse-like creatures, who communicate in whistles and eat soup from their little blue planet’s soup wells. They are joined by their friends, the Iron Chicken, Soup Dragon, Sky Moos, the Eggbots and many more on a whole host of new adventures, making friends, solving problems and spreading kindness.

Beanstalk Signs Bruce Lee Enterprises

Bruce Lee Enterprises signed an exclusive representation agreement for advertising licensing with Beanstalk. The partnership between Beanstalk and Bruce Lee Enterprises will extend the personality rights of the icon for use in advertising, long-term brand associations, and select product opportunities.

Lee is known for his martial art called Jeet Kune Do, which incorporates mind, body, and spirit, and is applied to all areas of his life and work. As an actor, he redefined the perception of Asian Americans in Hollywood. His legacy of self-expression, equality, and pioneering innovation continues to inspire people around the world.

Licensing Link Announces New Campaign for Robot Wars

Brand extension and strategy agency Licensing Link has announced a partnership with Passion Distribution to develop a consumer products licensing programme for Robot Wars, the hit TV show in which teams of robot makers put their creations into battle.

A key target category for the first phase of the Robot Wars licensing programme will be a master toy licensee that will develop themed play-sets, including the Robot Wars arena, vehicles and figures. Publishing and apparel are also among the key categories in the campaign, which will be supported by a series of live events building on the success of the initiatives that supported the series’ relaunch in 2016.

The target market for the campaign will be Robot Wars fans of all ages, but it will include a strong emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning, to encourage a new generation into robotics and engineering.

First launched in 1998 and on air until 2004, Robot Wars burst back onto British TV screens in July 2016. The series arrived on BBC2 with a revamped format, a panel of robotics expert judges and new presenters Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon. It received a very positive response from both reviewers and audiences. So far the new series has been licensed in Germany, New Zealand, CEE, CIS and Africa.The latest season of Robot Wars — 6 x 60 minute episodes — launched in March and airs on Sunday nights at 7pm.

Chris Taday of Licensing Link, adds: “The new Robot Wars is an unqualified success, combining a bigger, and better format with the action and thrills that have always made Robot Wars so exciting to watch. The cross-generational appeal of the show means we are well placed to develop a portfolio of partners that will tap into the heritage of the iconic brand as well as engage with a new wave of youngsters.”

FMK, Thomas Cook Partner to Bring Danger Mouse Activities This Summer

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) and Thomas Cook partnered to bring Danger Mouse activities to the Thomas Cook and Airtours kids’ clubs this summer.

Forty Thomas Cook and Airtours kids’ clubs will feature special Danger Mouse-themed two-hour sessions, with secret activities that revolve around the TV series. The partnership will kickoff in July and continue until September. The initiative is expected to reach approximately 65,000 children from the UK traveling on holiday with Thomas Cook.

Danger Mouse follows the adventures of the eponymous secret agent and his ever-faithful sidekick Penfold as they engage in all manner of mind-blowing missions aided, abetted, and aggravated by a menagerie of old and new allies and adversaries.

Humble Brand Earns Award

Kate Humble’s eponymous brand Humble has just been awarded the
prestigious Editor’s Choice Award for its natural and sustainable luxury bath products. The Sweet Pea and Verbena Body Wash is one of the best sellers in the range that is stocked in Waitrose and a range of other retailer outlets.

Potter and Moore were licensed in Spring 2016 to manufacture the
products by Brands with Influence who were impressed by the company’s ability to develop high quality sustainable products at a price that works for the mass market. Following on from extensive research with customers and Humble social media followers, the company is now in the process of extending the range and distribution, including developing new export markets.

All-American Licensing to Represent I Love Las Vegas Brand

All-American Licensing (AAL) was appointed the exclusive licensing rights to represent the I Love Las Vegas franchise. AAL will bring branded gifts, apparel, merchandise, and consumable goods to the 42 million tourists that visit Las Vegas each year.

Mondo TV Suisse Announces Global YooHoo & Friends Deal

Mondo TV Suisse, a division of Mondo TV has announced a global licensing and merchandising agreement for the brand-new animated children’s series YooHoo & Friends, with Panini SpA, a global leader in the production and distribution of stickers and trading cards.

Panini has been awarded a worldwide license allowing it to create and market such items as stickers, trading cards and photocards in local languages using the YooHoo & Friends brand and characters. The products are expected to launch at retail in early 2018.

Yoohoo & Friends is a new series, launching in 2017, in which five cute friends help endangered animals. The show is based on the globally successful line of Aurora World YooHoo & Friends plush toys, more than 80 million of which have been sold since the worldwide launch of the line in 2007.

Firefly Named Licensing Agent of the Bob Ross Co.

Firefly Brand Management secured a lineup of licensing deals for the Bob Ross licensing program. The new licensees span multiple categories including gift and novelty, stationery, accessories, games, toys, and collectibles.

Firefly’s newly signed partnerships for the brand include Buckle Down for wallets, lanyards, suspenders, hats, and belts; Joseph Enterprises for a Bob Ross Chia Pet; Forrest Pruzan for games and toys; Funko for figures and plush; Running Press for books and mini-bobble heads; Spirit of Halloween for online costumes; Surreal Entertainment for heat-changing mugs, drinkware, coin banks, key chains, ceramic bowls, and cups; Unemployed Philosophers Guild for mugs, mints, bar soap, enamel pins, and sticky notes; Wellspring for jigsaw-puzzles, boxed greeting cards, and magnetic shopping list pads; and Rizzoli International Publications for adult coloring books, 2018 and 2019 calendars, and art books.

Bob Ross's instructional TV series The Joy of Painting premiered in 1983 on Public Television, where it continues to run today. The series is carried by approximately 95 percent of all public TV stations nationwide, as well as a dozen other countries, and includes a collection of videos, how-to books, art supplies, and certified Bob Ross instructors. The series also airs on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube and Twitch TV.

SmileyWorld Expands in Germany; Smiley Teams with Auchan

As The Smiley Company continues to announce new partnerships to mark the 20th anniversary since CEO Nicolas Loufrani, created the world’s first digital smileys, it is delighted to announce a new collaboration with leading German retail chain REWE, who have over 3,000 stores in Germany.

This partnership sees Smiley expanding its presence in the German market with an exclusive line of kitchenware and a catalogue promotion, which launched this week.
Smiley CEO Nicolas Loufrani spoke about the partnership and said "We are very happy to launch our 2Oth anniversary collection in the Rewe catalogue and to have worked on this DTR with the very creative and dynamic team handling private labels for their Vivess brand, I think the range designed by the Smiley studio is really original and will be a real success."

Smiley has also teamed up with Auchan on a major cross category promotion.
The partnership with one of Europe’s leading supermarket and hypermarket chain, Auchan, is part of the brands celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary since they created the world’s first digital Smileys.

This promotion forms part of the brands strategy to give back to its licensing partners by helping them to ‘sell more Smiley products’, as well as opening the doors on new distribution opportunities to some of the world’s leading retailers.

Masha and The Bear Reels in Viewers on Big and Small Screens

Smash 3D animated family show Masha and the Bear continues to pull in viewers around the world, through both cinemas and TV broadcast.

Several cinematic distribution companies have snapped up Season 3 of the hit show prior to TV broadcast release and audiences across Europe have responded by flocking to screenings of the exclusive content. Pathé Live Kids in France and Sweden, Mountain Road in the Netherlands and Belgium, and Warner Bros. Entertainment in Italy have all distributed content to cinemas, leading to significant ticket sales.

On TV, spin-off show Masha’s Spooky Stories, which sees Masha - in her own inimitable style - showing how typical childhood fears are really nothing to worry about, is proving a big hit with broadcasters. Boomerang (Latin America) and Cartoonito (UK) both screened the series last year, whilst Netflix made it available across a host of worldwide territories, including the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Iberia and the Nordics.

Classic Daily Cartoon Strip “Love Is…” Goes Digital

Love is…, is going digital. Finally, fans of the timeless cartoon strip that made love famous for the past almost 50 years, just got a new way to say I Love You! Lovebirds can download the new Love Is... StoryGIF app for iOS and Android and show everyone in their contact list that they care. Users choose from dozens of classic Love is… images to create customizable, easy to share and text-ready animations for friends, family or significant others.

The new romantic Love is… StoryGIF app, is available for both iOS and Android for $.99, features over 40 beloved images in the first pack, with additional celebration-themed content for the property at key times all year round.

The Value of Brand in Italy Is Growing

The BLTF 2017, in its tenth edition, is organized by BolognaFiere and will be held between the 3rd and the 5th April at the Bologna Exhibition Centre at the same time as the Children’s Book Fair.

The Nation Brands Report, put together by the British company Brand Finance, uses the same method employed to estimate the value of the world’s leading businesses, elaborating data supplied by international organizations and market research companies (including World Economic Forum, GfK, fDi Intelligence, IMD). The results for 2016 confirm the USA in first place in the leading top 100 countries with an estimated brand turnover of 20,574 billion dollars (+4% compared with 2016). In second place is China (7,087 billion dollars, +12%), followed by Germany in spite of a slight fall (3,882 billion, -7%) and Japan (3,002 billion, +18%). Italy remains in ninth position with an estimated revenue outlook for “brand Italy” of 1,521 billion dollars, a modest increase compared with the 1,445 billion of 2015 (+5%). Next in line are Australia (1,305 billion, -7%) and the Netherlands (1,121 billion, +12%). At the other end of the list are Cyprus and Cameroon (both with 10 billion).

There is one month to go until “BLTF 2017”, where, once again, the leading Italian companies and many international labels are expected to attend. The 2016 edition involved 58 exhibitors, of which 22 came from outside Italy from 14 countries, representing 800 brands. The coming edition will see an increase in exhibition space, the programme includes the return of “Licensing Prospect Day”, which has the aim of involving new players from the manufacturing sector in the world of licensed products. The Fair will also include the fifth edition of the “Licensing Retail Day”, organized in collaboration with Largo Consumo, which will include the presence of important European and international distribution networks. Also planned is the first edition of the “Bologna Licensing Award”, a competition open only to exhibitors at the event and awarded to the best licensing and product development programme during the two-year period between 2015 and 2016. Further information can be found at www.bolognalicensing.com.

Beauty and the Beast Designer Product to Hit Shelves

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast graces the big screen March 17, 2017 and partners for the first time with designer brand, Patina Vie. A collection of co-branded Be Our Guest inspired entertaining products will delight adoring fans around the world.

18K gold filigree glassware and French-inspired marble serving pieces set the stage for a boutique mix of hand-crafted goods that celebrate the spirit of the film. Patina Vie’s mantra, History + Style Collide, effortlessly weaves together the magic of this classic story and their fashionable approach to covetable design.

The stylish collection of exclusive goods will debut with Anthropologie in conjunction with the film’s March release.

South African CP Rollout for Shimmer and Shine

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products and Character Licensing & Marketing (CLM) South Africa have revealed that an extensive consumer products rollout for Nickelodeon’s hit pre-school TV series Shimmer and Shine will begin in South Africa in June 2017.

Commented Dan Frugtniet, Vice President, Licensing & Business Development, Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products, “A host of early commitments from best-in-class licensees and top South African retailers is a testament to the huge strength and popularity of Shimmer and Shine, and very encouraging so early in the life of this new property.”

Pyramid to Launch Juan de Lascurain’s Dream Big World Brand Products

RJM Licensing, Inc. announces that Pyramid America/Pyramid International will be producing Juan de Lascurain’s Dream Big World brand products. Pyramid International has been a successful company and a “first choice for branded products” since 1992, selling wall-art, mugs, stationery, and other merchandise. Juan’s unique lifestyle brand, Dream Big World, will now be included in the Pyramid America/Pyramid International collection of licensed art and brands.

Andrew Lawrence of Pyramid America said, “We are very pleased and excited to be working with Juan de Lascurain and his amazing world of Dream Big. His artwork showcases the type of unique worldview we love partnering with. Pyramid cannot wait to showcase the color and beauty of this collection to the world.”

EMPLOYMENT

A feature of the Total Licensing Weekly Report is the Employment section - this includes 'Jobs Available' and 'Jobs Wanted'. So if you have a position in your company that needs to be filled, or you yourself are looking for employment opportunities, don't hesitate to send your information to:

Becky becky@totallicensing.com
or
to our general mailbox subscriptions@totallicensing.com

JOB POSTING

Job Description: Creative Artworker/Designer

Bright is a leading illustration agency, providing creative content for clients across Licensing and Publishing. In this role it is important to understand the needs of each agent and their creative division, supporting the London & New York offices and working with the part time US designer to coordinate design consistency and efficiency. Bright’s systems are currently under development, so there is scope to be a part of establishing brand design and guidelines for the new website and beyond. This is an opportunity to be part of a resourceful and forward thinking team, working across print and online to take ownership of and developing existing processes and instigating new design projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plotting monthly activity and prioritising brief requests, managing deadlines, copy and image requirements
  • Carrying out fast-paced design briefs for both online and print marketing across our different creative departments
  • Developing ownership over all design related processes
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues for clear briefs and prompt delivery of artwork needs.
  • Designing and updating the main Agency, Licensing and Emporium homepage sliders; publications dates, workshop events, new artists, publication and trade show banner ads
  • Maintaining key collateral such as the artist and clients’ handbooks for digital pdf and print formats
  • Designing adverts and images for editorial and advertising features in industry publications
  • Designing and coordinating visuals for presentations for meetings, launches and other presentations that agents or marketing require
  • Coordinating design for trade shows including designing portfolio sheets for all agents and preparing and ordering design or branded collateral needed for trade shows
  • Establishing a strong relationship with printers and the knowledge of different types of processes and papers. Maintain existing relationships and develop new where needed.

Skills required:
  • Mac literate essential
  • Tech savvy, with an interest in the latest technology developments
  • Strong knowledge of design programs in the Adobe design suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc).
  • Applying a marketing understanding with the AIDA system with high quality performance and constantly developing design skills.
  • Demonstrate creativity, originality and flexibility, with good resilience during periods of high pressure
  • Ability to understand clients’ needs and find practical solutions
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong artistic sense with the ability to work to briefs and close attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task on many projects at one time with strong initiative
  • Confidence in presenting and explaining ideas

Bonus additional skill:
  • Experience or interest in UX and web design

JOB POSTING

Safari Ltd is looking for a dynamic, business-savvy Sales Manager to focus on its Domestic Sales!

The Sales Manager works under the direction of the Director of Business Development and will manage a team of Account Development Sales Professionals. This role will perform sales analyses on all accounts to maintain an ongoing understanding of the sales process, cycle and account needs. The Sales Manager will use Salesforce for reporting, forecasting, personnel management, and strategic planning purposes and to develop and plan account strategies and assign accounts to Account Development.

If you are driven to be the best at what you do and thrive in a challenging, dynamic and collaborative culture then we want to hear from you!

Apply to this position directly at Safari Ltd. Sales Manager Opening.

JOB POSTING

Crayola Is Seeking an Experienced Manager, Outbound Licensing. Located at Crayola Corporate HQ, Easton, PA

The ideal candidate will possess experience within either Toy AND/OR Publishing licensing experience.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Creates strategic direction for active licensee base and negotiates new partnerships within assigned categories to achieve growth objectives. Directs tactical execution of licensed product lines from concept/line plan through commercialization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage existing licensees in assigned categories:
    • Evaluate licensee’s quarterly marketing, retail and financial forecasts to ensure licensees on are track to meet established contractual obligations, royalty payments and forecast goals.
    • Organize and run licensee orientations, business reviews, semiannual/quarterly line reviews, and brain storm sessions.
    • Address specific licensee performance issues
    • Negotiate renewals on a timely basis
    • Provides input for annual departmental budget and plan
  • Ensure licensees develop seasonal lines in time for internal seasonal review and develop documents and presentations to communicate licensee’s initiatives to internal Crayola departments
    • Set trend direction and make recommendations for new product entry
    • Direct category research and product concept testing as needed with the consumer insights team
    • Work with creative and product development on design and creative direction for licensed product and packaging
    • Responsible for managing licensee press releases, cross marketing and promotions
    • Ensure adherence to internal approval process (i.e. safety, quality, financial, legal, content, creative, consumer activation, consumer affairs etc.) and assist in resolving issues.
  • Negotiate new licensed strategic partnerships for assigned segments in conjunction with established category strategies
    • Research, secure and develop new licensees building upon the success of existing segments in order to achieve predictable, profitable and sustainable growth
    • Negotiate deal terms including: grant of rights, royalty rates, guarantees, projections and business plans
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 7 years’ experience in licensing or consumer marketing work for a CPG company.
  • Bachelors’ degree preferred


To review the full job description and to apply: www.crayola.com/careers
Click on search all jobs and look for Req ID 406BR

JOB POSTING

Senior Creative Designer
Location: North East (Gateshead)
Salary: Competitive


We are looking for an talented Senior Creative Designer to join our team here at Blue Kangaroo in the UK... You must be a creative thinker and understand everything about Character Licensing and Brands. Work independently but also as part of a team. You will work on the biggest and best known brands in the Licensing world, everything from packaging refreshes to creative pitch decks to inspire creative thinking. An outstanding knowledge of all Adobe programs goes without saying and the ability to take work from concept to final artwork is essential.

If you think you have what it takes to make a difference within our talented and dedicated team then please contact us. t: +44 (0)191 490 9449.

JOB POSTING

Licensing Executive

MGL (www.mgllicensing.com) is one of the world's leading Art Licensing companies based in South West London (SW14) and is now seeking a dynamic licensing executive to join their team.

The primary responsibilities of the role are to deal and manage existing clients, as well as identify, develop and negotiate with new licensees. Categories include stationery, cards, gift and table top.

The role will also include visiting and exhibiting at trade shows both nationally and internationally.

Some experience in licensing or image libraries is essential.
For more information on the job role, please send CV and cover letter stating your present salary to studio@mglart.com

JOB POSTING

Licensing Director

Company: A leader in fashion accessories for both licensed/private label for adults and children.

Job Qualifications: Looking for an experienced Licensing Director that can work with all major film studios. Good communication and organizational skills needed. A team player in a fast-paced environment. Must be Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint proficient. Mac experience is a plus.

Job Description: Serve as the primary point of contact for day to day business with licensors. Spearhead category strategies, partner relations, and negotiations to maximize brand efficacy and build growth opportunities for licenses. Play a key role in forecasting. Solicit new brands, licenses and trends to secure the company’s high ranking in the business.
Provide sales updates and sell through information to the licensors on a monthly/weekly basis. Mentor and manage coordinators, providing industry and business guidance.

Work Environment: This is a very fast-paced, team-orientated business casual environment.

Contact: Please send resume to Blicensed@gmail.com

JOB POSTING

Executive Seeks New Challenges

I have 8 years experience of working for a large London Publishing house licensing book content to third parties. I am looking for a role which utilises my skills in negotiation and relationship building and can develop my experience within the licensing field. Having licensed book content to a wide variety of customers from national Newspapers to international Publishers I would relish the experience to work in a new industry, licensing new content to new clients.

I realise that a move across from traditional publishing may mean a step down from the managerial role I was in before. I'm enthusiastic to work in a new industry and feel my skills are easily transferable and am happy to look outside licensing roles also.

caroline_crofts@hotmail.com

JOB POSTING

Sunrights Inc. Seeks a Licensing Coordinator
New York

Sunrights Inc. is an entertainment rights management company operated by one of the top advertising agencies in Japan, Asatsu DK, and the trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. Located in New York City, Sunrights directly manages the development of intellectual property globally outside of Asia. Properties include B-Daman and Beyblade Burst.

Please submit your resume to recruit@sunrights-inc.com.
Only candidates chosen for the interview process will be contacted.

THE LICENSING BOOK's BLOG


For up-to-the-minute licensing news, current and back issues, and more, visit The Licensing Book's blog!

The Licensing Book Blog
THE LICENSING BOOK ON TWITTER and FACEBOOK
TOTAL LICENSING ON TWITTER and FACEBOOK


TOTAL LICENSING's BLOG


Why not join us on Total Licensing's Blog for activities, news, comment, and much more by clicking on the image below:

The Licensing Book Blog
9 March 2017

Brought to you by
the publishers of
The Licensing Book
and Total Licensing

Subscribe Now
To advertise in Total Licensing Report or The Licensing Book,
please contact JBreyer@adventurepub.com


Terms of Use





























Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
El Ocho

Total Brand Licensing

Total Licensing Australia

Total Licensing Australia

Total Licensing Australia

david.olverson@us.penguingroup.com

The Licensing Book

Click above to visit the

Adventure Publishing
Group website

The Licensing Book
Click above for
the latest copy of

The Licensing Book


Total Licensing

Click above for
the latest copy of

Total Licensing

LIMA Member

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3eb3daad#/3eb3daad/1
Click above for
the latest copy of

Total Art Licensing

Total Licensing Website
Click above to
visit the

Total Licensing
website


CO-PUBLISHERS:
Francesca Ash
Laurie Schacht
Jonathan Samet
Jackie Breyer
Jerry Wooldridge

EDITORS:
Becky Ash
Marissa DiBartolo
Stephanie Grassullo
Maddie Michalik
Ali Mierzejewski

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR:
Bill Reese


To subscribe to The Total Licensing Report, free of charge, please
click on the button above and complete the form.
Alternatively, paste http://www.totallicensing.com/subscribe.html into your browser.

To advertise in Total Licensing Report or The Licensing Book, please contact JBreyer@adventurepub.com

We are pleased to offer you this free newsletter but do not wish to send unwanted email. If you wish to unsubscribe from future emails, please click here and you will be removed with in the week.

For further information about Adventure Publishing Group or our other publications
The Licensing Book, The Toy Book, or The Toy Report
email us at subscribe@adventurepub.com
or visit our Web site at www.AdventurePub.com
Adventure Publishing Group 307 7th Avenue, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10001 U.S.A
(p) 212-575-4510

For more information on Total Licensing contact Jerry Wooldridge jerry@totallicensing.com
or visit our Web site www.totallicensing.com
Total Licensing Ltd. 4 Wadhurst Business Park, Faircrouch Lane
Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6PT ENGLAND
+44 1892 782220

Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved.
*|IFNOT:ARCHIVE_PAGE|* *|LIST:DESCRIPTION|*

Our mailing address is:
*|HTML:LIST_ADDRESS_HTML|* *|END:IF|*

unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences

*|IF:REWARDS|* *|HTML:REWARDS|* *|END:IF|*