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Monday, 28 September 2009

Licensing Factory, Segways, and New Europe

Publisher Francesca and Director Jerry attended the Licensing Factory in Croatia last week, and aside from scooting around the aisles on Segways and Ferrari pedal cars and a member of the licensing industry dressed up as Dangermouse, found the show informative and beneficial. So much so that Total Licensing is going to run an important New Europe and Balkan States feature in the upcoming Winter issue.
These are up and coming areas, with great enthusiasm to continue the foray into licensing.
Francesca was also particularly honoured to be featured on Croatian national television, and in one of the country's newspapers - indeed, as she pointed out, on page 11 was an article and picture of President Obama making a speech, with Francesca following a mere 20 pages on. A media star at last!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Green credentials...

We're pleased to announce the release of our latest issue, which you can read here:

And a brand new website! where you can find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about us, our publications, our ethos, edit schedules, advertising rates, how to subscribe to publications, newsletters and digital issues, details of important upcoming events, read archives, and much more.
Take a look!

Monday, 14 September 2009

It's a wide, wide... industry

We’ve been a bit lapse with keeping up with the blog lately, due to deadlines, and members of staff thinking they deserve holidays etc (!), but we were delighted to attend and host a table at The Licensing Awards on the 10 September this year.
It certainly lived up to previous
years, with just the right mixture of black tie formality, respect for the industry, and of course, fun and games. Highlights saw the entire room of 1000+ people break a Guinness World Record for the amount of people wearing a red nose in one room for five minutes, a game of ‘higher and lower’, which sadly saw Total Licensing and friends out by the first round, and of course wit from comedian Jason Manford.
Everyone scrubbed up very nicely indeed, and it was a pleasure to see so many people deservedly winning awards – so many congratulations to the winners, and to the nominees, for managing to flourish in tough times.
For a full list of the winners see
The Autumn issue of Total Licensing is due out very soon, and it’s a whopper – 188 pages to be precise. This issue sees information from almost every corner of the world, including Dubai, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, Hong Kong, Benelux and many more. The scope of licensing never ceases to amaze us, and this is reflected, we hope, in this issue’s variety – an interview with Buzz Aldrin, contributions from Al Jazeera, 20 years of the Wiggles, an interesting piece on Michael Jackson’s legacy, and Betty Bopp still retaining her stance as a sex-symbol, amid much, much more.