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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Total Licensing UK Launches!

Welcome to the latest magazine in the Total Licensing portfolio!

As Brand Licensing Europe 2011 fast approaches, we would like to introduce you to our brand new magazine, Total Licensing UK, which is available to view digitally, with the printed edition hitting your desks next week.

This new magazine, which will be available at the show as a standalone copy, and will also be inserted into the main Total Licensing Autumn/Fall issue so that all of our 80,000 readers will be able to read it, takes an in-depth look at the comprehensive UK market, with breaking news, company profiles, brand updates, a look at British licensees, and much more, plus our biggest ever BLE preview to date.

It is important to us at Total Licensing to ensure that our readers are kept up to date with what is happening in the industry, and this is one of the reasons we launched the new magazine. There will be further territory-specific magazines added to our growing portfolio over the course of the next year as well.

You can view Total Licensing UK here:

The Total Licensing Autumn/Fall issue is also available digitally, and printed copies will reach you by next week as well.

In this issue, we have an in-depth look at the huge global trend for 'nostalgia' and all that encompasses, sports branding and licensing, breaking news, opinions from industry executives, spotlights on Russia and Japan, and much, much more.

You can also pick up this issue at BLE - it's one of our biggest to date - and view it by following this link:

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Licensing Awards 2011

We attended The Licensing Awards on the 13th of September, and a top evening was had by all. A record 1300 guests were in attendance, with comedian Greg Davis (headmaster from The Inbetweeners) as host. Licensing Source Book as ever did a fabulous job, well done!

Here's a list of all the winners:

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range

Star Wars Talking Plush Range from Underground Toys

Best Licensed Dress Up or Party Range

Sesame Street Dress Up Costumes from Smiffy’s

Best Licensed Children's Apparel Range

The Gruffalo SS11 Range for Sainsbury's TU from Brecrest Babywear

Best Licensed Adult Apparel Range

Where’s Wally? Underwear and Nightwear for Next from Somerbond

Best Licensed Written, Listening or Learning Range

Peppa Pig Electronic Learning Range from InspirationWorks

Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range

Star Wars Classic Poster and 3D Poster Range from GBeye

Best Licensed Giftware Range

Hello Kitty Nerdy Range from Blueprint Collections

Best Licensed Home D├ęcor, Tableware or Housewares Range

Sophie Conran Buckets Of Fun from Burgon & Ball

Best Licensed Food and Drink Range

Nando’s Food Gift Range from Kimm & Miller UK

Best Licensed Brand Range

Red or Dead Bicycle Collection from Raleigh

The Innovation Award

Volkswagen T1 Camper Van Tent from The Monster Factory

Best Pre-School Retailer of Licensed Products

Asda (includes George@Asda)

Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products


Best Brands Retailer of Licensed Products

John Lewis

Best Direct Selling Retailer of Licensed Products


Top Retailer Award


Best Pre-School Licensed Property

Fireman Sam

Best Schoolers/Tween or Teen Licensed Property

Ben 10

Best Brand Licensed Property


Best Sports Licensed Property

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Best Celebrity Licensed Property


The Best Classic Licensed Property

Star Wars

Best Licensed Marketing Communication 2011 Award

Mr Happy Should've Gone To Specsavers from Chorion

Honorary Achievement Award

John Sinfield