Farshore’s Zoe Masters on publishing trends, evergreen brands and the power of licensed books

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes talks brands, publishing and World Book Day with Zoe Masters – Publisher for Brands and Licensing at Farshore, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Funko Games’ Deirdre Cross and Josh Manderville talk Jurassic World, E.T. and designing legacy games

We dive into the creative process behind E.T.: Light Years From Home and Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar with Deirdre Cross, VP at Funko Games, and Josh Manderville, Art Director at Funko Games.

ISSHO46’s Romario Lai on celebrating HK Tramways with a Pantone Hong Kong range

ISSHO46 director Romario Lai discusses how traditional craftsmanship, sustainability and a focus on authenticity has fuelled the firm’s latest Pantone collaboration.

WildBrain CPLG’s Jasen Wright on design, authenticity and the rise of playful collaborations

Jasen Wright – VP North America at WildBrain CPLG – talks us through his approach to crafting brand extensions for the likes of Strawberry Shortcake, Chip & Potato and Malibu.

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes on opportunities and fresh thinking around food brands

Ahead of a panel session on food brand licensing at IFE Manufacturing later this month, Start Licensing Ian Downes highlights why it’s an exciting part of the licensing landscape.

The Op’s Sean “Fletch” Fletcher on bringing the Disney Sorcerer’s Arena mobile game to the tabletop

Sean “Fletch” Fletcher, Senior Game Designer at USAopoly, tells us how the team translated a hugely popular mobile gaming experience into an exciting new board game brand.

D1 Milano’s Dario Spallone on creating watches for brands like A Clockwork Orange, Gremlins and Chupa Chups

Dario Spallone, CEO and Founder of D1 Milano, discusses his design-led approach to smart brand collaborations.

Asgard Media’s Robyn Cowling on why successful licensing should be a two-way street and not a cul-de-sac

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes talks with Robyn Cowling – Head of Strategic Partnerships at Asgard Media – about how best to bring new companies into licensing.

POLYWOOD CEO Doug Rassi on bringing Country Living into outdoor furniture

Doug Rassi – CEO and Co-Founder of POLYWOOD – discusses sustainability, design and POLYWOOD’s Country Living collaboration.

Ian Hopkins discusses Rocksax’s approach to developing unique music merch

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes speaks to Ian Hopkins, Director at Rocksax, about the blossoming world of band licensing – and what genres of music are best suited to his company’s product areas.

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