The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
The oldest symphony orchestra in the country, the New York Philharmonic, has appointed Remarkable Brands as its worldwide licensing agent.
Beanstalk has signed on to help fashion retailer The Limited build its brand beyond its namesake retail stores with a host of licensed brand extensions.
The Campbell Soup Company has retained brand agency Big Tent Entertainment to lead the way for a new line of licensed products.
memBrain has signed on to manage the global licensing program for the character brand Purridge & Friends, created by Furry Feline Creatives.
C3 Entertainment has signed on to represent acclaimed illusionist and magician Michael Grandinetti, currently a regular on the CW TV series "Masters of Illusion."
The Spanish character brand Baby Animals has appointed Empire Multimedia Corp. to represent its brand in Asia.
The kids' educational brand Numbers Alive! has tapped Kid Glove to develop the property for a wide spectrum of entertainment and merchandising platforms.
Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific as the exclusive licensing agent for Mr. Bean in Asia.
The Fred Rogers Company has appointed HiHat Media to lead U.S. brand licensing for its PBS Kids series "Peg + Cat."
The Beverly Hills Country Club has appointed KT Licensing to build a licensing program for the brand in Greater China.
Bulldog Licensing has added the new design property It’s a Wild Life to its portfolio of brands in Europe and the U.S.
SEGA Europe is strengthening its presence in Iberia with the appointment of two new licensing agents in the region for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Space Enterprises has teamed up DIC 2 in Italy to develop a licensing program for its preschool series “The Hive.”
LMNO Productions has tapped Surge Licensing to represent its reality television series “The Little Couple,” which airs on TLC.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the exclusive North American licensing agent for Atlantyca Entertainment’s "Geronimo Stilton."
Cherokee has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to represent Cherokee Global Brands in its European markets.
Andersen Press London has appointed Brentwood Licensing to continue the growth of their flagship Elmer the Patchwork Elephant character.
Epic Rights and Yoko Ono will collaborate on a global branding and licensing program based on the career of John Lennon.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent ITV’s drama “Downton Abbey” for licensing.
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