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.
Olly Ltd. has appointed a licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland for its Olly the Little White Van brand and appointed a licensing and marketing veteran to its board.
Carte Blanche Group has appointed Biplano to represent its classic Me to You property, and the brand's signature character, Tatty Teddy, in France.
BurdaIntermedia Merchandising has been appointed as the German licensing agent for the U.K. preschool brand Deer Little Forest.
Mind Candy has appointed CPLG as the licensing agent for its new gaming brand "World of Warriors" across continental Europe and the U.S.
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."
Planeta Junior and DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year TV distribution and licensing deal across Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey.
Reeder Brand Management will represent the brand of the late Chris Farley for licensing.
Entertainment One Licensing has signed new toy and publishing partners for Peppa Pig in France.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Bagdasarian Productions is extending its relationship with PGS Entertainment to include licensing representation of the TV series “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks.”
Brand Squared Licensing, a division of communications and marketing firm Peppercomm, has added four new brands to its roster.
Global licensing agency Epic Rights continues to grow its roster of music artists and brands with the addition of Jefferson Airplane.
Beanstalk has signed on to represent the luxury fashion brand Carmen Marc Valvo for licensing.
Jockey International has appointed licensing agency The Joester Loria Group to expand the brand into the swimwear and home categories in the U.S.
IMC has launched its own influencer marketing division, built on the platform established by its sister company, Vibrant Nation.
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