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."
Dream Theatre has partnered with adidas to build the licensing presence of Real Madrid in India.
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
Studio 100 International has appointed two new licensing agents for its Maya the Bee brand in Latin America.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent the gaming brands Saints Row and Dead Island across the U.S. and Canada.
Jo Rose, creator of the U.K. brand Deer Little Forest, has appointed Think Tank Emporium as licensing agent for the brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Coolabi Group has inked deals with a trio of new partners for its preschool brand Poppy Cat.
Kidrobot has appointed licensing agencies JLK Brand and memBrain Licensing to jointly manage the licensing program for its character brand Yummy World.
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the classic property Felix the Cat, which will fold into the DreamWorks Classics portfolio.
After conquering much of Asia, the TurnOut Ventures (a subsidiary of Turner) bunny character Tuzki is heading to Japan with a new licensing agent.
Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree has acquired rival discount store chain Family Dollar Stores, becoming the largest discount retailer in North America.
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