While celebrity chefs continue to be an important part of licensing in the housewares sector, the social media influencers are also coming on strong. From the venerable celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse to YouTube star Rosanna Pansino, the exhibitor floor was a buzz with new licensed product lines.
Tony Lisanti, global editorial director, License Global, and Caren Chacko, vice president of brand management, Beanstalk, will host a presentation on brand licensing at Chicago’s annual International Home and Housewares Show.
Entertainment One has appointed Bruna Sawada to manage its portfolio of television properties in Brazil as top series including “Peppa Pig,” “Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom” and “PJ Masks” build steam on shelves.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has unveiled the Licensing University lineup for Licensing Week, taking place in conjunction with Licensing Expo, featuring a variety of sessions from professionals in every aspect of the industry.
Sequential CEO Yehuda Shmidman opened the final day of the NYC Licensing Summit with a keynote presentation where he discussed the current “retailing crisis” and outlined how his company is adapting to the new retail marketplace and building its key brands, such as Martha Stewart.
Licensing Expo spoke with Sam Weller, director of audience development, Bent Pixels, to learn more about the second annual Digital Media Licensing Summit, which takes place on Monday, June 20, at 11:45 a.m., as a precursor to the Show.
Licensing Expo will offer artists and designers the opportunity to showcase their artwork and designs to the largest audience of brand owners, licensees and retailers in the world this June in Las Vegas, Nev.