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Hisense Sponsoring 2022 FIFA World Cup

Hisense, the world-renowned technology company, has entered into a partnership with FIFA to become an official sponsor of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, creating an exclusive connection between the tournament’s worldwide audience in unique and compelling ways. “Continued investment in world-class sporting events represents Hisense’s determination to become a global brand,” said Jia Shaoqian, the CEO of Hisense Group. “It helps Hisense build stronger relationships with its global consumers and accelerates the company’s globalisation process. It also creates a solid foundation for Hisense to compete with the world’s most innovative and leading brands in order to also become a premier global brand.” Hisense is joining the roster of ‘Commercial Affiliates’ for the upcoming tournament, and will be involved in a program that will range from on-site engagement opportunities and… . . . read more

ZAG’s Miraculous Signs With Disney and New Product Partners

The hit series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been signed on for seasons four and five, and high ratings are now driving several new licensing deals. Julian Zag, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, says the company has signed several “top tier” partners over the past month for a wide range of consumer products and services. Newly signed consumer products partners include Crayola for branded color/activity books; Fast Forward for kids backpacks and lunch totes; Kid Designs for youth electronics including headphones and microphones; Komar Kids for sleepwear; Peachtree Playthings for crafts and activities; Galerie for seasonal and everyday chocolate and candy; Inkology for innovative stationary and activity products; Trends International for posters and stickers; and Card.com for branded debit and credit cards.  Additional partners for online retail… . . . read more

Mic Company Shure Looks For Licensing Partners

Shure Inc. Enlists Licensing Matters Global (LMG) to Launch Worldwide Licensing Program By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Shure is about as big a name as you’ll find in the microphone and audio business, having provided mics for music, public speeches and journalists for close to a century. During my decade working as a broadcast journalist with CBC News in Canada, for example, I packed a seemingly bulletproof Shure microphone that literally went through fires, floods, riots, and all sorts of natural disasters with nary a glitch, so full disclosure, I’ve got a bit of a love affair with the brand. The Shure brand and microphones have served as icons in pop culture over its 96-year history. Elvis, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., legendary performers, leaders, and… . . . read more

Tetris Waffle Maker Shows You Should Play With Your Food

Lisle Licensing takes the Tetris brand forward in 2021 The video game property Tetris and their UK-based licensing agent Lisle Licensing have launched a slate of new deals, including one for a hilarious new Tetris waffle maker from Fizz Creations. Apparently, someone with a love of trapezoids realized waffles are just a lot of tasty Tetris shapes packed together, and decided to produce a waffle maker that punches out the individual shapes. No more can you mother tell you to stop playing with your food. “We’re all about fun and novelty at Fizz Creations, so are excited to partner with Tetris to launch the waffle maker,” said Zoe Ryan, Marketing Manager at Fizz Creations. ” added Tetrimino shaped waffles … what’s not to love!” Lisle Licensing says they’ve kicked off… . . . read more

Casetify Unveils Tech Accessories Based on Disney’s Mickey Mouse

The smartphone specialist tech accessory company Casetify is ringing in the New Year with a new collection of tech based on the beloved Disney character Mickey Mouse, who started it all. In collaboration with Disney, the company will be producing this year a wide range of cases and other accessories for iPhones, Samsung phones, AirPods, iPads, and Apple Watches. Included in the collection will be co-branded wireless chargers, 2-in-1 grip stands, and—as a real sign of our pandemic times—Casetify UV Sanitizers. Inspired by the company’s historic cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who kicked off Disney’s decades-long dominance in the entertainment sector, the new collection features bright colors, bold icons and 3D silhouettes throughout. Starting at $35, the Casetify “Mickey Mouse Club” collection will release on Jan. 20 on the company’s web store…. . . . read more

Back-to-School

Licensed Back-to-School Sales Expected to Rise 2.0% in 2020

Licensed back-to-school sales are expected to climb to $9.6 billion in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s estimates. With licensed retail sales up 2.0%, or $188 million, the back-to-school season is expected to help bolster recovery…


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