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Aid to BrandAid Owners to Brand and Retail Owners Buyers and Retail Buyers

INTELLIGENT BUYING FOR LICENSED PRODUCTS FOR BRAND OWNERS A virtual shop window directly onto retailer buyers desktops ■ View popularity of products via your unique dashboard ■ Aide licensees quest to place products in front of retailers ■ Products displayed in via photos and descriptions controlled by you

FOR RETAILERS It’s a secret weapon for buying the right product at the right time ■ Browse products by powerful search tools ■ Consider timely buying by our brand populated calendar of events ■ Buy safe in the knowledge that all products are officially licensed

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Character Costumes and Sports Mascots

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Business Multimedia Publishing & Events

MAX PUBLISHING The leading specialist publishing house for the licensing and consumer products sectors, offering high-quality, content-rich publications to an unrivalled database of over 100,000 licensors, suppliers, licensees, retailers and everyone inbetween. Our titles cover all core product areas, whilst our contract publishing business has seen specialist publications for companies including Universal Studios, Warner Bros,. Disney, Entertainment One, Hasbro, Sanrio and many more.

MAX MEDIA VENTURES The digital studio within the Max group owns and operates numerous exciting digital news channels including LicensingSource. net. The studio also offers full-service digital development from websites to apps, social media programs, audio visual creation, company re-branding, 3D modelling, with clients including Licensing International, LDN Fashion and more.

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MAX LIVE EVENTS Not only does our award-winning production company organise the highlycoveted Licensing Awards, Progressive Preschool Awards and all others in the Max group, it also organises events for a myriad of third party clients from small conferencing and licensee days to major live events for names including Toni & Guy, Licensing International, The Negotiator Awards and hundreds more.

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Creative Agency We maximise impact by integrating research, plus a playful sensibility, into our creative solutions. Brand positioning and design

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Data-driven licensing

Transforming brand licensing through the power of data. Gain deeper connectivity, product visibility and trust across the value-chain. Partnerships based on a foundation of accurate master data. Safeguard your consumers, sales and partners. A validation service you can rely on for the future. Open avenues for new digital initiatives. Broaden your brand universe through data driven strategies.

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Design Agency – Product, Packaging & Style Guide

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Design, Design Reprographics and Print

‘Proud to be the graphic reproduction and printing company to The Licensing Awards, Licensing Source Book and Max Publishing’ Some of the great people we’ve worked with...

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Independent Licensing Agency

START LICENSING LIMITED Licensing Agent & Consultancy

Start Licensing are an award winning Licensing Agent who represent companies such as Aardman Animations, Britvic Soft Drinks and The Ashmolean Museum as a Licensing Agent. They also offer Licensing Consultancy services. Consultancy clients have included Channel 4, The Royal Mail, The National Gallery and Rebellion Publishing. Start Licensing are experts in licensing. Combining a strategic approach with commercial acumen and creative vision. For more information and to have an initial chat please call Ian Downes on 07776 228454 or email ian@startlicensing.co.uk @startlicensing

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PR Agency

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Specialists in licensed characters and toys

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PR Agency

Check out our new showreel at licensetopr.co.uk @licensetopr

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Royalty Auditing

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Sustainability

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Sustainability Advisors

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Industry Travel Expert

Exposé Travel – Your one-stop shop for all Licensing and related exhibitions worldwide. EXPOSÉ TRAVEL specialises in travel to licensing and related shows worldwide. We have been offering some very special rates for flights and hotels to the many exhibitions that take place in different parts of the world and work with small boutique licensing agencies and retailers right up to the biggest companies on the show floor. We are also the exclusive travel partner to the Max Group of Companies, owners of The Licensing Awards and Licensing Source Book, and LicensingSource.net. Dear Friends and Clients, First and foremost, may I wish all nominees in The Licensing Awards 2022 my congratulations and good luck for tonight! As the industry’s specialist travel agent, you may have used my services, you may not have yet. I have been serving the licensing sector for many years now and after the pause in travel due to C*vid, I am pleased to say that I was responsible for many of your flights and hotels this year – Licensing Expo in Las Vegas was a busy one for me and BLE is looking much the same. Why do people use me? Firstly, I know the shows. I’ve been to them, I know if a hotel really is a ‘5 minutes walk’ or not and which ones suit which type of traveller. I know that you don’t want to go to Las Vegas via Lithuania or Melbourne via Mexico.

when changes happen. And we all know after the last few years that changes to travel are now commonplace. And that is why now, more than ever, I encourage you to use my services as a licensing industry specialist. You will speak to me, Paul, and I will be your personal point of contact at all times. Again, my best wishes for a superb evening and please do consider me your personal travel agent for the trips ahead. I deal with one-man companies right up to 100 person bookings for the biggest licensors. And if I can keep Ian, Jakki and Rob happy with their demanding requirements, I’m sure I can help you!

Secondly, I am an independent, specialist travel consultant. I answer the phone… that means no messing around with call centres

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