Kirsty Guthrie of KJG Ltd, and Maggy Harris of BlueSkye Licensing, who operate as a hybrid licensing sales agency, are readying for their return to Brand Licensing Europe at ExCeL London from 20 – 22 September 2022, where they will form part of The Independents’ Lounge on stand B245.
The BLE spotlight for KJG Ltd, and BlueSkye Licensing showcases their wide portfolio of well-established and successful brands covering a range of categories from preschool to food, movie icons to Kawaii, and authors to art.
On behalf of Pink Key Licensing, the pair will be focusing on iconic food and drink brands, including Kellogg’s, Pringles, SLUSH PUPPiE, Peperami, Quorn, Vimto, Bel Brands (including Laughing Cow and Babybel), and Pan Am’s vintage archive.
For personality brands, the stand will play host to movie icon Charlie Chaplin, as well as celebrated genius, Einstein, both on behalf of Ben Group Inc. From the small screen, and for a younger audience, will be popular preschool property, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, specified categories for dino lovers with Gigantosaurus, and brand new superhero animation, Petronix Defenders, on behalf of bRand-Ward.
On behalf of Sagoo Brands, the pair will be showcasing gen Z favourite Kawaii brand, Rilakkuma, as well as the iconic Emily the Strange brand from Rob Reger.
The globally renowned cultural institution of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, focuses on developing the Frank Lloyd Wright design legacy, and will join Kirsty and Maggie’s stand at BLE. Frank’s century old inspiration for living sustainably through truly brilliant architecture, home and garden design, is as relevant today as it was during his lifetime.
Joining the stand fresh from its shortlisted nomination in the prestigious Henries awards, is Snowtap, a beautiful and witty artwork brand, which draws inspiration from the natural world and features animals with quirky captions in a perfect partnership.
Last but by no means least, the international bestselling book brand by author Tim Marshall, is Prisoners of Geography, published by Elliott & Thompson.
Maggy commented: “We’re delighted to be part of the same independents’ group alongside Rockpool, The Licensing Link and Reemsborko this year. It worked brilliantly for our like-minded, innovative, small IP businesses and client brands last year and we’re really looking forward to showcasing our diverse portfolio of brands for 2022.”
Kirsty continued: “We work on behalf of a number of high profile brands and agencies providing focused licensing sales services, rather than full service representation. We’re gaining great momentum and really enjoy working together, bouncing ideas around and delivering successful, flexible services to our clients.”
Kirsty and Maggy also provide ‘licensing in’ consultancy services to a growing number of licensees. Maggy also works with creative services agency, Dynamo, well known to many in the industry, and providing a raft of IP focused creative solutions.