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RICHARD PINK – B&LLAS 2018 BRAND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

Managing director of Pink Key Licensing, Richard Pink, is honoured with special accolade .

 Having devoted countless years to championing brands and talent, Richard Pink – MD of Pink Key Licensing – was honoured at last week’s Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards with the special Brand Ambassador of the Year accolade.

The award recognised Richard’s contribution to the industry, which has seen him work with brands including Kellogg’s, Pringles, SLUSH PUPPiE, Pan Am and Jane Asher since establishing his own business in 2005.

Prior to that he had held the role of head of promotions and licensing at Kellogg’s UK, while he also enjoyed time as head of licensing at Entertainment Rights.

On top of building his own business, Richard has also given his time and input to raising aware ness and credibility of brand licensing by working with respected trade bodies in his role as head of awards at the Institute of Promotional Marketing

Richard was described by Max Publ ishing’s Joint MD Jakki Brown as “a really decent and caring chap, as well as a savvy business brand licensing expert”.

Richard told The Licensing Source “I’m truly honoured to win the Brand Ambassado r award at the B&LLAs and so proud to be part of an industry where your competitors are also your friends.  I honestly believe that the agents and licensees involved in brand licensing really can show what it is possible to do with a brand to make it innovative and take it to places the brand owners would never expect.

“There are so many friends that I’d like to thank who have supported and encouraged me, but I particularly want to thank Nancy for making such a difference to what Pink Key does.

The B&LLAs get stronger every year, as does the industry, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”

Fizz Creations Win Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range at the Licensing Awards 2017

Fizz Creations scooped the Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range for its Slush Puppie Range at the 2017 Licensing Awards.

“This is hopefully the first of many awards for the team,” said Matthew Scrase, commercial director. “It’s been six years of hard work and we have come a long way. We are absolutely delighted.”

Pink Key Lands Pan Am

Pink Key Lands Pan Am! 

Licensing agency Pink Key Consulting is partnering with Pan Am to extend their highly successful licensing programme to Europe.  After many years of developing their licensing programme in the US, taking in products as diverse as chocolate and slot machines, Pan Am is confident they will repeat this success with Pink Key in Europe.

Richard Pink of Pink Key says ‘We are really excited to be taking on Pan Am. It fits brilliantly into our group of brands, there is a huge amount of art available and the potential for product development is fantastic. We are delighted to have such a cool brand as part of our portfolio.’

‘Pink Key’s success with heritage programs makes them a perfect fit for representing the goodwill and character our brand has developed over ninety years’ says Stacy Beck, Vice President of Brands and Licensing for Pan Am.  ‘Our rich history is reflected in decades of graphic assets that can only be represented fully with a partner well versed in nostalgia. Pink Key not only understands the historical aspect of our brand, but also the endless innovative possibilities that will help write the next chapters of our legacy, making them the ideal choice to represent Pan American World Airways’ legacy in the European market.’

 

Fizz Creations SLUSH PUPPiE Products coming in June 2016

The long awaited SLUSH PUPPiE range from Fizz Creations is set to hit stores in June 2016.  Here is a sneak preview of what is to come.

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Mad Beauty Win PACKAGING DESIGN OF THE YEAR – NEVER TOO OLD – VINTAGE KELLOGGS COLLECTION The Beauty Awards 2016

Mad Beauty Win
PACKAGING DESIGN OF THE YEAR – NEVER TOO OLD – VINTAGE KELLOGGS COLLECTION
The Beauty Awards 2016

MAD BEAUTY are exceedingly proud to announce that they won THE PACKAGING DESIGN OF THE YEAR at the prestigious The Beauty Awards 2016. On Thursday 24th November 2016 at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London

The Awards now in their 16th year brings together brands, retailers and advisors to celebrate the very best in beauty in the UK.

The win was for MAD BEAUTY’s delightful range of Never Too Old vintage-inspired beauty & accessory products which takes memorable vintage images from the KELLOGG’S iconic 1950’s advertising campaigns. Products include Bath & Body products as well as stationary and beauty cosmetic bags and accessories

Kimm & Miller Sign on For SLUSH PUPPiE

Kimm & Miller Sign on For SLUSH PUPPiE

Pink Key Consulting has welcomed Kimm and Miller to the licensing programme for the SLUSH PUPPiE brand.

The licensee will be developing food and non-food gifting products, launching in time for the Christmas 2017 period.

The two companies already enjoy a successful relationship with the Kellogg’s Vintage licence – they collaborated on a seasonal food gifting range which has been a hit in Debenhams for the past two years.

Richard Pink, MD of Pink Key Consulting, said: “We are delighted to be working with Kimm and Miller once again – we love their creativity and we expect that this new range will be just as successful as their Kellogg’s Vintage range has been.”

Dave Kimm, commercial director at Kimm and Miller, added: “We are thrilled to be working alongside Pink Key on SLUSH PUPPiE, an iconic brand that we are very excited to be introducing to the food gifting category.”

FIZZ CREATIONS SIGNED AS SLUSH PUPPiE LICENSEE

FIZZ CREATIONS SIGNED AS SLUSH PUPPiE LICENSEE

Pink Key Consulting Ltd are delighted to announce signing of Fizz Creations as a licensing partner for SLUSH PUPPiE .

Fizz will be developing a range of gifts that will appeal to both adults and children that will be distributed to retailers globally. At the core of the range will be tabletop SLUSH PUPPiE maker and related items that will allow consumers to recreate their frozen beverage at home.

Richard Pink from PKC says ‘we are delighted to have Fizz on board, we’ve seen their range of products and its everything that SLUSH PUPPiE should be about – highly interactive and loads of fun’.

Dominic Boon from Fizz Creations says “We are really excited to be working with Pink Key and SLUSH PUPPiE, which is such an iconic brand that has proven its popularity and longevity over many decades. We look forward to bringing some exciting products to market very soon.”

POETIC GEM SIGNED AS FIRST SLUSH PUPPiE LICENSEE

POETIC GEM SIGNED AS FIRST SLUSH PUPPiE LICENSEE

Pink Key Consulting Ltd are delighted to announce Poetic Brands as their first licensing partnership for their newly acquired SLUSH PUPPiE brand.

Poetic Brands will be developing nightwear, beachwear and related accessories that will be distributed to retailers throughout the UK.

Richard Pink from PKC says “we are delighted to have Poetic Brands on board, we love their approach to design and are looking forward to seeing some great products in the market”

Elliott Matthews from Poetic Brands says – “we’re really excited to be working with SLUSH PUPPiE & Pink Key, we’re expecting the first ranges in stores for Spring/Summer 2017”

Carol Janet the US agent and design agency for SLUSH PUPPiE programme says’ The SLUSH PUPPiE brand continues to grow through strong global partnerships.

PINK KEY APPOINTED AS UK & EUROPEAN AGENT FOR SLUSH PUPPiE

PINK KEY APPOINTED AS UK & EUROPEAN AGENT FOR SLUSH PUPPiE

Design Plus USA has appointed Pink Key Consulting as the exclusive UK and Europe licensing agent for the Slush Puppie brand.

Pink Key is looking at extending Slush Puppie into all available categories.

“We think Slush Puppie is the perfect addition to our portfolio alongside Pringles and Kellogg’s Vintage,” Richard Pink from Pink Key Consulting told Licensing.biz.

“It has a wonderful heritage that appeals to adults but it’s also going to allow us to develop some fantastic children’s products too.”

Licensing.Biz Interview

Licensing.Biz Interview

Click here to read Richard’s Interview regarding the Pringles Licensing Programme.