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TLA expands into Turkish market….

July 7, 2010 Leave a comment

London, 6 July 2010. The Licensing Agency, Inc. (TLA) announced today its new partnership with the Turkish company Colorbar Media Services (Colorbar). Colorbar will bring TLA’s range of services including TheFirstClub.com to one of the regions’ largest and dynamic developing markets.

Based in Istanbul, Colorbar was founded in 2006 by a former television executive with over a decades experience in the Turkish television market. Having specialized in business development and content acquisition, Colorbar will be instrumental in implementing and localizing TLA’s range of services.

Denis Hure, CEO of The Licensing Agency states: “This is a great opportunity to tap into one of the fastest growing markets in this industry. TLA will bring added services to a dynamic market, as we continue to add features and develop our services to be on pace with rapid advances in technology. We are excited to embark on a relationship with a well-rounded and progressive company such as Colorbar Media.”

TheFirstClub.com is a versatile loyalty and rewards site where end-users can download music, PC games, mobile content and shortly digital magazines, movies, eBooks and audio books, in return for redeeming promotional vouchers granted by any Brand Partner. TheFirstClub.com has been specifically designed to enhance loyalty reward programs and sales promotions giving a unique access to the entertainment world on a global basis. The site can be completely customized for a Brand’s needs and is currently translated into 14 languages including Turkish.

Alican Ayanlar, Managing Director of Colorbar: “We believe TLA’s traditional delivery methods will continue to have a place in the market for some time. However as companies’ promotion models and loyalty programs are further fine-tuned with the digital age, one can not overlook TheFirstClub.com’s tremendous potential to transform the market. The versatility allowed by the end-user choosing their promotional content is the cornerstone of this unique model.”

To know more about The Licensing Agency and its range of services please visit www.thelicensingagency.com

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MY LIFE IN LICENSING: Denis Huré

July 1, 2008 Leave a comment

by CEO, The Licensing Agency

The co-founder of the international marketing company talks us through his 15 years in the business…

Name:
Denis Huré

Time spent in licensing industry:
15 years

First job in licensing:
Vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Interplay OEM

What were your responsibilities?
I was in charge of handling the European set up, as well as the day to day running of Interplay Entertainment Corp’s licensing group.

Current job in licensing:
CEO and co-founder of The Licensing Agency (TLA), a unique international marketing company specialised in managing, developing and licensing brands worldwide, as well as leveraging the potential of brands in the promotional market.

What are your responsibilities?
I am overseeing the different activities of our company, which include licensing, digital promotions, brand development, video & TV production and creative digital technologies. I am also supervising our different international subsidiaries located in the UK, the US, France and Germany, as well as our partnerships in China and Japan.

What is your greatest achievement so far?
Having facilitated promotions that increased some of our customers’ sell-in by 45 per cent, and that enabled some others to have a sell-through twice as fast than usual. This is the best reward we can get for our work, giving evidence that our service offering and strategy are extremely effective. We believe there is a direct connection between the success of brands and promotions. Our entire company strategy has been built around this concept. We also have a business model highly different from any other licensing agency, which allows us to develop a strong culture of results for the benefit of both our clients and licence owners.

What is the best licence you have worked on so far in your career?
Star Wars. It was at the time of the launch of Episode 1 and we broke new ground with the ‘brand of all brands’. Working with George Lucas’ team was amazing and educational. We had to push ourselves further than ever before. It made me realise the ‘True Force’ a brand can have and the value it represents.

What licence would you most like to have in your portfolio?
The licences we currently have. We put hard work and passion behind each licence we represent and the real success is when we overachieve on both our clients and the licence owners’ expectations. In ten years’ time, we will look back and be proud of the great job we did to expand these tremendous properties.

If you could choose your dream job in licensing, what would it be and why?
Don’t go further, I have it… We can do things at TLA some people would think are impossible. We can also innovate like nowhere else.

What’s the best thing about working in the licensing business?
It gives the opportunity to work with amazing and passionate people. It is also a real pleasure to work in the entertainment industry. Time goes by and every day is different with new and exciting challenges to be raised.