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As we begin 2024, License Global looks back at the last 12 months and picks out some of the key interviews from issues of the magazine in 2023. First up, it’s sports.
January 1, 2024
In February, Federico Bobbio, associate director, licensing, IMG, which represents UFC, spoke about the continued growth of UFC’s licensed apparel/consumer products line.
In June, Bruno Maglione, president, licensing, IMG, discussed the latest trends in fashion licensing across sports and art.
In September License Global delved into the world of football-licensed consumables, trends around the game’s global growth and whether football fandom is changing.
Also in the issue, Younes Layati, senior director, licensing, Fanatics, highlighted the rise of the Fanatics brand, and what is trending in licensed sports fashion.
Senior Digital Editor U.K. & EMEA, License Global
Ian joined the License Global editorial team in May 2022 as digital editor for the U.K. and EMEA, becoming Senior Digital Editor in April 2023.
Ian is a huge fan of sports and entertainment brands and, as a father, toys and kids' brands are a large part of his life!
He has been at Informa (formerly UBM) since 2018, where he was previously the editor of SHP, a B2B digital publication aimed at health & safety professionals.
Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in B2B trade print media, in the automotive sector, working on various publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
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