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BIG PICTURE LICENSING (BPL)
A bespoke Brand Licensing Agency with a difference.
With a combined 35+ years of commercial and Brand Licensing experience, gained at a diverse range of large international media corporations, we offer an agile, proactive and reliable consultancy that can see and create without limits…
BIG PICTURE LICENSING can find and secure new revenue opportunities with a flexible, ethical and holistic approach to doing business, bringing a long-term, lateral, consultative approach to international trade, where all clients are considered a partner.
To challenge limitations, we think innovatively and deliver sustainable 360 solutions for all clients.
Whatever your needs, BPL is ready to step-up and partner with you on specific projects, as a traditional Licensing Agent &/or Product Distribution Agent.
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OUR TEAM - WE LOVE BRANDS!
He has managed vertical Licensing businesses with a client direct model as well as Licensing Agent model across many territories including India, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, MENA, Africa, Israel, Turkey + EMEA as well as both International and Global markets.
Dan has worked across all brand licensing product categories, including Publishing, Apparel / Footwear, Toys / Games, FMCG, Promotions, QSR, Electronics, Stationary / BTS, Homeware, Digital, plus many high-value non-traditional categories such as Finance, Live Events and Retailers.
With extensive Licensee contacts across all key territories and product categories, Dan has travelled extensively across emerging markets on business along with more mature markets within Europe / APAC and rest of the World (54 countries and counting).
Dan has a keen passion for emerging markets, new business development and all things brand licensing. He understands the intrinsic value of licensing Intellectual Property (IP) across multiple territories and categories to all parties from the Licensee-Licensor-Retailer & end-point Consumers.
Dan has a Post-Graduate Degree in Education & has delivered keynote presentations around the world on business, as well as for Licensing International in India, USA and South Korea.
In 2018, he founded BIG PICTURE LICENSING as a bespoke Licensing agency to help all clients identify and secure new business opportunities as well as offer licensing training modules where companies can learn the insider trade secrets of the International Brand Licensing Industry…
Dan is a Media and Brand Licensing executive with 20+ years’ experience working for a wide range of media owners from BBC Worldwide, IPC Publishing, Trinity Mirror (Reach), The Walt Disney Company, LazyTown Entertainment (Time Warner Company) and Viacom International Media Networks (ViacomCBS).
Since 2010, Dan worked for Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, based in London. He left the company in Oct. 2018 as Vice-President, International Licensing & Business Development. Dan has worked across International markets in the brand licensing industry for the last 15 years and has extensive experience of establishing brand licensing businesses in developing territories and building solid foundations for sustainable revenue growth.
From 2011 to 2015, Ikuko was the Head of Licensing, Head of Global Sales and co-producer at d-rights Inc. Her team brought phenomenal success to the Beyblade – Metal Fight series through creative business solutions between TakaraTomy, Hasbro and brand licensing agencies and broadcasters around the world. At ASATSU-DK Inc, Ikuko spearheaded the evergreen property Crayon Shinchan and its first ever APAC Brand Summit.
In 2017, Ikuko founded Creative Minds LLC with the aim to evolve existing business models with a creative mind solution through clear communication channels and building a strategic network between Japan and the wider APAC region and the rest of the world. In 2019, Ikuko and Creative Minds formed a strategic partnership and affiliation with Big Picture Licensing to develop and open new product distribution markets as well as provide valuable insight into the APAC region.
IKUKO AKUTSU KOGISO
Ikuko grew up in California until returning to Tokyo, Japan to attend middle-school. Growing up with a western, out-going American mentality and having experienced the transition to the subtle, “follow the crowd” Japanese culture, Ikuko decided to major in Philosophy at university to better understand and bridge western and Japanese culture.
Throughout Ikukos’ +20 year experience in the entertainment industry, she has worked with Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Toshiba Digital Frontiers Inc, Toshiba Entertainment, d-rights Inc and ASATSU-DK Inc.
Ikuko was appointed as President of Axis Euroasia Ltd in 2005 where she co-produced Appleseed Ex Machina with John Woo, Shinji Aramaki and Digital Frontier Inc.
Think it. Believe it. Build it.
TO SEE AND CREATE WITHOUT LIMITS.