Meet the team – Tracey Devine-Tyley

Tracey is the most recent addition to our team, but is no stranger to the toy and licensing industries. She now heads up our sales and marketing division and is a very well-known and well-loved face in the industry. Over to Tracey…     1 – Could you tell us a bit about your background
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How to adapt to a changing retail landscape

Bricks and mortar retailers likely shy away when news about the High Street breaks at the moment. The majority of reports point to decreased footfall, consumer confidence and spending. And of course, online spending brings ease of use, competitive pricing and often larger range. In September the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed that retail footfall
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Meet the team – Kerstie Mehmel

In the latest instalment of our Meet the Team series, we are finding out more about one of our longest-standing members of staff, review coordinator, Kerstie Mehmel. Kerstie is the one many of you will have the pleasure of dealing with when you submit products for review. Over to her… Over to Kerstie…    
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Fundamentally Children – Q3 2019 highlights

Wow! What a fantastic week we had to close off another great period in Q3. The sales and marketing team headed to ExCel for Brand Licensing Europe, Amanda jetted to the US for the Dallas Toy Fair and Women in Toys Empowerment Day, Anna took a trip to the International Play Iceland UK seminar, and
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Successful summer of events puts Good Toys into the hands of the UK’s children

Summer 2019 has seen our team of experts touring the UK to introduce the nation’s children and families to products from the Good Toy Guide. The Good Toy Zone has taken in three festivals, weekly play days with The Entertainer, and the launch of a new partnership with 360 Play. Our events this year have
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Meet the Associate – Erika Brodnock

In this instalment of the Meet the Associate series, where we delve a little deeper into the lives and careers of the Fundamentally Children Associate Network, we are chatting to Erika Brodnock     You can find out more about the Associates Network here   Over to Erika…   1 – Could you tell us
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How to make your products stand out at Christmas

Children’s industries are a crowded market and never more so than during Q4. It can seem like if you don’t make it onto the big retailers’ Christmas lists or have an enormous TV ad budget, that you can’t get the exposure you need at Christmas. However, that’s not the case. There are so many ways
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Fundamentally Children – Q2 2019 highlights

Our robust start to the year here at Fundamentally Children has continued throughout the second quarter and we’ve had some exciting new partnerships to announce, successful events, and lots more opportunities for our clients to share the limelight and highlight their Good Toys and great businesses and brands.   Toys on Tour Most recently, we
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Creating brand superfans and ambassadors

One of the key ingredients in the recipe for a successful business is customer loyalty. And once you created a group of loyal customers and followers, you’re a step closer to creating superfans for your business. There is a number of different types of brand superfans, ranging from the general public to social media influencers,
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Building your brand credibility

Among the top priorities when putting together both business and marketing plans, should be how to build credibility in your business. It’s important for both trade and consumer audiences to trust you will do what you say you will, that you understand your market, that your products are beneficial to their users, and that you
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