LICENSING NEWS

Outfit7 and SuperAwesome to sponsor Future8 Awards

Published on: 20th August 2014

Outfit7 has partnered with The Future8 Awards to exclusively sponsor its Mobile App category, aimed at aspiring app developers. O7_logo300

Launched in partnership with The Guardian, The Future8 Awards aim to find the top young digital creators in the UK and Ireland. The awards have attracted a huge number of entries across the eight categories.

Talking Tom and Friends became the fastest entertainment app series to reach 300m downloads, 19 months after its launch. Now, with over 1.7b downloads and 230m monthly active users for its flagship brand, Outfit7 is one of the world’s biggest media entertainment companies.

Iza Login, deputy CEO and co-founder of Outfit7, will join the line-up of Future8 judges which includes Shannon Cullen, publisher at Puffin, Penguin Random House UK, Jo Scalpello, head of partnerships at Blinkbox, and Eric Huang, head of development at Made in Me.

Dylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, said: “We are very excited to welcome Outfit7 on board as our Mobile App category sponsor. The Talking Tom and Friends franchise is a global phenomenon and it’s hugely popular amongst our audience of 7-17-year-olds. Access to Outfit7’s expertise and knowledge of this sector is an exceptional opportunity for any young app developer and we look forward to working together to find a creative star.”

If you would like to receive our daily newsflash email, click here; you can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook and request a print subscription here.

RECENT ARTICLES

Breaking News: PlayMonster set to expand global presence with rebranding of Interplay UK

TRA’s Toy of the Year Awards winners announced

Wow! Stuff flashes to the beat with new Chibies

VTech to launch green ELPs as part of ongoing sustainability commitment

Missing Toy Fair? Toy World’s January issue has the industry covered

Fears grow of major price rises due to increased shipping costs

Exclusive: Standing up to Amazon – a successful trading terms strategy

Inventor Adam Borton seeks students for Toy and Game School

BTHA celebrates 2020 toy trade Superhero Awards

The Lego Group launches Lego Bygge Hygge