Coolabi appoints Spotlight.1888 for Clangers retail representation

Spotlight.1888 has been appointed by Coolabi to act as the UK and Eire retail agent for its hit Clangers brand.

Spotlight.1888 will seek new opportunities for the property, bringing a fresh approach to the brand at retail.

The company’s remit includes attending key trade shows, identifying new channels, collaborations and exclusive opportunities to bring the Clangers world to life for preschoolers, parents, grandparents and gift-givers.

“Clangers is loved across multiple generations and we are excited to start working with the team at Spotlight.1888 to realise the retail opportunities that exist and support our existing and future licensees,” commented Allison Watkins, director of consumer products and TV distribution at Coolabi. “As the Clangers approach their 55th birthday in November 2024 we are seeking great partners to celebrate with us.”

Hannah Redler, co-founder and group retail director at Spotlight.1888, continued:  “We are looking forward to exciting the Clangers’ fan-base at retail with the brand’s enduring and much-loved messages of wonder, community and creativity.

“The team and I are proud to represent such a multi-generational, iconic brand that appeals to pre-schoolers, parents and grandparents alike and continues to achieve outstanding fan engagement and impressive viewership on CBeebies and across social media.”

Clangers – originally created by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate – made its debut on BBC Television in 1969. It returned to CBeebies in June 2015 and there are now 104 new episodes available on BBC iPlayer and Amazon Kids+.

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