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David Born

David Born is Director of Born Licensing, a brand licensing agency solely focused on licensing for the purpose of advertising and marketing. Born Licensing has been appointed licensing agent for entertainment powerhouse 20th Century Fox, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, Fremantle Media, Hasbro, Cartoon Network and BBC Worldwide. He also has a relationship with a range of other rights holders such as Disney, CBS, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Aardman, Lionsgate, MGM and many more. Born Licensing is currently working with a range of creative agencies and their clients across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. David started his licensing career as FMCG & Promotions assistant at a leading Australian brand licensing agent Haven Licensing. During that time he worked with major licensors such as Marvel, Twentieth Century Fox, Sesame Workshop, Sanrio, Lucas Film and Nickelodeon. He worked with a strong portfolio of clients such as Parmalat, Boost Juice, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson and National Foods. David spent the following 4 years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, starting as Licensing Associate and progressing to Manager of FMCG & Promotions. He drove revenue for the category with key FMCG & Promotional clients such as McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, and Parmalat. Additionally, David developed a strong understanding of clip licensing, working with clients including Bulla, ANZ and Westpac NZ along with their creative agencies. After moving to London, David had the opportunity to expand his knowledge and experience within the category further as Head of Category for FMCG & Promotions at Turner Broadcasting. He managed the food, beverage, health & beauty, promotions and clip licensing business across EMEA (UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa). Some of the exciting brands within the Turner portfolio include Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and LazyTown.
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