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Playing At Business podcast with Steve Reece

Apr 14, 2021

Adam Borton is a professional toy inventor and designer held within high regard in the toy business. Among other things he invented and licensed to Mattel the smash hit skill and action game 'Flushin' Frenzy'. In this podcast interview we talk about Adam's journey in the toy business, and about his new initiative: Toy...


Apr 6, 2021

Rick Derr is a successful toy retailer with a strong social media profile, in fact, Rick puts a lot of his recent success down to his business heavily adopting social media marketing and advertising to drive traffic into store. We also discuss his winning strategy for bricks and mortar retail to work with Amazon not...


Mar 22, 2021

India is the cause of much hype & speculation recently regarding the speed of growth of the toy manufacturing industry in India. With India being the only country in the world with a comparable population size and therefore potential workforce as China, and with low labour costs, India seems to be the...


Mar 18, 2021

In Episode 24 of our Playing At Business podcast we interview Phil Albritton, founder and host of the Powerkid podcast, the original toy business podcast. Phil has been interviewing the cognoscenti of the toy industry for years now. Phil is also an innovation force in terms of the creative side of the toy business, his...


Mar 9, 2021

Billy Langsworthy is Co-Founder of Mojo Nation, a company dedicated to celebrating the creativity of toy & game designers. Mojo Nation offers networking & pitch events for toy & game creators to get in front of toy companies who can license their products. We talk about toy & game inventing in this episode of our...