2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Outfit7 has signed five new licensing deals in territories around the world for its suite of mobile properties, Talking Tom and Friends.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Authentic Brands Group has expanded its relationship with retail partner Majid Al Futtaim in the Middle East and North Africa to accelerate the growth of Juicy Couture.
German brand management and media company m4e has appointed the Simba Dickie Group as the master toy licensee for its new preschool series "Wissper."
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and the National Basketball Association hosted their third Looney Tunes Jr. NBA clinic Monday at Imperial College, London.
Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays with activations at shopping malls and recreation parks in Asia, South Africa and at Russia’s Domodedovo Airport.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
Lowe’s and the Sherwin-Williams Company are pairing to bring the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams line to Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams retail locations.
Turner Broadcasting has picked up DHX Media's new CG reboot of the classic kids' cartoon "Inspector Gadget" across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Global publisher Parragon Books has partnered with Platinum Films to publish a range of activity formats for "Matt Hatter Chronicles" in Australia, the U.K. and South Africa.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
While inherent risks are still prevalent, so are the opportunities for retail growth especially in several smaller, less publicized nations.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has appointed Pizzatoon as its first-ever licensing representative in North Africa.
PVH Corp. has tapped Leisure Brands to bring Izod and Izod Golf menswear to South Africa.
Jetpack Distribution will represent TV and licensing rights for Guru Studio’s preschool show “Justin Time” across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
King Digital Entertainment has launched another title to the Candy Crush game lineup, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” for iOS and Android devices and Facebook.
The NBA and FIBA have announced plans for this year’s Basketball without Borders global basketball development program.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA will host its second annual Golden Bunny Awards at Brand Licensing Europe Oct. 7 to celebrate and recognize its licensing partners.
Netflix and Guru Studio will produce an original spin-off series based on the preschool hit “Justin Time”– “Justin Time The New Adventures.”
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