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.
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.
Cartoon Network has collaborated with Dr. Martens on a limited edition range of boots for adults and children inspired by the animated comedy series "Adventure Time."
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.”
Oju Africa has launched the world’s first collection of Afro Emoticons.
East West Licensing has been appointed as the regional licensing agent for NBCUniversal in the Middle East and North Africa.
DHX Brands has signed a deal with Egmont Publishing for the international rights to produce children’s books and magazines based on the Teletubbies brand.
Walmart Stores has promoted Shelley Broader to executive vice president, president and chief executive officer of Walmart EMEA.
Nickelodeon has launched a SpongeBob-branded fresh fruit line at supermarket retailer Checkers in South Africa.
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying.
JJ&C is planning a new range of National Geographic-branded luggage in a worldwide deal brokered by IMG Licensing.
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